Welcome from our Program Director
It is our pleasure to introduce you to the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Pediatric Residency Training Program Website. We are very proud of our program, and we are glad to have the opportunity to share it with you. We believe that our program successfully combines all of the elements which make up the ideal pediatric residency training program. The educational curriculum is structured to provide experiences of breadth and depth in all areas of pediatrics to all residents, while allowing residents the time and support to pursue their individual interests, whether that is in primary care, community pediatrics, pediatric hospital medicine, global health, or academic subspecialty pediatrics.
We have world-class faculty made up of outstanding clinicians, award-winning educators and physician-scientists pursuing basic and clinical research with continuous funding from the NIH and other federal sources. The pediatric faculty are national leaders in pediatrics, including the editors of widely-read pediatric textbooks. Our residents work in state-of-the-art facilities which include a hospital expansion completed in 2009, the Children’s Research Institute, a world-renowned Heart Center, and a fully-equipped Simulation Center. The hospital has been rated by Parents magazine in 2013 as the 4th best children’s hospital in the country. It is the primary pediatric hospital for all of the children of Southeast Wisconsin and the main referral center for children living in much of the state of Wisconsin and northern Illinois. The hospital also receives patients from across the country and around the world for specific subspecialty care.
Most importantly, we recruit great people and great physicians to our program. We have an outstanding group of dedicated, hard-working, and compassionate residents who provide the best care to their patients and who consistently support one another. Life-long friendships develop among our residents and their families, often beginning on the first day of orientation. We believe that it is imperative that residents have plenty of time to enjoy family, friends, and life outside the hospital, that residents have significant input into the future direction of the program, and that the unique needs and career aspirations of each individual resident are encouraged and supported. Our residents leave our program extremely well-prepared to work in primary care, practice hospital medicine or enter fellowship. Our graduates obtain positions in the most competitive practices and fellowships in the country.
Milwaukee is a wonderful city which residents find affordable, with multiple recreational opportunities, an active nightlife and arts scene, and great restaurants, music, festivals, professional sports, and outdoor recreation opportunities. Milwaukee is a very attractive city for young professionals, families, and couples. Our residents enjoy their time off and find no shortage of things to do outside the hospital. We hope that you enjoy exploring the rest of our site, where you will find additional information regarding our curriculum, advocacy and research opportunities, global health opportunities, social activities, benefits, our city, and our commitment to work-life balance. We are convinced that our program has everything you would be looking for in a pediatrics residency and that it provides outstanding training in a supportive environment where education is a priority.
Michael C. Weisgerber, MD, MS
Program Director, Pediatric Residency Training Program
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Hospitalist Medicine
Program Director, Pediatrics-Anesthesia Combined Program
Medical College of Wisconsin/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin