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Pediatric Residency Tracks

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Pediatric Residency offers four unique educational tracks to our residents. The tracks available are advocacy, global health, hospital medicine, and research. The different tracks allow residents individualized educational opportunities in their specific areas of interest. There is an application available during intern year for anyone who is interested to apply.

Medical Education Track Heading link

This track is intended for residents interested in pursuing academic and MedEd careers. Upon track completion participants will receive a certificate of completion.


Global Health Track Heading link

To improve health equity in sustainable ways, our global health resident physicians need to demonstrate competency in domains including capacity strengthening, collaboration, program management, strategic analysis, social justice, and ethics, among others. Through the UIC Center for Global Health, we offer a series of skills-based global health workshops and journal clubs that enhance the training of our global health residents to translate knowledge into action in order to promote health equity.

Learn more about pediatric global health initiatives.

Advocacy Track Heading link

The mission of the Community Pediatrics and Advocacy Track at CHUI is to train pediatric residents to develop community partnerships and advocate for and impact children’s health at the local, state and national levels.

By gaining the tools needed to assess and evaluate their community, residents will develop a greater understanding of their community’s assets and needs. They will partner with community organizations to improve the lives of children through the implementation of projects designed specifically to meet the needs of their community. They will learn the importance of sustainability in community work and develop plans to sustain their efforts after the completion of their residency. Residents also are trained in policy brief creation culminating in a presentation on a relevant pediatric medical topic affecting legislation to an Illinois legislator.

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Track Heading link

The purpose of this track is to provide individualized educational opportunities for residents interested in a career in either academic or community-based pediatric hospital medicine. Upon completion of the track program, residents will receive a certificate/plaque.

Pediatric Research Track Heading link

The purpose of this track is to provide focused, individualized education in the area of clinical, basic, or translational research and establish longitudinal research experience during pediatrics residency. Upon completion of the track program, residents will receive a certificate/plaque.