by Brown,Kristen Hartz — last modified Aug 15, 2013 08:11 AM
Hello and welcome to the University of Louisville Pediatric Residency website. We are thrilled that you are interested in our program and hope you are able to get a sense of the innovative and fun program we have here in Louisville. Pediatrics at the University of Louisville has a long-standing history of accreditation since 1927. We have had a partnership with Kosair Children’s Hospital since that time and together, we provide state-of-the-art, multi-specialty care to the children of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Our program is structured to permit the physician to develop broad clinical expertise in general pediatrics as well as in-depth competence in the pediatric subspecialties.
Examples of the many innovations we have had over the past few years include the development of our Global Health Certificate Program, new online learning opportunities with Livestream and and Soft Chalk, a robust Crisis Management Scenario program including our new Procedure elective, and our resident-driven child advocacy initiative, P.U.S.H. One of our most popular enhancements over the last few years is our nurse clinician program, which adds a nurse to each ward team to help with patient and team communication and resident work load on the inpatient service. This has helped us achieve educational-service balance for the residents on this rotation.
Another example of a unique opportunity one may have here is to participate in a camp experience with children with chronic diseases at The Center for Courageous Kids in Scottsville, Kentucky. Our graduates go on to travel many different career paths from primary care in rural Kentucky to Pediatric Hematology Oncology at Texas Children’s or Duke.
For those of you not familiar with Louisville, we are one of the top 20 largest metropolitan areas in the country with many cultural, sporting, and outdoor recreational opportunities. From horse racing in the spring to basketball in the winter and year round theater, parks, fine dining, music, and ballet, there is something for everyone here.
Our expanding faculty of nearly 200 in the Department of Pediatrics are caring, thoughtful, and dedicated teachers and learners. They are committed to providing you with the best training possible, and the patients and families with advanced, empathetic care. The community is supportive, generous and fun. We hope that learning more about us allows you to get a feel for the possibilities available to you at our training program. Please contact us with any questions you may have.