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Internal Medicine - Pediatrics

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

In addition to the practice of patient care, our residents are highly involved in education, leadership, and research. We are actively involved in the on-site medical school.

Our residents have given lectures, led small group sessions, and have written parts of the MU School of Medicine’s curriculum. Many of our residents serve as elected officials on the House Staff Organization for our hospital administration. We also have a long tradition of working closely with Camp Hickory Hill, which is a local children’s diabetes camp. Our residents are actively engaged in research. Previous residents have won grants for medical outreach to under-served communities. Many residents have given presentations at national meetings or have been published. Two of our residents were selected in recent years to give platform presentations at the NMPRA annual meeting.

The Med-Peds residents take pride in the resident driven curriculum. Our weekly curriculum conference allows for board preparation and a brief review of the latest research. We enjoy monthly meetings hosted in various residents’ homes throughout the year. We recently initiated a specific curriculum for the outpatient care of adult and pediatric patients. New Med-Peds specific rotations are created yearly to foster new opportunities for our residents.

Graduating residents have entered a broad range of careers from primary practice, hospital medicine, emergency medicine, and fellowship training in either categorical or combined Med-Peds fellowships.

The supportive learning environment fostered by our residents has created a fantastic training program. I am proud to work with one of the best group of residents at MU. I hope you will take a closer look at our program. I 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.

As demonstrated by the varied careers of our graduates, the training available at UMHC prepares residents for a number of diverse professional pathways including primary care, hospitalist medicine, emergency medicine, and sub-specialty training. Med-Peds residents are encouraged to seek out broad experiences during their training in order to fulfill their unique goals. Many residents seek out leadership positions during their residency so they will be prepared to become influential members of their community. Other residents will find a faculty mentor and engage in research and clinical activities to prepare for specific career paths. While others will involve themselves in the burgeoning quality improvement culture at UMHC, and join one of many projects and initiatives taking place across campus. Whatever residents wish to accomplish in their life and their career, they can find it here at the University of Missouri Medicine-Pediatrics residency.

Application Process

The University of Missouri Med-Peds residency program accepts applications from any interested applicant, regardless of race or sex, on an equal opportunity basis, through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Three letters of recommendation are required. Interviews are held November through January, and generally last one half day. One night of lodging is provided and a resident reception is held at the home of Dr. Timothy Fete, the Chairman of Child Health, on the evening prior to the interviews.

For more information, please feel free to contact Penny Adams by telephone at 573-882-4438 or by E-mail at

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