Dear Potential Pediatric Residency Program Applicants,
On behalf of the University of Utah Pediatric Residency Program, I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to you as you embark on your journey to select the residency program that best fits you and your future career path. We understand that this decision is pivotal, and we are excited to introduce you to the exceptional opportunities and experiences awaiting you in Utah.
Our program takes great pride in serving a diverse patient population that comes from the largest catchment area of any children’s hospital in the country. This unparalleled exposure not only leads to a robust clinical experience but also allows our residents to witness the full spectrum of pediatric cases, from routine care to complex, rare conditions, from urban settings to very rural. It is the ideal environment for those who seek to expand their knowledge and sharpen their clinical skill in order to serve patients in any setting they may pursue.
One of the hallmarks of our program is the spirit of collegiality among our faculty and residents. Our close-knit community fosters an atmosphere of support and collaboration, where mentorship is readily available, and camaraderie thrives. Our commitment to fostering a culture of mutual respect and cooperation ensures a positive and enriching learning environment, and you will find that our faculty members are not just educators but also mentors and advocates for your growth and success as a pediatrician.
Nestled in Salt Lake City and the beautiful state of Utah, our program offers unique and diverse experiences outside the hospital as well. Salt Lake City is a dynamic, vibrant city with a thriving cultural scene, outdoor recreational activities, and a rich tapestry of communities. Utah's increasing diversity ensures that you will be exposed to a wide range of patient backgrounds and experiences, enhancing your cultural competency as a future pediatrician. You'll be part of a vibrant and dynamic community that is both welcoming and inspiring.
Moreover, our program is renowned for its family-oriented vibe. The friendly and welcoming atmosphere permeates every aspect of our program a sense of belonging that extends beyond the hospital walls. We firmly believe that a supportive and nurturing environment is essential for your personal and professional development. You form lasting bonds with your colleagues, mentors, and staff that will support you throughout your residency and beyond.
Our commitment to excellence in medical education is reflected in our team of great educators. Our faculty members are exceptional educators who are passionate about your growth and development as a pediatrician. We employ innovative teaching methods and provide ample opportunities for hands-on learning to ensure you receive a well-rounded education.
These are just a few highlights of what our Pediatric Residency Program has to offer. We could go on, but we believe that actions speak louder than words. We invite you to explore our program further, attend our informational sessions, and connect with our residents and faculty. We look forward to getting to know you better and hope you consider becoming a part of our Pediatric Residency family!
Thank you for considering our program as you take this important step in your career. We look forward to receiving your application and getting to know you better during the interview process. If you have any questions or need more information, please do not hesitate to reach out to our program coordinators, Tasha and Talena, at Ped.Education@hsc.utah.edu.
We wish you the best of luck in your application process and look forward to potentially welcoming you to the University of Utah Pediatric Residency Program.
Bruce Herman, MD
Program Director, Pediatric Residency
Vice Chair of Education, Pediatrics