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  • The Morehouse School of Medicine Community Pediatric Residency Program participates in ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). For more information on how to apply, please contact the Dean’s office at your medical school or contact the ERAS home office.

    Morehouse School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics is an exciting place for pediatric residency training. We invite you to submit an application. Personal interviews will be granted, after careful review of all submitted materials, to qualified applicants most closely matching the institution’s and department’s stated missions. This will provide you the opportunity to visit our facilities and meet with our residents and faculty members.

    Candidates are matched via the National Residents Matching Program (NRMP). Candidates must complete their application files by the ERAS deadline in order to be considered for an interview. All correspondence regarding applications should be addressed to:

    Residency Program Manager
    Community Pediatrics Residency Program

    Morehouse School of Medicine
    720 Westview Drive, SW
    Atlanta, GA 30310
    Phone: (404) 756-1393
    Fax: (877) 628-7257

    Stipends & Benefits

    Residents will receive a stipend according to the following schedule (2012-2013):

    • PGY-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . $48,502
    • PGY-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . $50,960
    • PGY-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . $52,962

    In addition, residents will receive the following additional support:

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • 403-B Retirement Fund
    • Twice Annual Salary for Life Insurance
    • Short Term Disability Insurance
    • Long Term Disability Insurance
    • Professional Disability Insurance
    • Workers Compensation Insurance
    • 15 Days of Annual Sick Leave with Stipend
    • 15 Days of Annual Vacation with Stipend
    • Free PALS Certification
    • Free NRP Certification
    • Free BLS Certification
    • Counseling Services
    • Two Annual Retreats
    • Apple iPads with electronic books
    • $250 book allowance for PGY-2
    • $500 allowance for Board Prep as a PGY-3
    • GA AAP Conference & GA Immunization Conference
    • Opportunity for other conference attendance as PGY-2 and PGY-3
    • 2 sets of MSM scrubs
    • 2 Laboratory Coats
    • Annual in-service training exam
    • Business cards
    • White coats and graduation ceremonies
    • $500 Board Exam Reimbursement
    • Program sponsored social events
    • Meal cards
    • MSM T-shirt and/or polo
    • MSM jogging jacket

    Rotation Assignments

    In keeping with the commitment to general pediatrics, approximately 60% of the residency training is devoted to the ambulatory experience. This includes assignments in community practices, emergency care, subspecialty, developmental/behavioral, adolescent medicine, rural health and other community-based experiences. 

    Residents participate in a core set of subspecialty rotations including hematology/oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, pediatric surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, infectious diseases, and pulmonology. Many of these rotations have a portion of the experience in both private practice and inpatient. In addition to these required subspecialties, residents also have access to additional subspecialty experiences for his / her electives. It is expected that the subspecialty rotations will complement the community-based generalist curriculum. Each of these specialties has several offices located in and around metro Atlanta, as well as hospital privileges.


    For inpatient rotations, interns have night shifts (total of four), either every fourth night or for one week (five consecutive nights). Interns’ shifts are limited to sixteen hours with a minimum of ten hours off between each shift. On ambulatory rotations, interns have inpatient “float” shifts 1-3 times per month. There are approximately six call free months in the three years of training.

    Continuity Clinic

    All Interns have continuity clinic at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding. After intern year, residents then join a private pediatricians’ office for the remaining two years of their training. These community-organized and managed practice locations are well established in diverse neighborhoods, with each providing care in their respective communities in excess of 30 years.

    Block Schedule At-A-Glance


    General Pediatrics – Inpatient 5 Months
    General Pediatrics – Outpatient 1 Month
    Emergency Medicine 2 Months
    Term Nursery 1 Month
    Neonatal Intensive Care 1 Month
    Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics 1 Month
    Dentistry/Psychiatry 1 Month
    Adolescent Medicine 1 Month
    Continuity Clinic Longitudinal


    General Pediatrics – Inpatient 2 Months
    Hematology/Oncology 1 Month
    Cardiology 1 Month
    Community Medicine 1 Month
    Emergency Medicine 1 Month
    Pediatric Intensive Care 1 Month
    Neonatal Intensive Care 1 Month
    Rural Health 1 Month
    Pediatric Surgery 1 Month
    Pulmonology 1 Month
    Infectious Disease 1 Month
    Continuity Clinic Longitudinal


    General Pediatrics – Inpatient 3 Months
    Community Research – Float 1 Month
    Quality Improvement – Float 1 Month
    Community Medicine 1 Month
    Emergency Medicine 1 Month
    Pediatric Intensive Care 1 Month
    Neonatal Intensive Care 1 Month
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1 Month
    Endocrinology 1 Month
    Elective 1 Month
    Elective 1 Month
    Continuity Clinic Longitudinal

    If the profile of a pediatrician matches your career and personal goals, please review our online brochure for more detailed information about our program. For a list of our Hospital Affiliates click here