Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics at McGovern Medical School! Please feel free to browse this website as your preview to our residency program. You will find useful information about our program, our hospitals, and the city of Houston.
However, we only have room on these pages to provide a brief introduction to our greatest strength – our people.
Our program is located in the Texas Medical Center, one of the most renown and largest medical centers in the world. Our residents are exposed to a very diverse patient population and see a large volume of patients with a wide spectrum of diseases. Residents are primarily trained at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital (a private tertiary care facility and level 1 trauma center), Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (a county hospital), and MD Anderson Cancer Center.
At all levels of our program, there is a commitment to education and community that permeates all we do. Whether you are interested in primary care, fellowship, hospitalist care, academics, or research, our program has opportunities tailored to each. Residency represents three to four very important years of your life during which you receive vital education for your career, establish foundations for your future, and most importantly, form relationships for life.
If you have any questions or are interested in scheduling a visit with our program, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to meet you!
Commitment to Diversity
Our residency program is committed to the recruitment and retention of trainees who identify as underrepresented minorities in medicine based on race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, gender identity, or sexual orientation. This is in alignment with the mission of our institution to “provide the highest quality education and training of future physicians for the state of Texas, in harmony with the state’s diverse population.”
Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the US and our patient population reflects a rich mix of cultures, ethnicities and nationalities. Therefore, we aim to train a diverse physician workforce dedicated to efforts to reduce and eliminate healthcare disparities.
Explore here (https://med.uth.edu/diversity/) for more information about our institution’s initiatives geared toward diversity and inclusion.
Pediatric Residency Program Director
Shirlene Edwards, C-TAGME
Our program is affiliated with 3 teaching hospitals: