Our Pathways

The pathway model allows residents to focus on educational activities that will best prepare them for future career goals. Our program offers several established pathways but residents may chose to use their 20 weeks of discretionary time to create their own pathway.

Global Health

The Center for Global Health (CGH) is an institution-wide program supporting the activities of faculty, residents and staff who are committed to sustainable capacity-building activities to improve the care of children in resource-limited setting.

A major focus of the CGH is to provide opportunities for residents to participate in these activities under the supervision of Connecticut Children’s faculty. Current pediatric resident opportunities include multi-week electives at St. Damiens Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Hospital Bernard Mevs in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the NICE Institute in Hyderabad, India and the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali in Kigali, Rwanda. All of these programs are examples of sustainable programs in which faculty and learners from Connecticut Children’s collaborate with partners in order to improve the health care capacity in resource-limited settings.

If you have any questions please contact the pathway coordinator Adam Silverman at asilverman@connecticutchildrens.org.

Advocacy and Leadership

The Advocacy pathway offers the pediatric resident the unique opportunity to develop knowledge and skill in the areas of advocacy, community health, and public policy. As an integral program of Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health, residents work closely with experts in the fields of population health, community research, policy formation and social innovation, all toward the promotion of children’s healthy development.

If you have any questions please contact the pathway coordinator Patricia Garcia at pgarcia01@connecticutchildrens.org.

General Pediatrics

The general pediatrics pathway prepares residents for academic and community practice. We have several established educational units to help residents prepare to enter primary care including advanced practice and population health rotations, rural medicine rotations and primary care research rotations.

Acute Care

The acute care pathway is designed to help residents interested in intensive care, hospitalist and emergency medicine prepare for fellowship and practice. A wide array of educational units are available to help residents prepare clinically and engage in research.

Subspecialty Practice

The subspecialty pathway is designed to help residents interested in all pediatric subspecialists. Educational units are offered in all departments for which fellowships are available on a national level. Educational units are focused on building clinical skills, engaging in research and academic development.