Mission & Goals
The mission and goals of the UND Pediatric Residency Program include the following:
To train well-rounded pediatricians to practice in a rural state and with underserved communities through:
- Outstanding clinical care
- Dedication to life-long learning
- Professionalism, humanism, and creativity
- Advocacy for our patients
- Health Equity
- Care of the whole person
This statement aligns with the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences Purpose Statement: "The primary purpose of the (UNDSMHS) is to educate physicians and other health professionals and to enhance the quality of life in North Dakota. Other purposes include the discovery of knowledge that benefits the people of this state and enhances the quality of their lives."
Our program aims to alleviate the shortage of expert pediatric care in rural states by:
- Training pediatricians to provide excellent and timely care.
- Creating a pipeline of pediatricians to serve the people of Dakotas and the adjacent regions served by our affiliated intuitions.
- Providing an environment that supports high quality of life for our residents and their families.
- Partnering with residents to fulfill their future career goals in primary care or in the pursuit of additional sub-specialty training.
- Establishing collegial mentor relationships between residents and faculty.
- Advancing collaboration with inter-professional, team-based care.
- Preparing graduates to advocate for patient safety, public health, and quality improvement