med peds residents at a park

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University, are all among the leading institutions in research nationwide. We pride ourselves in being one of the most well-funded academic institutions in the country. Residents pursue research projects and scholarly work based on their academic interests, supported by rich institutional resources, including:

  • Curricula in research
  • Financial support
  • Invested mentors
  • Librarian support
  • Quality improvement
  • Statistical support

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Focus

Quality improvement and patient safety are both heavily emphasized at University Hospitals and UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Using an innovative med-peds quality improvement curriculum, residents learn the basic principles of the model for improvement. They also learn how to design a QI project during the first two years of residency to prepare them to complete a QI project by the end of their residency. This project may also serve as a scholarly activity. Additional rotations or elective in QI can be pursued and are encouraged.

Research Opportunities

In addition to their clinical experiences, all residents also complete a scholarly project during their training. Past resident projects have ranged from basic science to clinical research, global health projects, and quality improvement work. Their work has been presented at national conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals.


We believe strongly in building a community around each of our residents to help them thrive personally and professionally. Our residents are matched with a team to mentor, coach and support them. This team includes:

  • Advising and regular meetings with the program director
  • Mentor(s) in an area of interest for the resident, often a mentor for research or scholarly work. We actively facilitate matching of residents and mentors as career interests develop.
  • Faculty advisor who also meets to support your personal and professional development.
  • Faculty coach who is a supportive partner and safe space for developing your own goals and working to achieve them.
  • Peer mentorship from a senior Med-Peds resident.