About the Program
The Pediatric Residency Program at Baylor College of Medicine, fully accredited by the ACGME, provides an extraordinary array of training opportunities from community-based practice to extensive research in subspecialty pediatrics at one of the most advanced medical centers in the world.
Our training sites encompass Texas Children’s Hospital and The Harris Health System. Together they provide residents with a diverse spectrum of patients and exceptional opportunities to study the health and illnesses of children from infancy through adolescence.
Texas Children’s Hospital
Texas Children’s Hospital is an internationally recognized, full-care pediatric hospital located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. It is the largest pediatric hospital in the United States, staffed by BCM clinical faculty and is dedicated to providing the finest possible pediatric patient care, education and research. The 2022 - 2023 edition of Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report ranked Texas Children’s Hospital second in the country among the nearly 200 pediatric centers. For the fourteenth straight year, Texas Children’s’ Hospital was placed on the Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll of best pediatric institutions. Texas Children’s Hospital is one of the only 10 children’s hospitals across the country to achieve the Honor Roll designation, and the only hospital in Texas – and the southern United States – awarded this distinction.
Ben Taub Hospital
Ben Taub Hospital is part of the Harris Health System and provides care for low-income families who depend primarily on the Health System for their health care. The pediatric department provides care for newborns in the Level I, II, and III nurseries at this facility. In addition to their work in the nurseries, residents staff the pediatric service within the emergency department at Ben Taub. Staffed by physician faculty and residents from BCM, Ben Taub serves as a teaching facility to the next generation of healthcare providers. The Harris Health System operates an outpatient facility devoted exclusively to the care of infants, children, and adolescents in Pasadena, a Houston suburb. Residents appreciate the opportunity to give back to their community by helping to provide care to the underserved.
Baylor Pediatrics Residency Program Highlights
- Our program offers training environment that prioritizes education, where the equitable care of patients remains the cornerstone of the resident educational experience.
- We practice and promote life-long learning, transparent inquiry, and growth mindset principles.
- We prioritize the recruitment, training and support of individuals with diverse interests, backgrounds, and experiences who will contribute to knowledge-sharing practices that strengthen our ability to provide the best medical care for the diverse communities we serve .
- We foster a culture of mutual respect and trust among residents, where every member of the house staff is heard, valued and respected.
- Our residents are provided with a solid foundation in general pediatrics and the necessary mentorship, experiences and skills that will help them succeed as generalists, subspecialists, medical educators and researchers.
Core Pediatrics Program
Combined and Preliminary Programs Rotations
The following combined and preliminary programs that rotate in pediatrics:
Mark Ward, M.D., program director emeritus and Elaine Fielder, M.D., pediatric program director.
Pediatric residents gathered at a Black Lives Matter demonstration.