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Pediatrics - House Staff Office

Houston, Texas

BCM pediatricians care for children in various clinical and hospital environments.
Pediatric Residency Office
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Resident Curriculum

Rotations for Pediatric Residents

Each academic year consists of 13 four-week units.

First Year (PL1)

General Pediatric Inpatient
3 units
Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
1 unit
Normal Newborn
1 unit
Neonatal Intensive Care
1 unit
Pediatric Subspecialty
2 units
Pediatric Intensive Care (Progressive care unit)
1 unit
Hematology-Oncology Inpatient
1 unit
Outpatient Clinics/ER
2.5 units
Pedi 1011
0.5 units

Second Year (PL2)

Cardiology
1 unit
Neonatal Intensive Care
1 unit
Pediatric Intensive Care
1 unit
Adolescent Medicine
1 unit
Pediatric Subspecialty
2 units
Underserved Medicine2
1 unit
Emergency Medicine
2 units
Elective
1 unit
Individualized Curriculum3 3 units

Third Year (PL3)

General Pediatrics Inpatient*
1 unit
Neonatal Intensive Care
1 unit
Emergency Medicine
2 units
Outpatient Clinics
1 unit
Pediatric Subspecialty*
1 unit
House Supervisor*4
1 unit
Community Pediatrics5
1 unit
Elective
1 unit
Individualized Curriculum3 3 units
Other6 1 unit
*supervisory rotations

1Survey course covering a variety of topics including teaching, systems based practice, communication skills, cultural competency, and quality improvement
2 Rotation caring for patients in underserved area (Africa, Indian Reservation in New Mexico, or Houston)
3 The individualized curriculum consists of 6 units total planned in conjunction with your advisor to meet your long-term career goals. It includes one unit of scholarly activity, one Capstone unit (a unique rotation in your chosen field), and specialized elective time
4 Supervisory rotation incorporating bed management, patient safety, and teaching
5 Multifaceted rotation that includes sessions devoted to quality improvement, evidence-based medicine, teaching, advocacy and clinical experience in selected outpatient community sites
6 Variable, including outpatient clinics, ER, special supervisory rotations

This information is meant as a guide only. Individual schedules may vary.

Continuity Clinic

Residents participate in a half-day continuity clinic weekly throughout their training. BCM offers three distinct continuity clinic sites:

  1. Community-based private practice sites (approximately 50% of residents)
  2. County hospital district outpatient clinic providing care primarily for an economically disadvantaged group of children (approximately 20% of residents)
  3. Hospital-based clinic at free-standing children’s hospital (Texas Children’s Hospital) serving children primarily insured by S-CHIP and Medicaid (approximately 30% of residents)

Residents' preference for site of continuity clinic assignment is honored whenever possible. Residents remain at the same site for the first two years and then have the opportunity to relocate to an alternative site during their third year of training.

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