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Program Type: Military Medical Center

Location: Tacoma, Washington

Accredited: Yes, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Program Length: 3 years

Required Pre-Requisite Training: Medical School Graduation

Categorical Year in Specialty Required: Yes

Total Approved Complement: 24

Approved per Year (if applicable): N/A

Dedicated research year offered: No

Medical Student Rotation availability: 2nd and 3rd year clinical core clerkship, 4th year sub-internship, elective, and interview rotations

Additional degree concurrent with training (e.g. MPH): No

Program Phone Number: 253-968-1330


Program Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Program Description

The Madigan Pediatrics Department offers a busy and diverse training experience, to include an inpatient service, PICU, and level three NICU as well as a robust general pediatrics clinic. Additionally, the department has a wide variety of subspecialists in house, to include Infectious Disease, Cardiology, Nephrology, Neurology, Rheumatology, Pulmonology, Endocrinology, Hematology/Oncology, Adolescent, as well as a variety of Madigan surgical subspecialties to include pediatric ENT and pediatric surgery. There is also a partnered Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics fellowship program. All of this is augmented by rotational opportunities at two local, free-standing children’s hospitals (Mary Bridge in Tacoma, Washington, and Seattle Children’s). Residents also spend time at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington in the Neonatal ICU.

Curriculum unique to Madigan includes training in Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS). Residents receive training in pediatrics specific POCUS skills such as FAST exams, ultrasound guided IV placement, lumbar punctures, and more. Residents receive longitudinal cultural competency didactics and diversity training as well as a dedicated Community Pediatrics rotation during internship year with the goal of empowering residents to serve as patient advocates while addressing the health and welfare of children in their local and global communities.

The program strives to produce the highest caliber pediatricians who are skilled and prepared to deliver exceptional medical care in environments ranging from austere military combat zones to large, academic medical centers. These complex and varied demands require graduates to be exceptionally competent, healthy, and motivated military officers and physicians. The expectation is that Madigan graduates will possess uncompromising personal integrity and ethical standards and be the pediatricians we want caring for our own children. They will be experts in general pediatrics and well prepared for fellowship training. The program philosophy is that we produce the future leaders in military and civilian medicine.

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Scholarly and Professional Development Opportunities

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Applicant Information, Rotation and Interview Opportunities

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Contact Us

Pediatrics Residency Program

Location: Madigan Army Medical Center, 1st Floor, Medical Mall

Hours of Operation:

7 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT

Phone: 253-968-1330

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