Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric Residency Program Benefits


See stipends and benefit information on the Baylor College of Medicine’s graduate medical education website. Stipend levels are at the national average, but Houston's cost of living ranks among the lowest of metropolitan areas in the United States.

Maintaining your physical and emotional wellness is a prerequisite to professional success. Our residents have access to a number of programs to support their well-being. View wellness resources. The Pediatrics Residency Resilience Team also provides resources and support to help you maintain wellness throughout your training.

Information about vacation and leave of absences is available on the graduate medical education website.


Recreational Benefits


The Baylor College of Medicine Pediatrics Residency Program offers many other benefits that allow you to enjoy your peers outside clinical duties and explore Houston as well. As a Baylor pediatrics resident, one can look forward to the following events and more!

  • Program Director's Labor Day Pool Party
  • House Staff Graduation Banquet
  • Resident Society Happy Hours

The photos below highlight some of our many events.

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Pediatric residents playing broom ball
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Pediatric interns at morning report
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Resident sorting hat event with Drs. Ward and Turner
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Pediatric Residency Program Christmas Party

Life in Houston

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Greater Houston Partnership

Houston, the nation's fourth-largest and most diverse city, offers all the benefits of a big city at a significantly lower cost of living than other major cities.

Explore Houston

Cultural and Sporting Events

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Interns enjoying a night at the Astros game

To help you take advantage of all Houston has to offer, the pediatric department has purchased season tickets to all major cultural and sporting events. These tickets are distributed to residents by lottery.

• Alley Theatre
• Broadway Across America Houston
• Grand Opera
• Houston Astros-Baseball
• Houston Ballet
• Houston Rockets-Basketball
• Houston Rodeo
• Houston Symphony
• Houston Texans-Football
• Society for Performing Arts
• Theatre Under The Stars


Additional Program Perks

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2015 Interns enjoying an evening out at Hermann Park

Along with the above benefits, a Baylor pediatric resident will also be able to enjoy a few other perks of the program.

  • Membership to Texas Pediatric Society and American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Intern retreat: Two-day weekend fall retreat held at the Woodland's Resort
  • Juniors Day for all junior residents (includes third year Ped/Genetics and Medical Pediatrics Residents).
  • Seniors Day for all senior residents
  • Breakfast at morning report and lunch at all noon conferences