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Message from the Pediatric Residency Program Director


Greetings and welcome to our residency program! Here at OU-OKC we combine world-class facilities, faculty, staff and residents with the friendliness and warmth Oklahoma is known for to create a residency program that develops outstanding pediatricians on an individual basis.

We consider it vitally important to develop each resident’s career based on their unique strengths and desires. Just as people are different, we believe each residency experience within a program should be different based on individual talents and professional interests. Every graduate from our program has obtained the clinical skills necessary to be an outstanding general pediatrician, but what sets us apart is our attention to passion. Your passion.

No matter where your interests lie within pediatrics: advocacy, research, international health, any of the pediatric specialties – we have the combined faculty, program leadership and individual mentors to nurture, focus and develop that passion into career goals and accomplishments  in residency, which places you ahead of the crowd as a residency graduate. We personally tailor your curriculum in residency to reflect your interests and best prepare you for your unique career path upon graduation. 

We think we have the best of all worlds here in Oklahoma, and invite you come in and browse our website. Nothing quite compares to the “real thing,” though, so we invite you to come take a look and let us demonstrate our mission and commitment to developing outstanding pediatricians with training unique to their interests. We can’t wait to meet you!

Program Director, Casey Hester, M.D.