A Texas A&M College of Medicine Residency Program
A Welcome Note from the Vice President of Medical Education
William Dirksen, MD
Vice President of Medical Education
One of the strengths of our pediatric residency program is the outstanding quality of our faculty and our residents, who represent a diverse group of professionals from throughout the country and the world. We have a deep commitment to the health and well-being of children.
Driscoll Children’s Hospital Pediatric Residency Program provides the opportunity to experience all facets of pediatric medicine, from the most complex intensive care to that of general pediatrics. This experience is accomplished in a warm and inviting setting. We work hard to provide an environment where residents are respected, nurtured and supported. Maintaining a sense of family is paramount in our program and this starts at the top. There is an “open-door, no appointment needed” policy for any resident wishing to personally meet with me to discuss any issue or concern. I see my first priority as being an advocate for residents.
Our Residency Program provides a balanced education with emphasis on a strong foundation in general pediatrics. The primary focus of Driscoll Children’s Hospital pediatric residency is to prepare our residents for a lifetime of quality involvement and self-study in the medical care of children, either in primary care or subspecialty medicine, through evidence-based medicine.
There are four major strengths to our residency program. Driscoll faculty have a deep love and commitment to teaching. We have an abundance of diverse and unusual pathology. Our curriculum is very robust, with 11 hours minimum of protected-time activities each week. Lastly, there is a very collegial environment between residents, and between residents and faculty.
Our three-year program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) with sixteen combined residents in each year of training.
Pediatric Residency Application Requirements
We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
- Minimum USMLE score of 220 on Step I and 230 on Step II
- Minimum COMLEX score of 500 of Step I and 500 on Step II
- November 1st deadline for submission through ERAS
- Personal Statement and Curriculum Vitae
- Medical Student Performance Evaluation, if U.S. graduate
- Transcript from your medical school
- Photo must be included with application
- Three (3) letters of recommendation
IMG’s should have passed USMLE Step III by NRMP Match Day to qualify for an H-1 visa.
For further information, please call us at (361) 694-5465.
Medical Education Contacts
Daniel Vijjeswarapu, MD, Associate Director of Medical Education
Eric Baggerman, MD, Associate Director of Medical Education
Michael Dulaney, MD, Medical Student Director
Veronica Goitia, MD, Chief Resident
Marjorie Cua, MD, Chief Resident
Darleen Turner, Residency Coordinator
Dedie Rosales, Medical Student Coordinator
Yvonne “Bunny” Scott, Medical Education Coordinator
Driscoll Children’s Hospital
3533 S. Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78411
Phone: (361) 694-5000
Toll free: (800) DCH-LOVE or (800) 324-5683
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