Mission and Values
The mission of the OHSU Pediatric Residency Training Program is to develop exceptional pediatricians with the knowledge and skills to pursue their desired future as a generalist or subspecialist, in an academic or community setting.
To accomplish our mission, the residency program leadership and residents have worked together to create the principles and beliefs that form the core of our residency culture. These values govern the manner in which we do all business and will not be compromised.
- Physician wellness – We support the needs of residents and their families to create a mutually supportive environment in which to train and maintain their own personal health and well-being.
- Leadership and graduated autonomy – Residents, residency staff and residency leadership engage and embrace leadership roles throughout the University and beyond in regards to patient care, program development, University involvement and overall system change. We train residents to be independent decision makers and become leaders in the field of Pediatrics.
- Resident community – The residency program is a second home for our trainees. We create a supportive environment for residents to feel a sense of family and community both when at work and at play.
- Collegiality and approachability – Commitment to a training environment that promotes collegiality and approachability among faculty and residents to allow for trust building among all.
- Advocacy – Advocacy for children, young adults, and families is cornerstone to pediatric practice. We prepare residents to advocate for these groups locally, regionally and nationally and wherever their practices and professional passions take them next.
- Education in a safe learning environment – Resident opinions and decisions are expected and valued amongst the teams in both the patient care and conference environments.