All across the country, children’s hospitals contribute to the time-honored tradition of guiding recent medical school graduates through their journey to become seasoned doctors. Children’s hospitals innovate within their residency programs to help residents improve their skills, expand their horizons and better serve their communities.
Only 1 percent of all hospitals in the United States train approximately half of the nation’s pediatricians and pediatric specialists. To help with this training, Congress created the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program. Funding from CHGME helps develop a robust pediatric workforce.
Here are just a few examples of how residency programs can change the lives of young doctors and improve the lives of our kids.
Residents at Primary Children’s Hospital engage and impact the community beyond the hospital walls.
Supporting Research and Care
This fellow at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas studied compliance with ER discharge instructions.
Expanding Access in Rural Areas
Residents at Seattle Children’s Hospital provide care in underserved rural Alaska in the short term and long term.
Residents at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia learn to be strong advocates for their communities.
Providing Holistic Care
Residents at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children prepare parents for what comes after the hospital.