Approximately 40 percent of our graduates go into primary care. Our program offers a broad based training experience that provides a solid framework of knowledge and skills whether one chooses to practice in a rural or urban setting. We have rotations that focus on community pediatrics. These rotations have learning experiences in:
- School health
- Telephone medicine
- Mental health
- Care of the underserved
- Car seats installation
- The Emergency medicine system
- Environmental health
- Teaching children and parents about staying healthy
Each week for the entire training period, residents participate in a half-day continuity clinic. Baylor College of Medicine offers three distinct practice sites for the resident to choose from upon entering the program.
- Center for Children and Women at Greenspoint
- Center for Children and Women at Southwest
- Community-based private practice sites around Houston
- Palm Center - based at Texas Children’s Hospital and serving children primarily insured by S-CHIP and Medicaid
- Pasadena Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center part of the Harris Health System; provides care for a predominantly lower-income population
Special Interest Opportunities
Over the course of your training, six months (four week blocks) is allocated towards electives. This is allotted to all residents in their second and third years. Residents have the choice to train at one of our health facilities on a Navajo Indian Reservation in New Mexico or Arizona. Residents may also choose to spend time at one of Baylor’s affiliated pediatrics centers in Botswana, Malawi, Swaziland, and Lesotho, Africa .
Medical students from Baylor College of Medicine receive their pediatric training at Texas Children’s Hospital and Ben Taub Hospital, as well.
• Students provide the residents with academic challenges and stimulation
• Prompts residents to teach students about the care of patients
• Level of supervisory experience increases from PL-1 Level to PL-3 level