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Benefits of a Teaching Hospital

Academic medicine challenges physicians to take a closer look at a patients condition and treatment plan, ultimately helping the hospital team provide the best care possible. Today's teaching hospitals provide some of the most advanced care, and tomorrows pediatricians will continue to rely on academic medicine to shape the future of healthcare.

While teaching hospitals only represent about six percent of the hospitals in the U.S., these facilities provide some of the best care for critically injured patients around the clock. Specialty care is sometimes even harder to find at the hospital level when it comes to children's healthcare. In fact, children's hospitals make up less than one percent of the hospitals in the U.S. However, the children's hospitals responsible for teaching physicians, train 49 percent of all general pediatricians and 51 percent of pediatric specialists and researchers in the U.S. With a nationwide physician shortage expected, especially in pediatric sub-specialists, teaching hospitals will play a vital role in training the physicians of the future.

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital is doing its part in training the pediatricians of the future as one of the teaching hospitals in the U.S. and offers a unique learning environment with two residency programs, the long-standing USF pediatric residency program and the Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital pediatric residency program that launched in 2014.

  • The Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital pediatric residency program provides an innovative approach to academic medicine with an intense focus on patient centered care, quality and safety. The program stands out for its extended training through eight week rotations - instead of six weeks as in a typical residency program. The curriculum also offers unique training on the ethics of healthcare and business of medicine.
  • The USF pediatric residency program supports the continued partnership between the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. As a teaching site for these USF residents, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital offers residents a variety of programs to learn more about caring for children across a broad range of specialties.

Your child's healthcare team at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital likely consists of several specialty professionals that help provide the best care possible - and many times resident physicians and medical students are part of that care team. 

Considered the "pediatricians of tomorrow", medical residents at children's hospitals provide critical thinking skills and ask the questions to help their physician trainers better diagnose and understand the conditions of young patients. These residents work closely with an attending physician to determine the best treatment and care plan for your child. This type of academic medicine also provides a strong learner's environment to enhance patient safety and quality care.