Education & Training
The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School has a proud tradition of meeting the health care needs of children in the state and the nation since its inception in 1915. We have a large faculty representing all subspecialties, who bring a rich and diverse pediatric culture to our programs. The department is committed to education and lifelong learning for our students, residents, fellows, and faculty.
From pre-doctoral internships to pediatric medical fellowships, our learners work with field-shaping faculty and researchers. We create clinical experiences, research opportunities, and advocacy experiences that prepare our trainees to be leaders, innovators, and collaborators in the field of pediatrics. Each of our programs promotes interdisciplinary teamwork as a core tenet of our programming, creating a rich environment of scholarship across the department.
Our Education Diversity Statement
The University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Pediatrics and its programs are committed to excellence in all areas of our mission. The Department recognizes that excellence is achieved when the University core values of equity and diversity are infused into all aspects of scholarship and patient care. We strive for an environment and culture of inclusivity, equal opportunity and respect for the similarities and differences in all department members - faculty, trainees and staff.
The Department of Pediatrics’ commitment to a welcoming and affirming climate translates into providing equal access to and opportunities in its programs, facilities, and employment for all individuals without regard for race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, apparent and non-apparent disabilities, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. This includes incorporation of diversity and equity issues in our educational curriculum and research endeavors, along with addressing health-care disparities among our patient populations.
We welcome and value learner participation on the Department’s Equity Diversity and Inclusion Council.
In alignment with local and national recommendations, the Department of Pediatrics is conducting virtual interviews for this application cycle. Our programs will not grant in-person interviews or visits to our sites in order to minimize the health risks of traveling during this coronavirus pandemic and to limit disadvantaging any applicant to our programs.
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Pediatric Trainee Diversity and Inclusion Council
Starting in the 2020-2021 academic year, Pediatrics has formed a Pediatric Trainee Diversity and Inclusion Council. This council is advisory to the departmental EDIC as well as to Pediatrics Vice-Chair of Education and the Office of Graduate Medical Education.