Message from John Modlin, M.D., Chair,
Department of Pediatrics






Pediatric Education Overview

Pediatrics Faculty



On behalf of the Department of Pediatrics Faculty and the Pediatric Residents, I would like to welcome students to the courses and other educational opportunities offered throughout your four years at DMS. Training in Pediatrics may lead to a rewarding career in many disciplines including primary care, subspecialty pediatrics, research, and public health. In addition to the traditional medical subspecialties like cardiology and infectious diseases, Pediatrics offers specialization in the areas of neonatology, adolescent medicine, and behavior and development. Many students are attracted to our field from the enjoyment and gratification that comes from working with infants, children and adolescents and their families, and from the spirit of collegiality found among health professionals who work with children.

I would like to extend an invitation to all students considering a career in Pediatrics to join the Pediatrics Interest Group. This is an informal group that meets several times yearly. While the major purpose is to introduce first- and second-year students to the field of Pediatrics, we welcome the participation of all DMS students. Please contact Dr. Todd Poret  for more information.

Students who have an interest in Pediatrics should feel free to meet with me at any stage in their medical education. Please contact Ms. Eleni Panagoulis or Ms. Olivia Chapman at 653-6042 to set up a convenient time, or e-mail me at

John F. Modlin, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

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