Welcome to the many opportunities for subspecialty training in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago! The Department of Pediatrics offers nine ACGME accredited fellowship programs: Critical Care, Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Emergency Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Neonatology, Pulmonology, and Rheumatology. Each fellowship is three years in length and is designed to offer graduates of general pediatrics residency programs the tools they will need to become experts in the clinical care of subspecialty patients and to compete successfully in national research arenas.
Our fellowship programs are central to the educational mission of the Department, and take advantage of the unique blend of world-class patient care offered at the University of Chicago and the strong research programs for which the University is nationally known. Each fellowship emphasizes the development of superb clinical decision making and patient care, which takes place in the state-of-the-art, family-focused Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago, as well as several satellite locations run by University of Chicago faculty. We care for a diverse patient population, including children from our neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, from across the Chicago metropolitan area, and from around the world.
Both the Department of Pediatrics and the University as a whole maintain well-supported research programs and have faculty with diverse interests, allowing fellows enormous resources in developing their own research programs under the supervision of a scholarship oversight committee.
Fellows in the Department of Pediatrics also play a key part in the education of medical students and residents in the clinical setting, a role that gives fellows valuable experience as educators. Residents in the Department consistently say that interactions with the fellows greatly contribute to their training. We are proud of the educational environment that has been cultivated in the Department. Each medical student, resident, fellow, and faculty member is critical to maintain the level of intellectual curiosity and commitment to taking care of children that is found here at the University of Chicago.
The Department of Pediatrics provides an unparalleled educational experience for fellows committed to lifelong learning and scholarship, and dedicated to the care of and advocacy for children. Details of each training program are provided on the individual subspecialty websites. Thank you for your interest in the University of Chicago Department of Pediatrics!