Penn-CHOP Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Program
A note from Dava Szalda, MD, MSHP, Program Director
Thank you for your interest in the Penn-CHOP Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Program. Our four-year program is designed to foster the development of academic Med-Peds physicians. The diversity of experiences available to our residents at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), including community primary care, world-renowned subspecialty care, mentoring and research opportunities, make our program unique.
HUP and CHOP have long histories of leadership in academic medicine and education. The Penn-CHOP Med-Peds program combines the strengths of both categorical training programs to create a unique training experience for future generations of Med-Peds physicians. We invite you to explore our website and the companion websites of our categorical programs in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.
In accordance with the missions of HUP and CHOP, the Med-Peds program is committed to the pursuit of the highest standards in patient care, education and research.
We strive to train and support residents who will become leaders in primary care and subspecialty care, including areas where Med-Peds physicians may have large impact, including the health of vulnerable populations. Our residents, graduates and faculty have excelled in several areas, including transitions of care, global health, research, medical education, quality improvement and more.
The philosophy of our training program is to provide a core curriculum designed to promote the mastery of basic clinical skills in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics while working with each of our residents to develop an individual training experience to attain personal career goals. To that end, our residents are completely integrated into both categorical programs while maintaining our own Med-Peds identity. We foster a strong sense of community in the program with weekly Med-Peds conferences, frequent social events and specific Med-Peds mentoring.
Our residents have the opportunity for additional training in many areas, including health policy, bioethics, healthcare disparities, integrative medicine, business in medicine, clinical informatics, mental health, medical education, global health and quality improvement. We also are proud of our ongoing work in transitions of care. The clinical exposure, faculty and cutting-edge research at Penn and CHOP make for an exceptional educational experience.
We invite you to explore our website and are happy to answer any questions you have.