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 Pediatrics Residency Overview

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“Marshfield Children’s Hospital is a really great place to train, mainly because the faculty-to-resident ratio is really low, so you can have really strong bonds with the people who are training you which makes it open for asking questions and learning on the job. It becomes easy to build those relationships, not just with the staff, but with your colleagues, as well.”
​ -Wajeeha Mahmood, M.D.

Marshfield Clinic Health System’s Pediatric Residency Program provides a comprehensive, high-tech training experience in a safe, friendly, small-town environment.​

What our pediatric residency program offers

  • Referral Base of 3 million: Our large referral base provides residents with the opportunity to diagnose and manage children and adolescents presenting with a wide variety of diseases.
  • Multi-Specialty Faculty: We have subspecialists in Pediatric Neonatology, Pediatric Ophthalmology, ENT, Rheumatology, Behavior/Development, Child Abuse and Neglect, Hospitalists, Allergy/Immunology, Adolescent Medicine, Healthy Birth Critical Care, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Genetics, Pulmonology, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, Surgery, Dermatology...and more.
  • 4: 1 Faculty-to-Resident Ratio: Our small program size allows faculty to provide 1:1 teaching to our residents. There are no fellows competing for procedures or faculty attention.
  • Fully Accredited Children Hospital: Marshfield Children's Hospital, a "hospital within a hospital", is one of only three children's hospitals in the state and provides services to families of northern and central Wisconsin as well as Upper Michigan.
  • Preparation for Primary Care & Fellowship: Many of our residents decide to pursue additional fellowship training. Our graduates have successfully matched in a variety of Pediatric fellowships, including ER, Cardiology, Neonatal, Pulmonology and Critical Care. Of course, we also have many graduates who have chosen a career in primary care and have successfully joined practices in Wisconsin and across the nation, including California, Alaska, Virginia, Texas and others.
  • Didactic Conferences & Simulation training: Residents participate in conferences every day at noon and two mornings/week. We also have state-of the-art sim lab training for procedural skills, including intubation, I&D, LP, pelvic exams and central lines. Monthly mock codes also help residents develop skills required to provide emergent CPR and advanced life support to children.
  • 8-Bed Level 1 PICU: In the PICU, residents work directly with the attending managing children with critical illness, including trauma, shock, stroke, metabolic disorders and others.
  • 24-Bed Level 3 NICU: In the NICU, residents attend high-risk deliveries and provide care for premature and term neonates.
  • 24-Bed Inpatient Unit: On the general pediatric unit, our full-time hospitalists teach residents to diagnose and treat children with routine pediatric illnesses in addition to chronic, complex and rare diseases. Our staff includes a multidisciplinary team of pediatric nurses, pharmacists, therapists, child life specialists and clinical psychologists. Our patients are also provided with an indoor playroom and outdoor play space.
  • 8-Bed Inpatient Heme-Onc Unit: Our hematology–oncology unit provides a safe, specialized space to care for immunosuppressed children with cancer. Special support services are provided by our multispecialty team.
  • Weekly Continuity Clinic: In continuity clinic, residents follow their own panel of patients and develop important skills needed for primary care. This experience also provides a strong foundation in general pediatrics for those residents who pursue fellowship training.
  • Research Training: Residents are encouraged to participate in clinical research, community advocacy and quality improvement projects. We have a full-time research facilitator dedicated to assisting residents with their scholarly projects. We also have trained staff members to help faculty and residents prepare manuscripts for publication.
  • Work-Life Balance: Resident physicians enjoy a challenging and stimulating learning environment, yet work hours are reasonable, and life outside of work is relatively low stress. We strictly enforce resident work hour limits, to ensure that residents are well rested and fit for duty. Living in Marshfield is convenient, safe and affordable. Families also really appreciate our strong public school system, which is ranked as one of the finest in the state and the country.
  • Mentoring: Since we are a small program, we can develop close mentoring relationships with our residents. We work individually with each resident to help them meet their learning needs and reach their career goals.

Who we are

Our home, Marshfield Clinic Health System, is a comprehensive state-of-the-art medical complex that offers:

  • An academic campus of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Physicians in 170+ specialties and subspecialties
  • A designated Children's Hospital within a hospital ranked as one of the best hospitals in Central Wisconsin by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Cutting-edge information technology: paperless charting, completely digital radiology images, extensive integrated computer technologies, including a more than decade-old electronic medical record, electronic prescribing, PACS image archive, electronic lab results, innovative early childhood immunization registry, digital echocardiography network and telemedicine.
  • One of the largest private research facilities in the nation, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, with more than 200 research projects and 450 clinical trials underway.
  • Largest population based genetic research study in America

What we’re seeking

We seek highly–motivated, well-rounded resident physicians who are committed to improving the lives of children, dedicated to life-long learning and invested in furthering the art and science of medicine. We view each resident as an individual with his/her own interests and strengths. We are committed to helping our residents develop a strong foundation in Pediatrics that prepares them for a career in primary care or their chosen subspecialty.

We accept applications for the Pediatric Residency Program through ERAS until December 1. Applications will be accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Please contact your medical school for assistance when filing this electronic application. International graduates are advised to contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) for assistance.

Due to extremely competitive candidates, most interviews are granted before December and are completed by early-January at the latest. Please see application for requirements.

Marshfield Clinic Health System is an organization that currently sponsors H1B visas and accepts J1 visas of outstanding candidates.

For more informatio​n

​If you have questions, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Suzanne Wright
​​Suzanne Wright, M.D. - Director, Pediatrics Residency Program
Marshfield Medical Center

1000 North Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449 ​
1-800-541-2895 ext. 7-5267 or715-387-5267
Fax: 715-389-3142​



Shirley Disch - Program Coordinator, Pediatrics Residency Program
Marshfield Medical Center
1000 North Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449 ​
1-800-541-2895 ext. 7-5267 or 715-387-5267
Fax: 715-221-7627​