NOW ACCEPTING PEDIATRIC RESIDENT APPLICATIONS
The Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the Pediatric Resident Review Committee granted the Virginia Tech Carilion Pediatric Residency program provisional approval in the fall of 2011. Our first class arrived in July 2012.
Impact on the Community
Pediatric residents are doctors who have completed medical school and are in post-graduate training in pediatrics. A pediatrics residency brings with it a new academic perspective. Pediatric residents are enthusiastic, curious, and interested in learning everything about the care of children.
The Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital will benefit from the questions, conferences, and focus on quality improvement that residents bring to the program. The local community will benefit from increased access to primary care that pediatric residents will bring through their continuity clinic, interaction with schools, child care centers, Head Start and other venues where local children live.
It is a well known fact that physicians often settle and practice in the community where they trained during residency. It is the hope of the program leadership that many pediatric residents will choose to live and practice in the Roanoke Valley and throughout western Virginia.