A MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF RESIDENTS

Welcome to the UMass Pediatric Residency Program at UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center! Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our training program. As you tour this site, we hope you get a sense of what makes our residency special.

Chris Lops and Katharine Davidoff standing next to each other

UMass Pediatric residents receive a well-rounded education focusing on   primary care, general inpatient pediatrics and pediatric subspecialties. Our   training takes place in a variety of settings within our Children's Medical   Center, as well as outpatient subspecialty and primary care clinics. Our   residents have the opportunity to work one-on-one with attendings, which   fosters a safe and close-knit learning environment.

As a program, we prioritize the education of our residents. Our curriculum   includes daily morning conference, monthly afternoon block conference,   and   various specialized conferences including EKG conference,   Dermatology,   Palliative Care, Radiology, PALS, Emergency Department and   Advocacy. We   have a robust Simulation curriculum, which includes weekly   mock codes in   the PICU and on the Wards and monthly interdisciplinary   simulations.

 Prior to the start of intern year, each resident is paired with an outpatient   pediatric preceptor with whom they will work throughout their residency.   Each experience is unique as there is a wide range of communities within   our   catchment area. During intern year, residents participate in a program   called   “Our Town” in which they explore the community surrounding their   practice   and come together to share their experiences over dinner. Residents   interested in global health have the opportunity to travel to established international clinical sites and learn from local experts in refugee health.

At UMass we are proud of our multidisciplinary approach to patient care. Residents work closely with attendings, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, nutritionists, child life specialists, medical students, and more. This team-based approach, combined with our welcoming environment, fosters resident education and autonomy.

Graduates of our program have been highly successful both in joining primary care practices and matching in competitive fellowships. Recent graduates have matched to fellowships in Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Gastroenterology, Intensive Care, Nephrology and Neonatology at Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Yale, Tufts, Weill Cornell, Boston Medical Center, Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Massachusetts among others.

As you begin your search for a residency program, you will likely have many questions and checklists that guide your search. Ultimately, it is important that you find a program that is the right fit for you. At UMass, we are proud to have built a program that attracts a diverse group of dedicated residents who truly enjoy working together and spending time together outside the workplace. We often have weekly trivia nights, dinners, and a friendly interdepartmental “House Cup” competition.

We wish you the best of luck with your application and interview process. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the our program. We feel like UMass is a supportive and fun environment in which to learn about Pediatrics and we look forward to sharing more with you on your interview day!

Sincerely,

Kate (Doffy) and Chris

Katharine.davidoff@umassmemorial.org
 
Christopher.lops@umassmemorial.org