Electives may consist of subspecialty, research, individually developed elective, and career-based primary services based on individual career goals and interests. This time may be spent on a clinical rotation or performing clinical or lab based research.
Listed below are electives available at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston toward completing a pediatric residency. All electives require the approval of the Program Director. If you wish to take an elective NOT listed below, you will need to contact the appropriate Attending or Division Director to arrange it.
Residents interested in electives for interest in fellowship may substitute a subspecialty rotation during their PGY-1and PGY-2 years. Residents have 3 electives during their PGY-3 year. If desired, one elective may be a second month of a subspecialty already taken
Away electives may only be taken with approval from the Residency Program Director. For most away electives, you will need to take Leave of Absence without pay as the Medical Foundation can pay you only if they can bill one of our affiliated hospitals. However, credit may be earned toward completing your residency for legitimately educational away electives.
If you wish to take an elective at Baylor College of Medicine, they will require you to purchase one month of their malpractice insurance, which has much higher limits than that provided by most institutions. Be prepared to spend at least $200 for extra malpractice insurance.
Pediatric Electives and Course Directors
|Pediatric Elective||Course Director(s)|
|Adolescent Medicine or Sports Medicine||Dr. Mona Eissa, Dr. Michelle Barratt|
|Allergy-Immunology||Dr. Susan Pacheco|
|Ambulatory Pediatric||Dr. Michelle Barratt|
|Practice Management||Dr. Michelle Barratt|
|Private Practice||May arrange to spend one month with a member of active clinical faculty.|
|Power Center||Dr. Johnnie Frazier|
|NAM||Dr. Lisa DeYbarrondo|
|Cardiology||Dr. John Breinholt III|
|Chronic Care||Dr. Ebony Beaudoin|
|Developmental/Behavioral||Dr. Anson Koshy|
|Endocrinology||Dr. Michael Yafi|
|Gastroenterology||Dr. Marc Rhoads|
|Genetics||Dr. Hope Northrup|
|Hematology||Dr. Deborah Brown|
|Infectious Diseases||Dr. Gloria Heresi|
|Nephrology||Dr. Joshua Samuels|
|Neurology (Peds)||Dr. Jeremy Lankford|
|NICU (Level 2) and/or High Risk Clinic||Dr. Suzanne Lopez|
|Palliative Care||Dr. Holly Volek-Smith|
|Pathology (Peds)||Dr. Nina Tatavian|
|Psychiatry (Child)||Dr. Sonja Randle, Dr. Andrew Harper|
|Pulmonary (Peds)||Dr. James Stark|
|Pediatric Radiology||Dr. Susan John|
|Rheumatology||Dr. Ankur Kamdar|
|Global Health||Dr. Emma Omoruyi|
|Anesthesia||Dr. Ranu Jain|
|Research Elective||Up to 3 months. Approval from the Program Director is required. Arrange this individually with the appropriate Attending and confirm with the Program Director.
Other available electives are as follows:
- Medical Journalism
- Global Health
- Hospital Medicine