Education and Training

We believe fundamentally that healthy children will build a better world, and that the road to improved health lies with those that take care of our children. The educational mission of the Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is to train pediatrics leaders locally, nationally and internationally.

Our trainees - medical students, residents and fellows - are an essential component to the Vanderbilt Department of Pediatrics mission to provide every child with the opportunity for health of mind and body. We are committed to investing in the health of children today by providing the global community the most accomplished pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists. 

Challenges to improve child health surround us. Our pediatric trainees will learn the fundamentals of disease and disease prevention, master the skills necessary to take care of the sickest children and partner with families to build healthier daughters and sons. Our trainees will be provided a rich educational platform from which to launch, coupled with the tools necessary to devise creative solutions based on inquiry, advocacy, basic and clinical science, translational studies and health care policy. The central theme of our educational mission will remain providing the child in our care the best we have to give.

Following the guidelines of the ACGME, and in partnership with the greater Vanderbilt University community, we expose our trainees to an exceptional curriculum designed to promote child health, stimulate scientific discovery, train future educators and leaders and build a better tomorrow. In collaboration with the Research mission of the Department, opportunities for discovery are an integral component of training at every level. All of this must be done while remembering that integrity, honesty and compassion are vital to our mission.

Come and be a part of the Vanderbilt Department of Pediatrics.