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What Does Training Look Like?

Pediatric residencies last three years. If you pursue Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, residency will last four years. And, if you decide to take a pediatric specialty fellowship, these general last three years.

 
Subspecialties

Just about every organ system is a pediatric subspecialty. These include:

  • Neurology
  • Pulmonology
  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Nephrology
  • Neonatology
  • Allergy-Immunology
  • Rheumatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hospital Medicine
 
What Does a Typical Workday Look Like?

This can vary tremendously, depending on the situation that a pediatrician works in.

 
Important Qualities and Traits

Qualities that make a good pediatrician include:

  • A pediatrician must like children.
  • A pediatrician must be patient in order to work with children and their parents.
  • A pediatrician must have every other quality that a good doctor should have.
 
Shadowing Opportunities

Please contact Clerkship Coordinator, Javier Pineda , to arrange shadowing activities.
 
Research Opportunities

For research opportunities, please contact the Vice Chair for Pediatric Research, Dr. Stacy Drury. .

Additionally, students may want to pursue research opportunities through the DeBakey Scholars Program. This program offers medical students the opportunity to pursue and complete a longitudinal, structured, closely supervised research experience culminating in a capstone presentation prior to graduation. For more information, contact Dr. Kenneth Mitchell.

 
Specialty Interest Group

The Pediatrics Interest Group (PIG) sponsors events that foster an interest in pediatrics as a specialty. We work to inform all students about important issues related to child health, regardless of their future specialty. Additionally PIG hosts St Baldricks Day, an annual event that involves Tulane Medical School, Hospital, and School of Public Health. Participants set-up personal websites where they accept donations to either shave their heads or have their hair cut for Locks of Love. All proceeds go to childhood cancer research.

Faculty Facilitator: Dr. Meghan Howell

2018 officers are:

Recommended T3 & T4 Coursework

We recommend that those in T3 take the required core clerkship. Those interested in pursuing pediatrics should take T4 electives based on their interests. We do not have a recommended list of electives.

 
Important Advice

Do well on Step 1 and Step 2.

Do well on all clerkships .

Away rotations are not necessary. Students should only consider away rotations if they have an interest in a specific institution or region AND know that they are quick starters who will “hit the ground running.”

Research projects are not necessary. If a student has a long standing track record of research that will be a plus for many programs. However, spending a month to do a case report with a faculty member or work in a lab will not be beneficial.

 
Where Past Tulane Students Have Matched (Past Five Years)

 





Vanderbilt Univ Med Ctr-TN NASHVILLE TN 2015
Advocate Christ Med Ctr-IL OAK LAWN IL 2015
Advocate Lutheran Gen Hosp-IL PARK RIDGE IL 2015
Carolinas Med Ctr-NC CHARLOTTE NC 2015
Case Western/Univ Hosps Case Med Ctr-OH CLEVELAND OH 2015
Childrens National Med Ctr-DC WASHINGTON DC 2015
LSU SOM-New Orleans-LA NEW ORLEANS LA 2015
Northwestern McGaw/Lurie Peds-IL CHICAGO IL 2015
Oregon Health & Science Univ PORTLAND OR 2015
Tufts Medical Center-MA BOSTON MA 2015
U Alabama Med Ctr-Birmingham BIRMINGHAM AL 2015
U Colorado SOM-Denver AURORA CO 2015
U Michigan Hosps-Ann Arbor ANN ARBOR MI 2015
U Tennessee COM-Memphis MEMPHIS TN 2015
UC Davis Med Ctr-CA SACRAMENTO CA 2015
University at Buffalo SOM-NY BUFFALO NY 2015
UPMC Medical Education-PA PITTSBURGH PA 2015
Baylor Coll Med-Houston-TX HOUSTON TX 2016
Childrens National Med Ctr-DC WASHINGTON DC 2016
LSU SOM-New Orleans-LA NEW ORLEANS LA 2016
Maine Medical Center PORTLAND ME 2016
Nationwide Childrens Hosp-OH COLUMBUS OH 2016
NYP Hosp-Columbia Univ Med Ctr-NY NEW YORK NY 2016
Phoenix Childrens Hospital-AZ PHOENIX AZ 2016
Tulane Univ SOM-LA NEW ORLEANS LA 2016
U Alabama Med Ctr-Birmingham BIRMINGHAM AL 2016
U Colorado SOM-Denver AURORA CO 2016
U South Alabama Hospitals MOBILE AL 2016
U Washington Affil Hosps SEATTLE WA 2016
UC San Francisco-CA SAN FRANCISCO CA 2016
Childrens Hospital-Oakland-CA OAKLAND CA 2017
Childrens National Med Ctr-DC WASHINGTON DC 2017
Emory Univ SOM-GA ATLANTA GA 2017
Florida Hosp-Orlando-FL ORLANDO FL 2017
Hofstra Northwell SOM-Cohen Childrens-NY NEW HYDE PARK NY 2017
Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai-NY NEW YORK NY 2017
Johns Hopkins Hosp-MD BALTIMORE MD 2017
LSU SOM-New Orleans-LA NEW ORLEANS LA 2017
Med Coll Wisconsin Affil Hosps MILWAUKEE WI 2017
NYP Hosp-Columbia Univ Med Ctr-NY NEW YORK NY 2017
NYP Hosp-Weill Cornell Med Ctr-NY NEW YORK NY 2017
NYU School Of Medicine NEW YORK NY 2017
Phoenix Childrens Hospital-AZ PHOENIX AZ 2017
San Antonio Military Medical Center FORT SAM HOUSTON TX 2017
Tulane Univ SOM-LA NEW ORLEANS LA 2017
U Colorado SOM-Denver AURORA CO 2017
U Illinois COM-Chicago CHICAGO IL 2017
U Texas Med Sch-Houston HOUSTON TX 2017
U Washington Affil Hosps SEATTLE WA 2017
UC Irvine Med Ctr-CA ORANGE CA 2017
UC San Francisco-CA SAN FRANCISCO CA 2017
Valley Childrens Healthcare-CA MADERA CA 2017
Virginia Commonwealth Univ Health Systems RICHMOND VA 2017
Wake Forest Baptist Med Ctr-NC WINSTON-SALEM NC 2017
Childrens Hospital-LA-CA LOS ANGELES CA 2018
Childrens Hospital-Oakland-CA OAKLAND CA 2018
Childrens Hosp-Philadelphia-PA PHILADELPHIA PA 2018
Cincinnati Childrens Hosp MC-OH CINCINNATI OH 2018
NYU School Of Medicine NEW YORK NY 2018
U Tennessee COM-Memphis MEMPHIS TN 2018
U Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics MADISON WI 2018
UC Davis Med Ctr-CA SACRAMENTO CA 2018
UC San Francisco-CA SAN FRANCISCO CA 2018
Yale-New Haven Hosp-CT NEW HAVEN CT 2018
Rhode Island Hosp/Brown Univ PROVIDENCE RI 2019
U Alabama Med Ctr-Birmingham BIRMINGHAM AL 2019
Loma Linda University-CA LOMA LINDA CA 2019
U Nevada Las Vegas SOM  LAS VEGAS NV 2019
U New Mexico SOM ALBUQUERQUE NM 2019
Baylor-Scott & White-TX TEMPLE TX 2019
U Maryland Med Ctr BALTIMORE MD 2019
Childrens Hospital-LA-CA LOS ANGELES CA 2019
Baylor Coll Med-Houston-TX SAN ANTONIO TX 2019
U Washington Affil Hosps SEATTLE WA 2019
Albany Med Ctr-NY  ALBANY NY 2019
 
How Many Programs Should I Apply To?

 

Step 1 Score = 232+, 10-12 programs

Step 1 Score = 213-231, 13-14 programs

Step 1 Score <= 212, 19-21 programs