Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric Residency Special Programs


The Baylor Pediatric residency program offers several different specialty programs.  Information is listed below with links to more information

Pediatric Global Child Health Residency

The Department of Pediatrics offers a Global Child Health Residency Program. This is a four year residency program where you will spend one year abroad, typically at Baylor Pediatrics AIDS Initiative hospitals in Sub-Saharan Africa. The program takes up to five residents per year.

Pediatric Primary Care LEAD

The Primary Care LEAD (Leaders Evaluating and Addressing Health Disparities) Program is a three-year categorical pediatric training program. The curriculum focuses on pediatric primary care of underserved and vulnerable populations with additional training in advocacy, health policy, public health and systems of healthcare. Their goal is to train future pediatric leaders working towards narrowing the effects of poverty that perpetuate health disparities. The program recruits up to four residents per year.

Physician Scientist Development Program

The Pediatrician-Scientist Program was added to the residency in 2015. This program is catered to M.D./Ph.D. applicants or physician researches who are seeking to pursue a career as a principal investigator or a pediatrician scientist. The program takes up to four residents a year for the three- year program with 12 months dedicated to research.

Combined Training in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine

The departments of Pediatrics and Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine jointly sponsor the Med/Peds Program. This four-year program provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient training in the two rigorous and complementary environments.

Combined Training in Pediatrics and Genetics

We offer a five-year integrated Pediatrics/Genetics Program (in conjunction with the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine) leading to board eligibility in both disciplines.

Combined Training in Pediatrics and Child Neurology

Baylor College of Medicine sponsors a Pediatrics and Child Neurology Track approved by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. An applicant who completes at least two years of accredited training in general pediatrics and the neurology training necessary to meet the requirements for certification in neurology specializing in child neurology fulfills the training requirements of both the ABP and the ABPN.

An applicant may not take the certifying examination of the ABP until all training in both programs has been successfully completed. Refer to the American Board of Pediatrics for more information.