Graduates: Life After Residency

The graduates of the University of Connecticut Pediatric Residency Program have been very successful in achieving their career goals. The program is designed to provide training that prepares our graduates for virtually any of the possible career choices beyond their general training, and the program record verifies that this design has achieved its intent. Historically, fifty percent of our resident graduates have entered the practice of general pediatrics.  To this time, there has been no problem placing graduates in highly sought after practice positions here in our area, and it appears that these opportunities will persist into the foreseeable future. We have a vigorous career guidance effort, and we have also been very competitive and successful in placing those interested in practicing elsewhere with very good practice groups.

Many of the rest of our graduates enter subspecialty fellowships and subspecialty careers.  Resident choices of enrollment are distributed proportionately to the offerings across the full spectrum of possibilities. Our graduates have had no problem at all being accepted into some of the most prestigious fellowship programs, and the reports on their performance in these programs have been outstanding. The Department of Pediatrics sponsors subspecialty fellowship programs in Pediatric Pulmonology, Genetics, Pediatric Endocrinology, Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

The following is a list of fellowship programs our graduates have entered over the past 3 years:

Allergy/Immunology

3

Cardiology

3

Critical Care

2

Behavioral & Developmental

2

Endocrinology

2

Gastroenterology

5

Genetics

1

Hematology/Oncology

4

Infectious Disease

3

Neonatology

6

Sports Medicine

1

The remaining residents:

Private Practice

10

Hospitalist

6

Chief Resident Year

9 (3 per year)

University of Connecticut Pediatric Residency Program, Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

Medical Education, 4H, 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106