Education and Training
Children’s Health℠ Children’s Medical Center Dallas offers many opportunities for continuing education for our health care professionals. Education and training places our team at the forefront of achieving the best medical and quality of life outcomes for our patients. We support educational opportunities at every level because it enhances the delivery of high-quality pediatric care and addresses our mission of making life better for children.
- Pediatric Residency Program – As the primary pediatric teaching facility for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, our three-year pediatric residency training program provides a unique opportunity to train in a world-class academic center using the latest diagnostic and treatment discoveries.
- Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship – Our program combines the nationally recognized excellence of UT Southwestern Medical Center with our Heart Center to offer a comprehensive program of specialized care for children with congenital and acquired heart diseases.
- Child Life Programs - Children’s Medical Center has one of the most established Child Life programs in Texas and includes workshops, fellowship, internships and practicum. Student programs are designed to provide career training and comprehensive learning experiences.
- The Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship - provides training in neuropsychological evaluation of children and adolescents with a wide range of developmental disorders and conditions that impact the central nervous system. Fellowship training includes clinical, didactic and research activities. The Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Child Psychology incorporates specialized experiences in eating disorders, outpatient psychology/autism spectrum disorders, and pediatric health psychology. These skills are developed through multidisciplinary experiences in assessment, intervention and consultation.
- JumpStart – Children’s is one of the first hospitals in Dallas to launch this innovative recruitment program for recent high school graduates and early college students. The eight-week summer program provides practical experience and exposure to a variety of health care fields, while helping students to define their career goals.
- Registered Nurse Graduate Internship– This program provides theoretical concepts and clinical expertise for RNs who want to specialize in pediatric nursing, pediatric critical care or neonatal intensive care. Internship opportunities are available in Critical Care, Emergency Services, Acute Car Medical and Surgical Pediatrics, NICU, Hematology-Oncology and Perioperative Services.
- School Nurse Program – School health providers receive education and care coordination to promote optimal health for school-aged children. Children’s annually hosts a Care of the School-Aged Child in the Community conference to provide continuing education for school nurses.
- PGY1 Pharmacy Residency – This American Society of Health-System Pharmacists-accredited one-year program is designed to provide a comprehensive experience in a variety of pediatric pharmacy practice settings. The program uses core, elective and longitudinal learning experiences in General Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Care, Pediatric Intensive Care, Neonatal Intensive Care, Hematology/Oncology, Ambulatory Care and Practice Management. Learning experiences also are available in Infection Disease, Cardiology, Nephrology, Transplant, Gastroenterology, Endocrine and Pulmonology.
- Nursing Programs – Children’s offers a flexible program that allows nurses to extend their careers in many different tracks, including clinical, education, research, informatics and management. Nurses have access to career counselors and career planning, as well as opportunities to become a preceptor, charge nurse or team leader.
- Pediatric Grand Rounds– An ongoing forum to discuss new developments in pediatrics and to provide information that will enhance physicians’ clinical skills and ability to diagnose and treat patients. Pediatric Grand Rounds also is videoconferenced to area hospitals for the convenience of pediatricians throughout the Metroplex.
- American Heart Association Programs – Children’s Medical Center Dallas is a community training center for Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), which focuses on preventing cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children and PEARS (Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization), which focuses on stabilizing patients until code teams or EMS arrives.
- Continuing Medical Education – CME credits are available through the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Children’s provides a Primary Care online CME series to provide practical updates on pediatric conditions commonly seen in primary care offices.
- Pediatric Emergency Services Network – Coordinated by Children’s Medical Center, this program provides ongoing training to emergency staff and community rescue teams and enhances pediatric triage capabilities.