The mission of the Department of Child Health is to establish an outstanding, innovative and nationally recognized center of excellence for pediatric education and research.

Students are exposed to cutting-edge pediatric clinical care at multiple teaching hospitals including Phoenix Children's Hospital, one of the largest freestanding children's hospitals in the United States.

They receive training from a large and diverse group of board-certified pediatric specialty and subspecialty educators. Instruction is provided in both hospital and outpatient pediatric settings and is integrated into the educational structure of a large pediatric residency and multiple pediatric fellowship training programs.

A rich pediatric research environment has been created from Phoenix's leading scientific and medical institutions. The goal is to advance discovery, facilitate translation and accelerate clinical application.