Baylor College of Medicine - San Antonio


San Antonio, TX

Date Posted

April 20, 2022

Baylor College of Medicine – San Antonio

4th year Chief Resident

The Pediatric Residency Training Program at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) – The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio (CHofSA) is accepting applications for a graduating pediatric resident to serve as one of two Chief Residents during the 2022-2023 academic year to oversee its 39-resident program. The BCM-CHofSA program is entering its eighth year as a new program and is anticipating two exciting changes in the coming year, implementation of an X+Y (4+2+2) schedule and transition to an academic half-day model of resident education. The chief resident will be essential to ensuring the success of these new initiatives.

More information about our program is available at:

Requirements for application include:

  • Must be a current PGY-3 pediatric resident in good standing with an ACGME-accredited training program.
  • Must graduate in June 2022 from an ACGME accredited residency training program and be prepared to start June 24, 2022. If accepted for the position, and if possible, we will coordinate with your current program to allow you to complete a “chief elective” rotation at the conclusion of the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Must be American Board of Pediatrics eligible in 2022.
  • Must have US citizenship or a J-1 Visa. No other visas will be considered.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Clinical
    • 30% FTE appointment as an instructor in a clinical division of your choice
  • Teaching/Curriculum Development
    • Organization of the academic calendar
    • Implementation of a new academic half day curriculum
    • Didactic teaching as needed
  • Administration
    • Resident block schedule creation including holiday schedule
    • Implementation of a new X+Y scheduling system (4+2+2), as well as development of schedule for clinic/longitudinal rotations (e.g., advocacy, developmental pediatrics, scholarly, and walk-in clinic)
    • Development of inpatient rotation schedules, including coordination of outside rotators
    • Organize and coordinate all absence requests
    • Attend weekly residency executive committee meetings, as well as hospital-wide committee meetings as needed
    • Provide reliable communication to both residents and faculty on resident events
  • Leadership
    • Participation in applicant interviews and intern selection/rank list
    • Development of agenda and coordination of housestaff council meetings
  • Mentorship
    • Hosting social events for residents
    • Lead collaborative class-wide and residency-wide SWOT analyses as needed
    • Collaborative mentorship and training of rising chiefs
    • Providing moral support for trainees
    • Coordination of mental health and resident wellness initiatives

 Benefits of the position include:

  • Salary commensurate with PGY-4
  • Reimbursement for Texas medical license and DEA certificate
  • Reimbursement for ABP board exam
  • CME funding of $1,500
  • Protected time to prepare for ABP board exam (half-day per week and one week off prior to boards exam)
  • Funding to attend the 2022 and 2023 APPD meetings


To apply for the position, please send the following to Dr. Mark Gilger, Program Director, at

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter describing your interest in the position
  • Letter of recommendation from your current Pediatric Residency Program director
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