Med-Peds Quick Facts

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Med-Peds Quick Facts:

  • Our Med-Peds residency includes 4 residents per year.
  • Our leadership includes an independent Med-Peds PGY-5 chief resident, an assistant program director, and a program director.
  • Our program includes a Med-Peds consult service in which Med-Peds residents and attendings see complex young adults on both the pediatric and adult wards, assisting in their medical care and providing support and planning for families around the time of transition.
  • We have weekly Med-Peds conferences where we gather together for education and fun.
  • We rotate at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, all within a short walk of one another at University Circle in Cleveland.
  • Our graduates consistently match into their top fellowship slots, desired primary care jobs, and academic positions.

Additional Facts about UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital:

  • Ranked one of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report every year since 1991 and the inception of the rankings. Highest-ranked newborn care in Ohio. Nationally ranked in all ten children’s specialties in 2015-2016. Ranked in nation’s top 20 in five children’s specialties: neonatology, pulmonology, cancer, orthopedics and urology.
  • Pediatric affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, one of the top research-oriented medical schools in the nation.
  • Northern Ohio’s only designated Level I Pediatric Trauma Center.
  • The Quentin & Elisabeth Alexander Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, ranked #1 in the Midwest by U.S.News & World Report, has a 96 percent survival rate – one of the best in the nation – and is widely regarded as an international leader in the treatment of critically ill and extremely low birth-weight babies. This ranking sustains a rich history of pre-eminent care for newborns – from pioneering neonatology in the 1960s to opening one of the nation’s first family-centered step-down units, which included space for parents to stay with their baby.
  • Leading the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis: developing and testing new therapies for cystic fibrosis, including drugs aimed at improving gene and protein function.
  • The Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute, integrated with UH Seidman Cancer Center, is internationally recognized for basic, clinical and translational research, ensuring patients have access to the most advanced therapies FIRST.
  • Rainbow Care Connection, one of the first established pediatric Accountable Care Organizations in the nation, creates a meaningful partnership across pediatric primary care providers, hospitals, patients and managed care organizations to drive change and achieve better care, better health and lower costs. Rainbow Care Connection impacts 200,000 children in northeast Ohio, one-third of whom are Medicaid recipients.
  • Among the first hospitals in the nation to take on childhood obesity through the Center for Child Health and Policy, and Healthy Kids, Healthy WeightTM.
Rainbow Surgical Specialists offer minimally invasive techniques and were among the first in the nation to perform pediatric single-site surgeries.