Pediatrics Interest Group (PIG)

Welcome to the Pediatric Interest Group Page!

Mission Statement:

The purpose of the Pediatrics Interest Group (PIG) at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix is to expose students to the field of pediatric medicine. Our group will organize and host a variety of events throughout the year to provide exposure to various pediatric sub-specialties and foster networking with other medical professionals.

Past Events include:

- Lunch presentations featuring physicians from various specialties within pediatrics

- Pediatric Sim Nights—an interactive way to get hands on experience with

techniques utilized in the field of pediatrics

- Participation in the ACT Kids Health Fair

- Practicing Pediatric Well Exams

Fall 2018 Events

Neonatology/NICU Medicine Lunch Talk (Sept. 7)

Come learn about the path to becoming a neonatologist and the ins and outs of a career in the NICU!

2018 PIG Leadership Co-Chairs:

Alec Smith -

Celina Virgen -

Amanda Tjitro -

Mary Beth Putz -

Faculty Advisor:

Lisa Grimaldi, MD -

Ignite Hope with Phoenix Children's Hospital - December 8

Spring 2018 Events

Pediatric Specialty Panel Lunch Talk

Come listen to various pediatric specialities talk about their careers and how they got there!

Volunteering Event with Kids

Teach children about physical health and basic medical care.


American Academy of Pediatrics:

Arizona Chapter of AAP: