Message from Our Program Directors
Welcome to the Pediatric Residency Training Program at the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD)! As the only tertiary care facility for children in the state of New Hampshire, our program offers comprehensive training with broad experience in inpatient and outpatient settings, taught within the context of family centered care. We have many strengths and unique opportunities that make our program a fantastic place to train and we look forward to sharing more about our program!
Our program philosophy
We are focused on fostering the personal and professional growth of our residents and preparing exemplary pediatricians who are humanistic, compassionate, committed to children's health and able to manage a broad range of pediatric issues from primary to intensive care. We provide family-centered children's health care and train residents to become pediatricians able to advocate for children in our communities and society, and provide important foundational skills for those pursing academic careers. We pride ourselves on the fact that our residents have direct, one-to-one interactions with experienced, committed faculty in all areas of pediatrics with progressive levels of responsibility and autonomy over the course of residency training.
Rigorous and personalized
Our program is characterized by high standards of academic and clinical achievement in a collegial learning environment. Faculty accessibility and program flexibility allows residents to individualize their professional development and to pursue focused academic interests and research initiatives. Our board pass rate is above the national average with 100% passing in the last 5 years.
Our talented faculty
Our talented faculty represent the full cohort of medical and surgical subspecialties in pediatrics and they are eager to share their expertise. A dedicated ambulatory faculty provides each resident with the same continuity clinic attending for three years. Additionally, residents work closely with our hospitalists, intensivists and specialists and develop strong longitudinal relationships. These relationships allow faculty to focus on and support each resident's education based on their specific strengths and areas for improvement. Our faculty are highly accessible to our residents and with only one fellowship program (neonatology), our residents are able to work closely with our faculty in electives, consultations and chronic disease programs.
The flexibility and ability to individualize each resident's education allows for involvement in a number of exciting initiatives which are highlighted on this site. Residents may be involved in community and legislative advocacy through the Boyle Community Pediatrics Program, participate in global health initiatives and pursue research endeavors in an academically rich environment, augmented by our close relationship with The Dartmouth Institute and the Leadership and Preventative Medicine Residency Program.
We have close-knit residency programs with residents from diverse backgrounds who choose a wide variety of careers. Our residents are talented, committed to providing the best patient care and most importantly, have fun!
We invite you to explore our residency program and hope to meet you in person to share our strengths and highlight the wonderful aspects of the Upper Valley!