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Introduction by Pediatric Residency Director

Ramundo, Maria, MD, pediatric emergency medicine and medical education

Maria Ramundo, MD, Director of Pediatric Residency Program

If you are looking for a pediatric residency program where you can learn to manage children with acute and chronic illnesses in an environment that promotes family-centered care, visit us at Akron Children's Hospital.

We believe in helping our residents achieve their academic and professional goals through mentoring with faculty who are interested in resident education. In order to support our residents' professional growth, our academic advisor program pairs each resident with a faculty advisor and peer mentor. In addition, residents select a research advisor who assists in the completion of a scholarly activity project.

Our program is unique in providing residents with continuity clinic experiences that are based in the community rather than a hospital-based "residents' clinic." At our program we believe in pairing you with a general pediatrician in the community so you learn what it is really like to practice general pediatrics.

We provide residents who are interested in ambulatory pediatrics or hospital medicine the opportunity of choosing the primary care or hospitalist track. If you choose one of these tracks, you are provided with additional learning experiences in these settings.

Our program's motto is "we will help you get there," whether you plan on a career in ambulatory pediatrics, hospital medicine or subspecialty pediatrics. A number of our graduates have furthered their training in subspecialty fellowships throughout the country while others have decided to practice general pediatrics and hospitalist medicine in urban, suburban and rural environments.

Another special feature of our program is the tremendous resident and faculty camaraderie. You can select a member of the faculty to become your “mentor” during your three years of residency, guiding you through your years in Akron.

Akron Children's Hospital is located in a family-friendly Midwestern city with a low cost of living. Where else can you live and work within 15 minutes of the 6th most visited national park? We hope you will visit us!