The pediatric residency program prepares graduates to work in both general and subspecialty pediatric fields. Residents will leave prepared to provide pediatric care in many situations, from providing anticipatory guidance in health supervision visits to managing patients with critical conditions. The program allows for 18 residents per year and two 4th year chief residents. In the summer of 2007, the program transitioned to its new facility at Dell Children's Medical Center, a member of the Seton family of hospitals. Dell Children’s Medical Center serves 46 counties and is the only freestanding hospital in Central Texas dedicated exclusively to the care of children. The residents play a major role in the hospital’s efforts to provide quality child health care.
Scheduled to accept its first class of 50 students in 2016, the new Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin intends to offer a unique opportunity in medical education. As part of the campus of one of the nation's leading research universities, it will pursue excellence in healthcare research and in transdisciplinary and interprofessional education. The Dell Medical School will be the fifth medical school in the UT System and the first medical school established in nearly five decades by a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization of leading public and private research universities.