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Welcome from the Program Director

Brett Robbins, MD

Brett Robbins, M.D.

The goal of our Med-Peds program is to ensure that each of our residents is well prepared to enter the practice setting of their choice. Our graduates have successfully pursued careers in primary care, subspecialty practice, research fellowships, public health careers, hospitalist positions, and international health practice. Feedback from their employers and peers attests to their outstanding preparation for independent practice.

Our Med-Peds program, one of the very first in the nation, has evolved tremendously over the years. Even with this growth, we've retained our philosophy of integrated, rigorous training in Medicine and Pediatrics and we remain flexible and agile enough to help our residents pursue their individual career paths.

The longevity of our program has allowed us to adapt to a wide variety of heath care and educational changes. We have also developed a vast alumni base for career advice, mentorship and elective rotating.

Our Program Aims:

  1. To prepare residents to first and foremost be exceptional clinicians who are prepared to enter all career avenues open to combined Med-Peds trained physicians.
  2. To provide each resident with training above and beyond what is required by the ACGME, individualized to their career trajectories.
  3. To innovate in educational and training methods and settings to prepare graduates for the interprofessional, collaborative and asynchronous landscape in the evolving practice of Medicine--in the office, in the hospital, and in the community.
  4. To provide an inclusive, supportive, respectful environment in which to train, attentive to each individual’s unique humanity.
  5. To continually improve the training program, its residents and its faculty, using performance improvement methodology, and to instill this same skill in each graduate.   

By applying for a Med-Peds residency you are acknowledging your desire to care for patients of all ages. We have discovered over time that to accomplish this in four years it takes a unique type of person. We look between the lines, scores, and letters to find people who have these five qualities:

  1. Adaptive Mindset — The breadth of training venues requires emotional intelligence and the ability to work at all perspectives: from 3 feet to 30,000 feet.
  2. Inclusive Team Player — Actively welcoming and having the back of diverse people and perspectives makes us, our residency, and our patients better.
  3. Kindness — Residency is an immersive experience. Who you do it with matters.
  4. Meliora — A strong sense of curiosity and desire to make ourselves, our team, our practice, our patients, and our working and learning environment better.
  5. Sense of Humor — You are human. Don't take yourself so seriously that you can't improve or have fun.

I look forward to meeting you.

Brett Robbins, M.D.