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Career Development - Pediatrics

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 Dr. Margaret Huntwork

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

Contact:

Lily Baer

Mariel Colon-Leyva

Lizzy Foley

Santi Aragon 

Vivien Okechukwu

 

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.

 
Specialty Statistics

Summary Statistics (from "Charting Outcomes in the Match 2020")

 

PEDS 

Matched

Unmatched

 

n = 1633

n = 27

1. Mean number of contiguous ranks

12.9

4.6

2. Mean number of distinct specialties ranked

1.0

1.6

3. Mean USMLE Step 1 score

228

215

4. Mean USMLE Step 2 score

245

232

5. Mean number of research experiences

2.9

2.6

6. Mean number of abstracts, presentations, publications

4.9

4.6

7. Mean number of work experiences

3.3

3.0

8. Mean number of volunteer experiences

8.8

9.3

9. Percentage who are AOA members

12.3

3.7

10. Percentage who graduated from one of the 40 US medical schools with the highest NIH funding

26.9

14.8

11. Percentage who have Ph.D. degree

3.8

4.5

12. Percentage who have another graduate degree

15.9

18.2

 

 

 

 
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)





Albany Med Ctr-NY  ALBANY NY 2019
Baylor Coll Med-Houston-TX SAN ANTONIO TX 2019
Baylor-Scott & White-TX TEMPLE TX 2019
Childrens Hospital-LA-CA LOS ANGELES CA 2018
Childrens Hospital-LA-CA LOS ANGELES CA 2019
Childrens Hospital-LA-CA LOS ANGELES CA 2020
Childrens Hospital-LA-CA LOS ANGELES CA 2020
Childrens Hospital-Oakland-CA OAKLAND CA 2017
Childrens Hospital-Oakland-CA OAKLAND CA 2018
Childrens Hospital-Oakland-CA Oakland CA 2021
Childrens Hosp-Philadelphia-PA PHILADELPHIA PA 2018
Childrens National Med Ctr-DC WASHINGTON DC 2017
Childrens National Med Ctr-DC WASHINGTON DC 2018
Cincinnati Childrens Hosp MC-OH CINCINNATI OH 2018
Emory Univ SOM-GA ATLANTA GA 2017
Emory Univ SOM-GA ATLANTA GA 2020
Emory Univ SOM-GA ATLANTA GA 2020
Florida Hosp-Orlando-FL ORLANDO FL 2017
Hofstra Northwell SOM-Cohen Childrens-NY NEW HYDE PARK NY 2017
Hofstra Northwell SOM-Cohen Childrens-NY NEW HYDE PARK NY 2017
Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai-NY NEW YORK NY 2017
Inova Fairfax Hospital-VA Falls Church VA 2021
Johns Hopkins Hosp-MD BALTIMORE MD 2017
Kaiser Permanente-Los Angeles-CA Los Angeles CA 2021
Loma Linda University-CA LOMA LINDA CA 2019
LSU SOM-New Orleans-LA NEW ORLEANS LA 2017
LSU SOM-New Orleans-LA NEW ORLEANS LA 2020
LSU SOM-New Orleans-LA NEW ORLEANS LA 2020
Med Coll Wisconsin Affil Hosps MILWAUKEE WI 2017
Nationwide Childrens Hosp-OH Columbus OH 2021
Naval Medical Center SAN DIEGO CA 2020
NYP Hosp-Columbia Univ Med Ctr-NY NEW YORK NY 2017
NYP Hosp-Columbia Univ Med Ctr-NY NEW YORK NY 2017
NYP Hosp-Columbia Univ Med Ctr-NY NEW YORK NY 2017
NYP Hosp-Columbia Univ Med Ctr-NY NEW YORK NY 2020
NYP Hosp-Columbia Univ Med Ctr-NY NEW YORK NY 2020
NYP Hosp-Weill Cornell Med Ctr-NY NEW YORK NY 2017
NYP Hosp-Weill Cornell Med Ctr-NY NEW YORK NY 2020
NYU School Of Medicine NEW YORK NY 2017
NYU School Of Medicine NEW YORK NY 2017
NYU School Of Medicine NEW YORK NY 2018
Oregon Health & Science Univ PORTLAND OR 2020
Phoenix Childrens Hospital-AZ PHOENIX AZ 2017
Rhode Island Hosp/Brown Univ PROVIDENCE RI 2017
Rhode Island Hosp/Brown Univ PROVIDENCE RI 2019
San Antonio Military Medical Center FORT SAM HOUSTON TX 2017
St Christophers Hosp-PA PHILADELPHIA PA 2020
St Christophers Hosp-PA PHILADELPHIA PA 2020
St Louis Childrens Hosp-MO ST LOUIS MO 2020
Tufts Medical Center-MA Boston MA 2021
Tulane Univ SOM-LA NEW ORLEANS LA 2017
Tulane Univ SOM-LA NEW ORLEANS LA 2019
Tulane Univ SOM-LA NEW ORLEANS LA 2020
Tulane Univ SOM-LA NEW ORLEANS LA 2020
Tulane Univ SOM-LA New Orleans LA 2021
Tulane Univ SOM-LA New Orleans LA 2021
U Alabama Med Ctr-Birmingham BIRMINGHAM AL 2019
U Colorado SOM-Denver AURORA CO 2017
U Colorado SOM-Denver AURORA CO 2017
U Illinois COM-Chicago CHICAGO IL 2017
U Maryland Med Ctr BALTIMORE MD 2019
U Maryland Med Ctr Baltimore MD 2021
U Nevada Las Vegas SOM  LAS VEGAS NV 2019
U New Mexico SOM ALBUQUERQUE NM 2019
U Tennessee COM-Memphis MEMPHIS TN 2018
U Tennessee Health Sci Ctr-Memphis MEMPHIS TN 2020
U Texas at Austin Dell Medical School Austin TX 2021
U Texas Med Sch-Houston HOUSTON TX 2017
U Texas Med Sch-Houston HOUSTON TX 2017
U Texas Southwestern Med Sch-Dallas DALLAS TX 2020
U Texas Southwestern Med Sch-Dallas DALLAS TX 2020
U Washington Affil Hosps SEATTLE WA 2017
U Washington Affil Hosps SEATTLE WA 2019
U Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics MADISON WI 2018
UC Davis Med Ctr-CA SACRAMENTO CA 2018
UC Irvine Med Ctr-CA ORANGE CA 2017
UC Irvine Med Ctr-CA ORANGE CA 2020
UC Irvine Med Ctr-CA ORANGE CA 2020
UC San Francisco-CA SAN FRANCISCO CA 2017
UC San Francisco-CA SAN FRANCISCO CA 2018
UCLA Med Ctr-CA LOS ANGELES CA 2020
UPMC Medical Education-PA PITTSBURGH PA 2020
Valley Childrens Healthcare-CA MADERA CA 2017
Valley Childrens Healthcare-CA MADERA CA 2017
Valley Childrens Healthcare-CA MADERA CA 2017
Vanderbilt Univ Med Ctr-TN Nashville TN 2021
Virginia Commonwealth Univ Health Systems RICHMOND VA 2017
Wake Forest Baptist Med Ctr-NC WINSTON-SALEM NC 2017
Yale-New Haven Hosp-CT NEW HAVEN CT 2018
 
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