The Pediatric Residency Program at Memorial University Medical Center is a three-year program that emphasizes training the generalist pediatrician. The Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children's Hospital of Savannah at Memorial University Medical Center offers critical care, neonatology, child abuse and neglect treatment, adolescent medicine, hematology/oncology, surgery, cardiology, infectious disease, neurology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, and gastroenterology. Also available are community specialists in general behavioral pediatrics, child psychiatry, and immunology/allergy. Private attending pediatricians, surgical specialists, and visiting professors from affiliated institutions also take an active teaching role.
Ambulatory pediatrics features child health and general pediatric clinics. Each house officer has a weekly continuity clinic and oversees special problems as needed. House officers participate in all aspects of patient care and are given complete guidance and increasing patient responsibility. Regularly scheduled conferences enhance both the academic and the practical aspects of pediatric education. Full library services and a research coordinator are also available for residents.
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