Welcome to the Education Pages of The University of Texas Medical School at Houston Department of Pediatrics. Click the links on the left to learn more about our world class education programs.
Our Pediatrics Residency Program was founded in the early 1980s with a handful of residents. Today, 66 Pediatrics residents and 22 Medicine-Pediatrics residents, 3 Pediatric Chief Residents, 5 Child Neurology preliminary residents and 4 Medical Genetics/Pediatrics residents call us home. We are located in the heart of The Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.
The Great City of Houston
- Houston was founded on August 30, 1836 by brothers Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen on land near the banks of Buffalo Bayou.
- Houston is the fourth most populous city in the nation (trailing only New York, Los Angeles and Chicago), and is the largest in the southern U.S. and Texas.
- The Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area (Houston CMSA) consists of eight counties: Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller
- The metro area’s population of 5.95 million in 2010 is 6th largest among U.S. metropolitan statistical areas, according to US Census, and a 26% increase since 2000.
- The three-airport system served 49.5 million passengers in 2010, including over seven million international travelers.
- If Houston were an independent nation, it would rank as the world’s 30th largest economy
- More than 90 languages are spoken throughout the Houston area.
- 92 countries have consular offices in Houston, the third highest in the nation
- Houston has professional teams representing football, baseball, men’s basketball, and soccer.
- Houston is home to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The world’s largest livestock show and rodeo attracts more than 2.2 million visitors each year
The Texas Medical Center
- According to the commercial real estate services firm, Cushman & Wakefield, the Texas Medical Center is the eighth largest business district in the United States, right after Philadelphia and Seattle.
- The Texas Medical Center is home to the largest concentration of medical professional and experts anywhere in the world.
- Collectively, the Texas Medical Center is the largest employer in Houston.
- Texas Medical Center member institutions have been recognized in such national surveys as U.S. News & World Report, The Joint Commission, AARP, Fortune Magazine, and Consumer Choice as among the best in all specialties in adult and pediatric care.
- Houston Methodist Hospital is the official health care provider for the Houston Texans, the Houston Dynamo, the Houston Astros, the Houston Symphony, the Houston Ballet, and the Houston Grand Opera.
- More than 68 babies are born every day in the Texas Medical Center.
- In the Texas Medical Center, there are more than 200 separate international collaboration initiatives involving more than 5,000 international students, and 4,000 international workers and visiting scholars.
- Clinical research in the Texas Medical Center generates an average of 15 new start-up businesses a year and averages a new discovery every other day.
- More heart surgeries are performed in the Texas Medical Center than anywhere else in the world.