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University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI

Dan Sklansky, MD

Program Director

Kari Bruckner

Program Coordinator

  • Level 1 Trauma Center

  • Free standing 122 bed hospital

  • Level 4 NICU

  • Off-site Level 3 community NICU with additional 50 beds

  • 7 varied sites for continuity clinic

  • Class size: 15 categorical plus 1 combined peds/neuro

  • Tracks: Global Health, Research, Primary Care, and Osteopathic Medicine

  • Fellowships: NICU, PICU, Hospital Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Infectious Disease, Pulmonology, Allergy and Immunology, Genetics and Metabolism, Sports Medicine, Non-Operative Orthopedics, LGBTQ+ Health, Primary Care Research,

  • Vibrant, engaged community

  • Famous farmers market

  • Population 260k, metro area 450k

  • Big Ten campus, state capitol

  • Lakes, biking, trails, skiing

  • Protected Friday afternoon block conferences for problem-based learning, mentorship for longitudinal advocacy, QI, and research projects

  • Focus on individualized curriculum

  • Rotate through all specialties: Every resident is able to experience a wide breadth of pediatrics without sacrificing one experience for another and still have 6 blocks of elective

  • Embedded continuity clinic with longitudinal preceptor: Experience real life as a primary care physician in one of seven continuity clinic sites with a mentor for life

  • 26-hour DEI and anti-racism curriculum throughout residency;

  • Was tested and fine-tuned on core faculty

  • Didactic, small group, large group, and independent components

  • Agile coursework guided by mix of history and current events

  • Program-sponsored BIPOC faculty/resident meetings and mentoring

  • URM candidate open houses and visiting scholarships

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