The Pediatric Surgery Residency Program, directed by Dr. Jed G. Nuchtern, professor and division chief, and Dr. Mark V. Mazziotti, program director, is one of the top Pediatric Surgery Residency programs in the nation. The Pediatric Surgery Residency Program has continual full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The program accepts one resident per year. Applicants must have completed a five year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education General Surgery Residency Program and be board-eligible in general surgery.
This two-year residency is primarily at Texas Children's Hospital, the largest children's hospital in the nation. Residents are exposed to a broad array of surgical cases and work closely with residents in pediatric medicine in the care of sick children.
The first year includes up to five months of elective time, which may be tailored to the trainee's special interests and career goals. In addition, the resident spends one month in the neonatal intensive care unit. During the remainder of the year, he or she has senior responsibilities at Texas Children's Hospital. The second year is spent as chief resident of the program.
The program strives to graduate residents who excel as practitioners of pediatric surgery and become top leaders in the field, whether in academics or the private sector.