"In picking a program, I wanted a place that had a strong group of residents and attendings,
a family-friendly atmosphere and exposure to all of the sub-specialties. At CHOG,
I found all of the above and more. As a resident, the attendings and fellow residents
go out of their way to help everyone in their progress toward becoming a Pediatrician.
I could not think of a better place to train. "
Robert Tillman M.D., recent graduate (2015)
Pulmonology Fellow, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas
Our faculty and housestaff are dedicated to following the RRC guidelines for duty hours. PGY-1 residents are not allowed to work more than 16 consecutive hours. PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents are not allowed to work more than 24 consecutive hours. All residents have a minimum of 8 hours off between duties (most often there are at least 10 hours off). No resident works an average of more than 80 hours per week. Golden weekends (a consecutive Saturday & Sunday off) have been maintained for all residents. Work hours are reported using an online system to ensure accurate record-keeping.
Once a month all house officers meet with the Chairman and the Program Director for breakfast. This provides a forum for open discussion of concerns of the housestaff and suggestions for improvement within the department. This allows the Chairman to update the housestaff on news and changes within the Pediatric department.
Each month, the housestaff meets with the Program Director and the Chief Residents at lunch to discuss program issues. This is an informal meeting for review of residents’ concerns and interests and strengthens communication between the housestaff and the administration.
“Voice for Kids Health ”
Our residents have developed a very active advocacy program over the past several years which includes members from all health care disciplines as well as medical students. Recent projects have included a bake sale to raise funds for our Reach Out and Read program, volunteering at health fairs, and many other exciting activities!
Georgia AAP Chapter Meeting
All second year residents are invited to attend the spring chapter meeting of the Georgia section of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which takes place in Sea Island, GA each June. Attendance at this conference affords residents a view of the educational opportunities offered by the AAP as well as providing an opportunity to network with community pediatricians from around the state.
A number of fellowships in pediatric subspecialties are available. These subspecialties include pediatric emergency medicine, allergy/immunology, cardiology, neonatology, and pediatric neurology. Our fellowship programs are nationally recognized and offer extensive clinical training as well as opportunities for research in each field. Pediatric fellows are viewed as very supportive to our housestaff and their presence serves to enhance our residency training in the subspecialty fields.