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Pediatrics / Pediatric Residency Program

Pediatric Residency Program

Residents HolidayThe goal of our Pediatric Residency Program is to train exceptional pediatricians who improve the lives of children and are well-prepared for their next stage of practice, regardless of focus.

Our Key Strengths

  • Our residents, who work together and with interprofessional teams to provide amazing care to children in our region
  • Well-balanced education between our tertiary/quaternary and community hospital sites, resulting in graduates who are well-trained for independent practice
  • Breadth and diversity of our patient population and available resident experiences
  • Flexible, individualized training including optional participation in one of our Tracks: digital health and innovation, community health & advocacy (CARE), Global CARE, medical educator, primary care, refugee CARE, research, and subspecialty practice
  • Resident involvement in key quality improvement efforts in our program and throughout the institution; the University of Rochester is one of eight institutions across the country chosen by ACGME to be a CLER Pathway Innovator.
  • National leader in community health and advocacy education, including our Pediatric Links with the Community (PLC) rotation for interns and the CARE track
  • Faculty invested in supporting resident education and autonomy
  • Collaborative community approach in caring for the children of our region
  • Ongoing, intentional anti-racism commitment and actions
  • Home of the Biopsychosocial Model
  • Full integration of Medicine-Pediatric and Child Neurology residents into our resident teams

Message From the Director

Our Residency by the Numbers


Pediatric Residents

31 Med Peds Residents

70 %

Tertiary/Quaternary Hospital

30% Community Training


GCH Admissions/year

1,300 RGH Admissions/year


GCH Outpatient Visits/year

28,700 RGH Outpatient Visits/year

Program Highlights

Advocacy Residents


Train at a program that serves as a national model for community health and advocacy education.

Golisano Children's Hospital

Meliora ("Ever Better")

Strive higher with active engagement in training ranging from quality improvement to our program's anti-racism action plan.

Hoekelman Center Residents in CARE

Resident Life

Join our close-knit "family" that has fun in and outside of work amid the cultural, sporting, and natural attractions that permeate Rochester with a low cost of living.​

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What Our Residents Say...

Matthew Present, MD

UR Peds is the Goldilocks program. We straddle the very best of so many things — a large, stand-alone children's hospital that nevertheless thrives on community; lots of specialized care mixed in with bread-and-butter pediatrics; expert researchers who still see themselves as clinical teachers.

Matt Present, M.D., PGY-3

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