Pediatric Residency


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 faculty. We are proud of our 100% American Board of Pediatrics certification exam pass rate this past year and the 96% cumulative Board pass rate for the past three years, which is a testament to the quality of our 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 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.

Learn More

Resident Activities

Resident Testimonials

Rotations, Salary and Benefits

Meet Our Residents

Fellowship Training DCH Residents 2008-Present

Contact Information

For further information, please call us at (361) 694-5465.

Medical Education Contacts

William Dirksen  (361) 694-5464
Eric Purifoy (361) 694-5463
Nadin Mansour (361) 694-5463
Dedie Rosales (361) 694-4069
Darleen Turner (361) 694-5465
Daniel Vijjeswarapu (361) 694-5465
Michael Dulaney (361) 694-4069
Yvonne “Bunny” Scott (361) 694-5444

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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