Pediatrics Residency

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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.


Program Highlights:

  • 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 2 or less per month during the second and third years when on electives or outpatient rotations.
  • 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
UT College of Medicine Chattanooga     960 East Third Street, Suite 100     Chattanooga, TN 37403     (800)947-7823, ext 6956

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