I chose to interview at UICOMP after hearing of the program’s reputation and receiving recommendations from pediatric residents and mentors. Upon interviewing, the culture of the entire hospital left me with an unforgettable impression. The vibrancy, enthusiasm, and familial collegiality displayed by residents and faculty alike cultivate an ideal learning environment. Caring mentors foster personal growth. As a resident, I have enjoyed the diverse patient population and broad medical pathology. More importantly, I have always felt supported along the way. New to Peoria, my wife and I love the family-friendly culture and many outdoor recreational activities. I couldn’t be happier with my choice to come to the Children’s Hospital of Illinois.
Trevor Washburn, MD, TL-2