When I hit the interview trail last fall, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine’s program immediately stood out. By far the most welcoming program, I was impressed by how easily I fit in with the residents. I instantly felt at home. From the pre-interview dinner to the hospital tour, WMed and Bronson Methodist Hospital were places I could easily see myself working and learning. Aside from the great personal fit, WMed’s Pediatrics Program has done an excellent job of combining the best aspects of a small program with the resources and opportunities of a larger academic program. For me, a new pediatrician with an intent to go into Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, this was the right type of program. The smaller size and dutiful attending physicians have made personal attention a priority. The program has been responsive to resident needs and works very hard to ensure a fair work-life balance. More indicative of a large academic program, there are several opportunities for academic pursuits including weekly grand rounds, academic lectures, and research availability. I am excited to continue my journey as a resident here at WMed.