The Pediatrics Residency training program at T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital provides the highest quality education with state-of-the-art facilities. We are located in Chattanooga, TN, a family-friendly city boasting a variety of outdoor activities, an active downtown riverfront, and Southern hospitality.
Quotes from some of our residents:
- "This residency offers a perfect balance between academia and clinical experience."
- "The hospital environment is both friendly and conducive to learning."
- "This program exposes residents to a tremendous variety of pathology as well as close interaction with hospital-based and community pediatricians and subspecialists."
The Pediatrics Residency program at T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital strives to provide a balanced education which prepares the graduating resident for any pediatric career, whether general or specialty; inpatient or outpatient; academic, community, or rural.
- Program provides broad general pediatric experience including resident continuity clinic and walk-in clinic, acute care evening clinic, well-baby nursery, private office rotation, community/advocacy rotation, emergency medicine and inpatient experiences.
- Subspecialty rotations provide one-on-one learning between resident and faculty in outpatient, inpatient, and procedural settings.
- Critical care rotations can be tailored to meet the needs of individual residents
- The volume and variety of patients provides exposure to a full range of well child care as well as disease pathology at all ages.
Faculty - Resident Interaction:
Close faculty-resident working relationships remain one of our program's strongest features. Residents have direct contact with faculty throughout the day and night.
- Sponsoring Institution: University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga
- Training Site: Children's Hospital at Erlanger Health System
- Facility: 107 bed regional tertiary care facility including a 64 bed Level III NICU with Neonatal Transport Team
- Program Size: 8 residents at each PGY level, 4th year chief resident
- Level I Pediatric Trauma center with 14 bed PICU
- State of the art Pediatric Emergency Department open 24/7 and staffed by board certified Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians with ~40,000 visits/year
- Call: A night float system minimizes overnight call to less than 2/month during the second and third years
- Time Off: Average of 1 day off in 7; 3 weeks vacation per year, 1 week conference per year
- Faculty: 51 hospital-based physicians (faculty members outnumber residents)
- Approximately 50% of graduating residents enter a fellowship program