A four year combined training program in Medicine and Pediatrics started at the University of Maryland in July 1994 with the recruitment of the first two residents. Our program has reached full maturity with a Med-Peds program director and dedicated Med-Peds community continuity clinics, faculty, chief resident, electives and conferences. We are also the recipients of our second consecutive nationally competitive training grant designated to enhance the education of our Med-Peds residents in managed care, caring for the underserved, cultural diversity and evidence-based medicine.
The Med-Peds residents have a unique identity that sets them apart from the categorical pediatric and medicine residents yet they are welcomed as equals when rotating in either discipline. The Med-Peds residents maintain a strong sense of identity through frequent interaction during rotations, monthly meetings, numerous social outings including a Med-Peds holiday party, and through close mentorship with med-peds trained physicians. The Med-Peds identity is continually growing with the ongoing recruitment of hospitalists and faculty members.