Chief Residents' Message

Thank you for your interest in our UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital pediatric residency program. As this year’s chief residents, we are excited to share the unique aspects of our program with you!

UH Rainbow has a storied history of excellence in pediatric care. From humble origins as the UH Rainbow Cottage for Crippled Children in 1891, UH Rainbow has developed into a world-class interdisciplinary patient care and research facility in conjunction with Case Western Reserve University. Residents have opportunities to tap into this history and engage in a wide spectrum of opportunities including research, education, advocacy and global health. Our program has an incredible core of faculty as well as administrative support staff who provide residents with superior medical training. As residents, we tailor our experiences based on career interests and goals, which gives a robust experience and leaves us well prepared for our future career endeavors.

One of the best parts of UH Rainbow is the family of colleagues and lifelong friendships we develop over our 3+ years. Even beyond our residency classes, we connect with hospital staff and faculty – uniquely situated to collaborate with the University Hospitals system and specialties as a whole – in numerous joint events and community-wide efforts. But it is within our classes that we find integral support and friends with whom we can explore Cleveland and beyond, even electing to travel together for vacations and international health trips. On any given day, you’ll find a small group of residents taking advantage of all Cleveland has to offer – from food and drinks at our renowned restaurants and breweries, to getting outside and active in our MetroParks system, to our entertainment and arts district at Playhouse Square, Blossom, Severance Hall or the museums, and of course, cheering on our champion sports teams. Go Cavs, Indians and BROWNS!

Thank you again for your interest in our program! We hope you find UH Rainbow is an excellent place to develop into a pediatrician. We also hope you will find Cleveland is an awesome place to call home – we certainly do! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

We look forward to meeting you!

Keith Torrey, Elyssa Faigen, Becky Epstein, and Erin Crawford
2019 – 20 Chief Residents

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