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Mission

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive experience in general and subspecialty pediatrics with the flexibility to meet the educational needs of individual housestaff members, allowing them to follow career paths which take advantage of their individual gifts and to become leaders in their chosen areas of interest.

Curriculum

  • Broad exposure to general pediatrics and all pediatric subspecialties
  • All residents receive both inpatient and outpatient experience in Pulmonology, Neurology, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Gastroenterology, and Hematology/Oncology
  • Rotations include general pediatric wards, cardiology wards, neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, adolescent medicine, newborn nursery, developmental-behavioural pediatrics, community health and advocacy, and pediatric emergency medicine
  • Six-month individualized curriculum tailored to career goals
  • Elective opportunities in all pediatric subspecialties, procedureal medicine, child advocacy, community hospital medicine, bench and lcinical research, community private practices, and international medicine, as well as longitudinal experiences in subspecialties or private pediatric practices.
  • Opportunity for second continuity clinic in general or subspecialty pediatrics
  • Physician-scientist training program for interested residents with funding opportunities for research during training
  • Residents are active in quality improvement projects using electronic medical record system in the continuity clinics as well as many other areas
  • Family-focused rounding with strong case management and social work support in inpatient services
  • Robust didactic schedule and conferences contribute to success on the American Board of Pediatrics exam, fellowship placement and post-graduate job opportunities
  • Resident-led department-supported Wellness Committee provides weekly opportunites to promote the health and well-being of the housestaff
  • Academic Communities in Education, Global Health, Quality IMprovement, Social Medicine, and Advocacy, as well as Physician-Scientist Training for those interested in additional training, mentorship, and scholarship in these areas

Housestaff

Pediatric Housestaff

  • 24 Categorical Pediatric residents/year
  • 3 Child Neurology residents/year
  • 6 Med/Peds residents/year
  • Interns responsible for primary patient care
  • Increasing supervisory role each year
  • Resident Advisory Committee that meets monthly with the program leadership to discuss resident practice, policies, and current issues

Faculty

  • Deparmtnet Chair: Steven Webber, MBChB, MRCP
  • Residency Director: Rebecca Swan, MD
  • Associate Residency Directors: Whitney Browning, MD and Tyler Reimschisel, MD, MHPE, Vice Chair for Education
  • 397 full-time pediatric Faulcty, with all subspecialties represented

Facilties

Monroe Carell Jr. Chldren's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Children's Hospital

  • 835,219 square-foot facility (currently expanding)
  • 267 inpatient beds
  • 42-bed PICU, 96-bed NICU
  • 42-room Pediatric ED
  • Regional Pediatric Trauma Center
  • 15,977 total inpatient discharges annually
  • 325,233 outpatient visits annually
  • 52,183 ED visits annually
  • Doctor's Office Tower
  • Resident continutity Clinic
  • Primary Care Clinic
  • Subspecialty Clinics

Benefits

Pediatric Residency Members

  • Scrubs and white coats provided, with free laundry service
  • Three week' vacation plus six-day winter holiday break
  • Paid AAP membership
  • Support for presentations at conferences and publication, with robust mentoring and opportunitites for scholarly activities during residency
  • Eligible for matching retirement plan after one year
  • Life, accident, and liability insurance coverage

Living in Nashville

Nashville

  • Business, healthcare, and entertainment center
  • Multiple entertainment venues, greenways, and beautiful parks
  • Professional sports including football, hockey, and baseball
  • Moderate cost of living

Travel and Leisure ranked Nashville number-1 on "America's Best Cities for Music Scenes" and as one of "20 Greenest Cities in America."  New York Times named Nashville as "One of the Top Places that Young College Graduates are Choosing to Live." Zagat named Nashville "One of America's Next Hot Food Cities." Condé Nast Traveler named Nashville one of the "Friendliest Cities in America." U.S. News and World Report has named Nashville one of the "Best Places to Live."



 
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