Overview of our Program

Overview of our Pediatric Residency Program

The pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan DMC is a three year program accredited by the ACGME that prepares residents to be successful in their field(s) of interest, whether that is primary care, hospitalist medicine or a subspecialty. Our residents gain exposure to a wide variety of clinical experiences and graduate from the program with confidence to pursue their career goals

The main clinical hospital is located in Midtown Detroit which is the only free-standing children’s hospital in the Metro Detroit region.  At the main hospital, residents are exposed to various services, including General Pediatrics, Allergy/Immunology, Infectious Disease, Hematology/Oncology, Nephrology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Neurology, Genetics/Metabolism, Emergency Medicine, Neonatal Intensive Care, and Pediatric Critical Care. Ambulatory experiences in General Pediatrics and subspecialties are located in the Pediatric Specialty Center across the street from the hospital and various locations across Metro Detroit.  The Newborn Medicine rotation takes place at Hutzel Women’s Hospital on the grounds of the Detroit Medical Center

Highlights of our Program

  • Major tertiary referral center in Midtown Detroit with multiple satellite subspecialty outpatient centers
  • American Academy of Pediatrics founded across the way at Harper Hospital
  • Among the busiest pediatric emergency departments in the nation, with over 85,000 ED visits annually
  • High-acuity cases and high-volume of patients
  • Faculty dedicated to teaching and mentoring residents
  • IPASS as a standardized method of signing out patients
  • Multiple opportunities to pursue specific interests, including research, community outreach and global health
  • Diverse patient population with a variety of medical and social needs
  • Primary Genetics and Metabolic Disease referral and SCID screening center for the state of Michigan
  • Regional Poison Control Center of Michigan
  • Exposure to transplant medicine with rapidly growing services in kidney, liver, bone marrow and heart transplants
  • An engaged Child Life Team that offers many creative resources to help our pediatric patients
  • Level IV NICU with 40 beds and the capacity for 2 ECMO beds
  • Level I PICU with admissions including acute respiratory failure, traumatic brain injury, oncologic emergencies, inborn errors of metabolism, post-operative care following high-risk surgical procedures and transplants, and much more
  • New Critical Care Tower expected to open in December 2017 which will house a new Emergency Department, Surgical Suites, Radiology Department, NICU and PICU