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Pediatric Residency

3 Training Sites
Diverse, Dedicated Faculty
74 Residents

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 nineteen different fields.

Three residents sitting on a bench
Two residents showing off lunch
Group of residents/faculty


Pediatric residency positions are offered through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). All applications must be submitted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Three letters of reference, in addition to your Dean's letter, and your USMLE scores should be included in your ERAS application.



This year's chief residents are:

  • Samantha Ouyang
  • Hannah Estes
  • Caitlin Kutz

The Department of Pediatrics has a long history of excellence in the education of residents. The department has also achieved national and international recognition for its clinical and basic science research activities.

Clinical Care

Our residents rotate to four major Memphis teaching hospitals:



The Children’s Foundation Research Institute (CFRI) provides comprehensive basic and clinical research infrastructure to support all research activities at Le Bonheur, including clinical trial support, provision of lab space, safety assistance, grant submission, budgeting services, scientific editing and statistical assistance.

Jan 8, 2024