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University of Connecticut

Hartford, CT

Beach Run

Stewart Mackie, MD

Program Director

Barent S. Wagar, C-TAGME

Program Coordinator

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Free-standing children’s hospital, Level 1 trauma center, ECMO, CT surgery, renal transplant/dialysis center, Level 4 NICU, Free parking, Affordable living, capital city with 4 seasons of adventure

  • Individualized Curriculum: The broadest possible spectrum of core and discretionary activities to prepare residents well for any career possibility (5 individualized blocks with maximum flexibility)

  • Wellness: A learning environment that promotes wellness and reduces burnout to sustain wellness and meaning in professional and personal lives

  • Advocacy: Authentic community partnerships, formal advocacy curriculum

  • Research: Graduates have advanced skills and training in QI & Safety projects and research development

  • Supportive program administration & faculty

  • Our Residents: 20 residents per year, Leading diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, Fully involved in program governance, AAP advocacy CATCH grants, Published research, Present at national meetings

DETAILS
  • 20 categorical residents per year, plus 3 PGY4 chief residents

  • 12 fellowship programs

  • 226 pediatric medical faculty

  • Leading diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives

  • Fully involved in program governance

  • AAP advocacy CATCH grants

  • Broad training in acute care, ambulatory care and greater than 30 subspecialties

  • Residents can individualize their curriculum with 5 pathway rotations to prepare them for any career possibility

  • Strong community advocacy with required immersive community longitudinal experience and access to the Resident Education in Advocacy and Community Health (REACH) pathway

  • Strong research opportunities with most residents participating in research and/or quality improvement scholarly activities leading to posters, platforms and publications

  • Opportunities to participate in healthcare in resource limited settings through the Connecticut Children’s Center for Global Health

LOCATION
  • Hartford, Connecticut area

  • Diverse Population

  • Variety of places to live, small towns, cities, suburbs

  • Great schools

  • Outdoor activities – hiking, biking, kayaking, skiing, beaches

  • Museums, Theater, Historical landmarks, sporting events

CURRICULUM
  • Rotations/didactics Intern 

  • 4 blocks inpatient, ED, NICU, Well newborn, Developmental behavioral pediatrics, Ambulatory, 3 discretionary (required subspecialty or pathway), 4 weeks vacation

  • PGY2 

  • 2 blocks inpatient, 2 PICU, ED, NICU, Adolescent, Ambulatory, 4 discretionary (required subspecialty or pathway), 4 weeks vacation

  • PGY3 

  • 3.5 blocks inpatient, 1 inpatient or PICU, ED,  6 weeks ambulatory, 5 discretionary (required subspecialty or pathway), 4 weeks vacation

  • All residents every year 

  • Continuity clinic (36 half days in 26 weeks), 3rd year can be subspecialty

  • Community advocacy longitudinal experience 

  • Didactics 

  • Inpatient morning report 

  • Inpatient clinical reasoning noon conference 1/week 

  • Evidence based medicine noon conference 1/week 

  • Core didactics 2 hour block 1/week

DIVERSITY INITIATIVES
  • Department of Pediatric Resident/fellow medical education DEI committee- yearly DEI evening symposium, efforts towards recruitment, monthly awareness events, participation at community DEI events such as Hartford Pride Fest 

  • Representation at University of Connecticut Graduate Medical Education DEI committee

ON SOCIAL MEDIA
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