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.
The depth and breadth of care services provided at Texas Children’s create a rich learning environment, 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.
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.
The two institutions operate the Children's Nutrition Research Center, a U.S. Department of Agriculture facility that conducts research on the nutritional needs of pregnant and nursing women and their children.
Texas Children’s provides medical care in more than 40 pediatric subspecialties. 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. Texas Children's Cancer Center is one of the largest pediatric cancer and hematology research and treatment centers in the country and includes an inpatient unit and a bone marrow/stem cell transplant unit.
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.
Baylor faculty conduct basic, translational and clinical research focused on improving the health of children. Texas Children's houses several outstanding research entities run by Baylor faculty, including the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, the Texas Children's Center for Vaccine Development and the Texas Children's Cancer Center.