Education and Training
The Department of Pediatric Surgery promotes excellence in the comprehensive surgical care of children. This spectrum of care extends from fetal patients to young adults. Our unified group of pediatric surgeons is committed to the practice and teaching of excellence in clinical care. This includes both clinical outcomes and basic laboratory research and the education of pediatric surgery residents, general surgery and pediatric residents, medical students and nursing students.
Our department and hospital offer an excellent opportunity for the clinical and academic training of future pediatric surgeons. These future surgeons will develop a unique expertise in the clinical approach to the surgical problems of childhood, as well as a critical and analytical approach to the evidence-based practice of pediatric surgery.
Pediatric surgery residency training program
Our Surgical Residency Training Program is a wide ranging educational program providing training in general and specialized surgical services for children from infancy through adolescence for a wide array of congenital and acquired conditions. These may include common conditions such as appendicitis and hernias or the more rare and complex conditions such as tumors and multiple, congenital diseases.
The training program includes participation in teaching conferences and leadership in multidisciplinary care. Rotations for the first year resident include pediatric urology and neonatology (specifically the resuscitation and stabilization of the acutely ill newborn). In the second year, emphasis is on professional development in the areas of administration and leadership of the entire surgical house staff.
The Pediatric Surgical Residency Training Program is ACGME accredited and
listed as Vanderbilt University/Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital Program
ID # 4454721046.
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