Baylor College of Medicine Education at Texas Children’s Hospital

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Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children's Hospital is an internationally recognized children's hospital and the primary pediatric training site for Baylor College of Medicine, which has one of the largest pediatric residency programs in the country. Baylor faculty also are the service chiefs and staff physicians of Texas Children’s. Texas Children’s is ranked in all ten subspecialties in U.S. News & World Report’s list of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals and earned a top spot in Parents magazine's 10 Best Children's Hospitals.

Texas Children’s is the largest pediatric hospital in the nation, providing medical care in more than 40 pediatric subspecialties. The depth and breadth of care services provided at Texas Children’s create a rich learning environment. Texas Children's facilities include the Emergency Center, pediatric surgery suites, a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The Texas Children's Cancer Center is the largest pediatric cancer and hematology research and treatment center in the country and includes an inpatient unit and a bone marrow transplant unit. Because physicians from throughout the United States and the world refer many of their most challenging patients to Texas Children’s, students, residents and fellows routinely have the opportunity to care for patients with conditions they would be unlikely to see in years of training at most other programs.

Within the Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women Baylor physicians provide continuum of care from preconception through post-delivery as well as specialized services in high-risk obstetrics, including a full spectrum of fetal therapies available in only a handful of centers worldwide.

Medical student rotations and residency program training at Texas Children’s include general medical and surgical inpatient services, subspecialty inpatient services, gynecology, obstetrics, nurseries, neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, an intermediate care unit, and the outpatient and emergency departments. The various facilities also offer longitudinal assignments that provide opportunities for residents to follow a panel of patients during their three years of training.

Student nurse anesthetists at Texas Children’s are exposed to a variety of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures. Physician assistant students are at Texas Children’s for portions of the inpatient pediatric rotations.