Pediatric Residents SIG

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SIG Description

The Pediatric Resident SIG was created by residents, for residents. The group focuses on issues important to residents including education, work/life balance, and career development.


The goal of the Pediatric Resident SIG is to provide support, education, and discussion for pediatric residents.

Past Meetings

The Pediatric Resident SIG Annual Meeting was held on May 3, 2008 at the annual Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in Honolulu, HI. The meeting included a panel discussion on the balance between work and life. Panelists included Dr. Noelle Johnstone (with her son Cole), Dr. Elizabeth Stuart, Dr. Rebecca Blankenberg, and Dr. Glenn Rosenbluth. Key themes discussed included mental health, logistics of having a family in residency, and the loss of outside interests during residency training. Ideas generated by the group included devising a "social CV" where residents record aspects of their life outside the hospital that are most important and having regular check-in time with faculty mentors regarding these interests throughout residency. Balance was also discussed as part of the professionalism competency. Residents raised concern that the lack of time or resources for self-care could potentially affect their ability to provide good patient care.

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Resident / Fellow Corner

April 2016 Newsletter Article

The Division Directors & Pediatric Residents SIGs are combining!!! Don't miss this interactive and informative career-oriented SIG offering advice/experience from our SIG to yours to help you start your academic career on the right foot!

"To Infinity and Beyond: From Resident to Academic Leader"

The program will focus on career development and planning for residents and fellows moving towards and/or into their new academic homes. Career options and benefits for those pursuing chief residency will also be discussed. Topics covered:

  • Didactics on salary/financials/contracts/structuring educational debt/reading spreadsheets
  • Breakouts with thematic questions centered on possible career tracks (Academic Pediatricians, Hospitalists, Continuity Clinic Directors, Program and Associate Program directors, Advocacy, QI, Undecided, etc.)
  • Chief resident panel discussion: featuring current chief residents and APA SIG leaders who are
    former chief residents (How do Chiefs get paid?)
  • Open forum, feedback, and networking

Attendees and leaders in discussion:
John Olson (Continuity Clinic Directors), Mary Rogers (Hospitalist/Nursery), John Harrington (General Academic Pediatrics), and several others.

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Current SIG Co-Chairs:

Whitney Chadwick, MD
726 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: (650) -49-8979

Carmen Powell, MD
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: (650) -49-8979

Walter Wickremasinghe, MD
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: (650) -49-8979



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