The curriculum for the Baylor College of Medicine Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program follows the guidelines set by the ACGME. Pediatric Surgery fellows are evaluated based on six core competencies, including:
- Patient care and procedural skills
- Medical knowledge
- Practice-based learning and improvement
- Interpersonal and communication skills
- Systems-based practice
The pediatric surgery fellowship program uses clinical experience, didactics, conferences, and lectures to give the resident thorough understanding of the core competencies. At the end of their training, pediatric surgery residents are prepared to fulfill meaningful careers in pediatric surgery.
The first year pediatric fellow is able to take two to four months of elective time, which may be tailored to the trainee's special interests and career goals. There are several elective courses the first-year fellow can also choose to attend. The second-year fellow acts as chief fellow of the program at Texas Children’s Hospital.
The fellows have the opportunity to attend several courses throughout the year, including the St. Jude Surgical Oncology course, the yearly Colorectal Course, and the UT Houston ECMO course. The fellows also attend one academic conference per year.