Individualized Residency Education

The University of Michigan Department of Pediatric is proud to offer individualized educational experiences during residency. Every resident chooses an area of concentration (AOC) to focus their additional training. Each AOC offers suggestions of subspecialty electives that will be helpful for those interested in that specific field of pediatrics and residents have the option to choose additional or alternative electives of interest. In second and third year, residents also begin an additional longitudinal clinic experience, which may be driven in part by their AOC. 

 

 

 

Primary Care

In addition to encouraging subspecialty electives that will be helpful for residents entering a career in primary care, this AOC offers a month-long, immersive senior primary care experience. Residents participating in this AOC often will also supplement their continuity clinic experience by either adding an additional half day in the same clinic or at an alternative clinic site.

Critical Care 

This AOC is for residents interested in NICU and PICU as well as residents interested in cardiology and emergency medicine. This AOC provides additional procedural training for interested residents. Additionally, residents can participate in a longitudinal subspecialty clinic experience in the field of their choosing.

Non-Critical Care 

This AOC identifies certain subspecialty electives that will help augment knowledge of the disease processes that residents will encounter in their future practice.  Additionally, residents can participate in a longitudinal subspecialty clinic experience in the field of their choosing.

Hospital Medicine

This AOC encourages residents to choose electives that will be helpful in their careers as hospitalists.  This AOC provides additional opportunities to supervise the care of the newborn as well as additional time working side-by-side with attending hospitalists.

General Studies

For residents who are undecided about the direction of their future career, this AOC provides the flexibility to meet the individualized curriculum requirement while exploring electives that would be beneficial to a career in either subspecialty or general pediatrics.

Research

This AOC provides an opportunity for residents to engage in a more immersive research experience.  In lieu of a longitudinal clinic experience, residents participating in this AOC are allotted additional research time during elective months as well as research months. Residents who participate in this AOC are active in the Pediatric Physician-Scientist Training Program and may elect for more research time through the various pathways offered through the program.

Global Health and Health Disparities

This AOC encourages residents to choose electives that will help prepare them for a career working in underserved settings.  Residents have the opportunity to participate in an international away elective and spend additional time working in diverse clinical environments within our local community.