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Pediatric Residency

Residents looking at specimen in a hospital settingEach year a group of bright and fascinating people from across the country are drawn to our friendly, educational environment. As you prepare to decide where you would like to pursue your pediatric training, we thank you for looking at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

Our residency program is committed to providing trainees with unique clinical experiences and educational opportunities that will prepare them to pursue any type of pediatric career. Residents will build strong foundations in both general pediatrics and pediatric subspecialties through direct patient encounters. Additionally, as a program, we strive to provide ample opportunities for our residents to learn about advocacy, community outreach, hospital administration, and quality improvement to train well-rounded physicians who are prepared for the non-clinical responsibilities they may encounter.

Throughout residency, our residents develop close relationships with our diverse, dedicated faculty. Every effort is made to provide support for residents while encouraging autonomy and responsibility. Opportunities for pursuit of special interests are provided, particularly during the second and third years. The department also offers extensive post-residency training with subspecialty fellowship programs in twelve different fields.

Meet Our Coordinator

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Karen Ariemma
Pediatrics Residency Coordinator

A native of Shreveport, LA, Mrs. Ariemma (pronounced Areema) graduated with a BA in Sociology from LA Tech University in Ruston. Shortly thereafter, she relocated to New Orleans where she worked in Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court Services. Karen also lived in Swampscott, MA, her husband’s home. She has been a Memphian for 27 years and this is truly her home. She is the mother of three adult sons and enjoys watching sports (especially the Grizzlies!), cooking and travelling.

Why Memphis?

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Memphis is also the healthcare hub of the Mid-South.  UTHSC faculty, residents, fellows, and staff can be found at:

There's no better time than now to choose Memphis!

Last Published: Aug 19, 2020