The Pediatric Residency Program at UTHealth McGovern Medical School (UT-Houston) is devoted to providing a premier training program to medical school graduates across many different, diverse backgrounds. At the forefront is our commitment to providing quality-driven accredited training through ACGME in an open and encouraging learning environment. In addition, we are at the forefront of patient care and research-driven teaching across all three training sites (Children’s Memorial Hermann, M.D. Anderson, Harris Health) with the support of extraordinary faculty. Children’s Memorial Hermann is currently ranked No. 3 in Best Children’s Hospitals in Texas, and our facilities are nationally ranked in pediatric cardiology & heart surgery, pediatric oncology, and pediatric neurology & neurosurgery. Our residents are at the center of the largest medical center in the world and are the soul of this program.
Our highest priority is providing a balanced, educational and supportive environment for our trainees to develop into successful pediatricians, by offering the following:
A quality primary care experience: our rotations are well distributed between both primary pediatric and subspecialty pediatric medicine to provide a solid foundation for general pediatrics, as well as options to establish continuity clinics with both UT Physicians and community pediatricians. A Primary Care Track is also available for those residents who prefer more outpatient experiences.
A high subspecialty match rate: for those residents who are interested in fellowship, we have historically matched fellows with a >90% match rate at programs across the country, with a fellowship mentor network in place for recent graduates to be contacted by current residents.
An individualized training experience: we have the ability to tailor elective experiences to uniquely apply to each individual resident, whether it’s learning more from lactation specialists, dedicated time to practice circumcision, or providing more enhanced subspeciality experiences including CVICU and pathology. We also have learning tracks available that can be started as early as intern year, including a Primary Care Track, an Advocacy Track, a Global Health Track, and a Physician Educator Track, to name a few.
A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity: we are constantly re-evaluating areas of improvement within the program to enhance diversity and inclusiveness, with deliberate actions being taken to increase understanding and acceptance when a gap is noted. This includes dedicated workshops and discussion for the residents, formalized DEI training for faculty, and updates to our screening and interview methods for new applicants.