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Medicine - Pediatrics at Mizzou

Welcome to the University of Missouri Internal Medicine - Pediatrics residency program! 

Our faculty and residents are proud of the robust, resident-driven training program we have developed here at Mizzou. We are fortunate to have excellent support from our Medicine and Child Health departments and enjoy the benefits of a stand-alone Med-Peds program with its own Med-Peds faculty, program director, associate program director, chief resident and support staff.

In addition to the practice of patient care, our residents are highly engaged in education, leadership, and research. 

Graduates of our program have embarked upon an entire range of career paths from primary care, hospitalist medicine, emergency medicine and advanced training in both categorical and combined Med-Peds fellowship programs.

The supportive learning environment fostered by our residents and faculty has created a fantastic training program.  We are very proud of our program and invite you to take a closer look; we bet you will like what you find! 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to train outstanding Med-Peds physicians with an educational emphasis based on four principles: excellence in patient care, enthusiasm for leadership and advocacy, commitment to scholarly endeavor, and passion for service on behalf of our fellow citizens.

The University of Missouri Med-Peds residency program has two primary goals: to educate resident physicians to provide high-quality, patient-centered,  evidence-based patient care; and to foster residents’ unique interests to further their personal and career goals. The Med-Peds program at University of Missouri Health Care (UMHC) strives to provide an exceptional residency experience through the dedication of our faculty and residents, to outstanding patient care, commitment to clinical education, and motivation to both understand and contribute to medical knowledge.

Program News and Updates

Internal Medicine - Pediatrics Faculty and Resident Retreat (November 1, 2015)

All 15 residents in the program were able to enjoy the awesome autumn weather while attending a fall retreat at Clary Farms where faculty and residents reviewed the results of our ACGME residency survey, developed ambulatory quality improvement projects, completed an educational exercise in resident fatigue, and participated in an outdoor team-building exercise that culminated in the construction of a raised bed vegetable garden which will continue as a resident-driven community service project that will supply fresh produce to those in need over the next year. The event ended with a dinner that was attended by residents, faculty and their families.

Medicine - Pediatrics Residents

Internal Medicine - Pediatrics Faculty and Residents Receive Awards at Child Health Graduation (June 12, 2015)

The Department of Child Health held its annual graduation ceremony on Friday, June 12.  The Med - Peds residents selected four faculty and staff members to receive a Meppie, the Med - Peds program annual award, for their contributions to resident education.  Receiving awards were:

     Dr. Julia Kesterson, pediatric hospitalist physician,

     Dr. Michael Gardner, Med - Peds endocrinologist,

     Dr. Greg Flaker, adult cardiologist, and

     Harrison Smith, RRT, respiratory therapist and pediatric transport team member.

Additionally, at the ceremony, Dr. Dana Vietti, PGY3, received the Outstanding Senior Resident in Pediatric Critical Care award!

Internal Medicine - Pediatrics Faculty and Residents Receive Awards at Medicine Graduation (June 11, 2015)

The Department of Medicine held its annual graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 11.  Members of the Med - Peds program received awards at the program:

     Dr. Dana Vietti, PGY3, received the Outstanding Resident Teaching Award.

     Dr. Kevin Clary, Associate Program Director, received the Faculty Professionalism Award.

Med - Peds Faculty Member and Resident Receive Awards for Teaching Excellence (April 9, 2015)

Congratulations to Dr. Carla Dyer, internal medicine - pediatric hospitalist and medicine clerkship director, who was awarded the Jane Hickman Teaching Award at the School of Medicine Education Day.  This award recognizes excellence in medical student teaching and education.

     Dr. Eric Neverman, PGY3, also received the Outstanding Resident Teaching Award.

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