At the University of Chicago, we prioritize advanced, evidence-based medical education with mindful acknowledgment and exploration of structural inequities. Residents, fellows, and faculty in the Department of Pediatrics share a commitment to teaching through learning experiences, bedside teaching, and didactic sessions. In addition to your core pediatric education, you can choose to apply to one of four scholarship tracks to supplement your education.

Scholarship Tracks & Certificates

Core Conference Curriculum

On weekdays, we have didactics twice a day (8-9am and noon-1pm), with protected resident time. View our weekly conference schedule here, which include a rotating selection of conference topics and presentation styles, including:

  • Art of Medicine with Dr. McQueen
  • Bring Yourself to Work
  • Clinically Applied Pathophysiology Series (CAPS)
  • Chairman’s Rounds
  • Chief Case Conferences
  • Ethics Conferences
  • Faculty Morning Report
  • Faculty-led Primary Care Lecture Series
  • Fellow-led Conferences
  • Humanity Rounds
  • Intern Boot Camp
  • PGY1 Pediatric Critical Appraisal of Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Skills (PCARES) Journal Club
  • PGY1-led Primary Care Curriculum
  • PGY2 Morning Report
  • PGY3 Clinical Pathological Correlation (CPC)
  • Professional Development
  • Quality Improvement Series
  • Residents Are Teachers
  • Structural Competency Curriculum

Structural Competency Curriculum

We believe it is vital that physicians understand the context from which our patients present. This curriculum was born out of a pandemic disproportionately affecting communities of color and a national reckoning with centuries of systemic racism and structural violence. Acknolwedging that our program is situated in an underserved area within a deeply segregated city, we seek to partner with our community to understand institutional, systemic, and medical racism in order to better serve our patients. While this is a resident-curated curriculum, we mindfully prioritize involvement of members, organizations, and experts of our community to teach us whenever possible. Sessions occur at least once per month, with past topics including (but not limited to): the history of Chicago’s segregation and UChicago’s role in the community, community asset mapping, environmental racism, immigrant and LGBTQi health, and various medical topics specific to black and brown bodies.

Half-Day Symposia

On select electives, residents participate in a half-day learning session focused on high-yield and clinically applicable topics. Sessions are led by a faculty expert, with a small-group setting creating opportunities for interactive learning and questions. Topics have included:

  • Primary care potpourri
  • Simulation sessions
  • Adolescent health
  • Outpatient and inpatient mental health management