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Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics at The University of Oklahoma-Tulsa School of Community Medicine.  Pediatric specialty and subspecialty training is undergoing tremendous changes, and we are focused on being at the forefront of this evolutionary change by encouraging our faculty and trainees to seek out new, innovative, and effective ways to establish their required competencies. 

Our residency has always been strongly oriented toward the expert clinical practice of Pediatrics encompassing both general and subspecialty Pediatric Medicine.  Our faculty is composed of academic Pediatric generalists, subspecialists, and other health professionals in allied health fields and research.  Resident education includes the standard mix of inpatient and outpatient rotation sites including The Children's Hospital at Saint Francis, Hillcrest Medical Center, and other area hospitals, as well as the Schusterman Center OU Pediatric Clinic, subspecialists' offices, area hospital Emergency Departments, as well as Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units. 

The training experience in Tulsa is unique in its community-based focus and the availability of multiple sites available for excellent professional training.  Our commitment to establishing innovative, sound, and effective methods of training Pediatricians will result in a well-rounded and well-prepared physician who can thrive in any practice venue, and who is committed to life-long learning, and to continuous professional development and improvement.


Pediatric Clinic

Our general pediatric clinic is located in a 100,000 square foot ambulatory care center on our main campus, optimizing our ability to educate residents while providing excellent care for children and their families. Our out-patient clinic is the location for 35-40,000 patient visits per year. Additionally, residents in our program rotate at the Children's Justice Center, which was completed in 1992 and serves as a nationally recognized center for the multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation of child abuse cases. About 900 children per year visit the Justice Center for medical assessments by our subspecialty faculty and fellows.


Saint Francis Children's Hospital

Our primary inpatient teaching facility, is the Children's Hospital at Saint Francis.  The hospital provides sophisticated medical care to children in a child-friendly environment. The hospital is a free-standing children's hospital with a Pediatric Emergency Center and approximately 95 pediatricians and 45 pediatric subspecialists on staff. It provides an optimal learning opportunity in Pediatric Medicine.