4th-Year Chief

FOR 2022-2023

The Pediatrics Residency Program at Hurley Medical Center added a fourth-year chief position in the 2018-2019 academic year, as a way for a recently graduated resident to further develop professional skills and add mentorship and role-modeling for residents.


4th-year chief resident

This full-time, one-year PGY4 position is open to candidates who have completed a 3-year pediatric residency program, have a Michigan medical license, and are eligible for the American Board of Pediatrics certification examination. It is a good fit for someone interested in individual growth in clinical care, medical education, leadership, and professional development. It requires excellent community and problem-solving skills, as well as openness to feedback, and the competitive selection process includes input from faculty and staff, with the program directors making the final selection. The 4th-year chief reports to the directors of the Pediatric Residency Program.

Contact the program director for more information.

Goals & Objectives in Brief

Serves as role model and mentor

Patient Care Responsibilities: Understand pediatrician role in the assessment, evaluation, and management of pediatric patients; independently provide comprehensive patient care; develop systems-based practice.

Leadership: Recognize characteristics of an effective leader; willing to fulfill expected leadership opportunities; develop problem-solving skills; willing to prevent/ address conflicts as needed.

Administrative: Ability to complete schedule related tasks while maintaining appropriate professional boundaries with staff, faculty and residents.

Teaching: Develop medical knowledge, organizational skills, and interpersonal and communications skills to teach residents and medical students a wide variety of pediatrics topics; provide appropriate supervision, evaluation and constructive feedback.

Professional Development: Identify areas of focus for individual professional growth.

Wellness: Understand factors impacting wellness; model behaviors that promote self care and care of others.

See the full education program for details.