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University of Maryland

Baltimore, MD

Beach Run

Erin Giudice, MD

Program Director

Valerie Ames

Program Coordinator

  • Individualized Education – Our comprehensive mentorship program helps residents individualize their residency experience with Electives, Individualized Unit Rotations, Clinical Pathways, and Longitudinal Tracks

  • Wellness – We support our residents’ wellness through a balanced schedule, resident retreats, strong resident input on our residency program, and activities promoting resiliency

  • Diversity – Diverse patient population and a focus on Diversity and Inclusion in our pediatric department and in our residency program

  • University of Maryland Children's Hospital ranked by US News & World Report as a "Best Children's Hospital" for Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery for 5 years in a row

  • Our Residents: Categorical Pediatrics: 15 per year = 45 residents Med-Peds: 4 per year = 16 residents; Peds-EM: 2 per year = 10 residents Total: 71 residents Our awesome residents’ bios are on our website!

  • Our Graduates: 1/3 go into primary care, 1/3 enter fellowships, 1/3 practice hospitalist/acute care Graduates’ testimonials are on our website!


Living in Baltimore – Our residents love living here! Highlights: Waterfront dining, fun nightlife, diverse & unique neighborhoods, Orioles & Ravens games, plays at the Hippodrome; Close to everything - Great hiking in many parks just outside the city, 2 hours to both winter skiing and summer beach getaways

  • Clinical Pathways – Primary Care, Subspecialty, and Acute & Critical Care; Residents join career-specific Clinical Pathways at the end of intern year

  • Tracks – Community, Research, Advocacy, Global Health, and Social Justice; Residents choose Tracks at the end of intern year; tracks give a half-day of protected time per week

  • Our clinical curriculum is augmented with structured educational activities, including our daily core conference series, weekly interactive diagnostic dilemma conferences, weekly case-based morning report, twice monthly simulation sessions, and quarterly block conferences with your Clinical Pathway

  • Diversity Social Hours during interview season --

  • Pediatric Diversity Council – Three active Subcommittees: Education, Recruitment & Mentoring, Community Engagement

  • Social Justice Curriculum – Created by passionate Faculty and Residents together: Health Equity Morning Report, Monthly Noon Conferences, Quarterly Grand Rounds

  • Anti-racism “Do the Work” small groups – Faculty, Residents & Students learning together

  • Social Justice Track -- includes protected half-day per week to focus on social justice initiatives for our program and community

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