A Message from the Program Director
Thank you for your interest in the Pediatric and Medicine/Pediatric Programs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. You are about to embark on your residency, one of the most exciting and challenging periods of your professional life. You are clearly interested in a program that can meet your educational goals and yet allow you to gain experience in the care of children both in sickness and health.
The UT Health Science Center Pediatric Residency Training Program has trained pediatricians since the 1920s and is dedicated to educating young physicians to become the best pediatricians they can. The Department of Pediatrics is housed in 3 hospitals which are located in the medical center complex of Memphis, all within a short distance of each other. Two of these hospitals Le Bonheurs Childrens Hospital and St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital are solely dedicated to the care of children. The Regional Medical Center at Memphis Newborn Center, is devoted to the care of neonates. Ambulatory care is provided within the Le Bonheur Outpatient Clinic at Le Bonheur Childrens Hospital and at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.
With a full-time faculty of more than 170 physicians, the UT Department of Pediatrics Residency is a comprehensive training program, and residents are exposed daily to all pediatric subspecialties, as well as the surgical subspecialties devoted to children. Specifically, we have one of the largest brain tumor programs in the world.
The residency training program is carefully designed to provide residents with an educational milieu covering Ambulatory Pediatrics, Behavior and Development, Adolescent Medicine, Neonatology, Acute-Care Inpatient Pediatrics, including Pediatric Intensive Care, Acute Care Outpatient, including Emergency Department and Tertiary-Care Pediatrics.
Our goal is to train pediatricians to enter any of the practice options open to pediatricians such as private practice, public health, or fellowship training.
Many new and exciting things are happening in Memphis. In December, 2010, Le Bonheur moved all patient care to the new state-of-the art hospital on the same campus as the former inpatient facility. This 12-story hospital is especially geared to family-centered care and includes a family resource center and one of the only intra-operative MRIs in the country. In the Department of Pediatrics, 15 new faculty were added this year, including a new Division Chief in Gastroenterology and faculty members in Critical Care, Cardiology, Pulmonology and Gastroenterology.
We recruit widely. Our residency program currently has 50 medical schools represented in our 3-year categorical pediatric program and the 4-year med-peds program. Residents have come from as far away as Washington State, Philadelphia, Wisconsin and Florida. This website has valuable information about the pediatrics and med-peds programs at UT Memphis. We include information about rotations, night call, benefits and characteristics of the University of Tennessee, Le Bonheur Childrens Hospital, St. Jude and the Newborn Center. We also include information about Memphis. We have an exciting active residency and leadership of the program is dedicated to providing outstanding training.
Jon McCullers, M.D.
Department of Pediatrics
Mark C. Bugnitz, M.D.
Professor and Pediatric Program Director
Department of Pediatrics
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University of Tennessee
Pediatric Residency Program
50 N. Dunlap St., Box 20
Memphis, TN 38103
Toll Free: 800-733-6371