The Department of Pediatrics is committed to training the next generation of academic leaders in pediatrics. Central to this mission is the training of physician scientists. Students who complete both M.D. and Ph.D. programs are well-positioned to make long-lasting and important contributions to the health of children. The Department strives to recruit and provide a supportive and individualized residency program for these talented and dedicated individuals – one that will promote academic success while ensuring core pediatric training.
The Department has a history of training successful M.D.-Ph.D. residents who have gone on to academic careers. Many have been recipients of awards such as the Pediatric Scientist Training Program Award.. A number of our M.D. - Ph.D. residents have chosen the special pathways offered by the American Board of Pediatrics, including the new Research Pathway and the Special Alternative Pathway. Our faculty includes 18 M.D. - Ph.D. trained investigators who serve as role models and mentors. In addition, the department is fortunate to have many Ph.D. research investigators in addition to a record of interdisciplinary collaboration across the vast and growing University of Michigan research campus. We currently have 60 NIH-funded investigators in the department to serve as mentors and role models. Among the medical schools with departments of Pediatrics and those who have NIH training grants, we are ranked 5th in the nation.
To assist you in determining if the environment here will be supportive of your particular career goals, we will work with you to tailor your interview day so that you may best learn and evaluate the possibilities that Michigan may offer for your particular interests and career goals. During your residency, we will support your goals and provide an environment that nurtures these goals, while offering you an excellent and balanced core pediatric education.
We look forward to discussing your goals with you and invite you to e-mail us for more information.