Pediatric Residency


A Texas A&M College of Medicine Residency Program


A Welcome Note from the Director of Medical Education

Eric Baggerman, MD
Director of Medical Education
Welcome and thank you for your interest in Driscoll Children's Hospital Residency Program. I am always happy to share information regarding what I think to be a remarkable experience where children are healed and capable doctors become strong pediatricians.

Driscoll is a freestanding Children's Hospital positioned to serve the large area of South Texas while nestled in Corpus Christi overlooking the bay. Here residents have the opportunity to learn from ample volume and an abundance of diverse and unusual pathology from many wonderful patients. This combined with our strong focus on academic and evidence based medicine are some of the attractions that bring medical students from three schools to train with us. The greatest strength of the hospital and of the residency program however lies in the warm and inviting culture that surrounds our residents and medical students. We are blessed to have friendly and dedicated hospital staff and teaching faculty in general pediatrics and all major subspecialties.

We are also fortunate to have the opportunity to welcome some of the top doctors from all over the world to create an incredible team of residents whom support each other just as we support them. I am very proud to lead this team and amazed every day at the wonderful work they do. We make every effort to utilize the capabilities of our residents and look for opportunities to make our program resident driven. Just as we are team oriented in our advocacy, quality improvement, and research, we are also team driven in improving our program on a daily basis.

We have a balanced education with over 11 hours weekly of protected didactic time with emphasis on a strong foundation in general pediatrics. We work to ensure our residents are prepared for pediatric boards and have the right exposure to excel in subspecialties if desired. Whether it is in learning through didactics or hands-on patient care I see my mission as being a supportive advocate for our residents’ growth and development and therefore am available 24/7 for any needs or concerns.

We know pediatric residency is challenging as there is much to learn and incredible growth that occurs in the three years. Our team here feels that the experience while challenging, should be enjoyable and we work hard together to create a culture where this is possible.
Please take time to look over our resident testimonials to read first-hand about the experience one would expect at this remarkable place, view some of the research our residents have contributed to our profession, and browse through the fellowships our residents have successfully placed themselves in to further the mission of Driscoll across the country.

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information as again I am always happy to share the experience and education we have here.

Eric Baggerman, MD
Director of Medical Education

Pediatric Residency Application Requirements

We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

  • November 15th deadline for submission through ERAS
  • Personal Statement and Curriculum Vitae
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation, if U.S. graduate
  • Transcript from your medical school
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation

Average USMLE Scores of current residents: step 1 = 236, step 2 = 242

IMG's should have passed USMLE Step III by NRMP Match Day to qualify for an H-1 visa.

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Resident Activities

Resident Testimonials

Rotations, Salary and Benefits

Meet Our Residents

Fellowship Training DCH Residents 2008-Present

Contact Information

For further information, please call us at (361) 694-5465.

Medical Education Contacts

Eric Baggerman, MD, Director of Medical Education
Daniel Vijjeswarapu, MD, Associate Director of Medical Education
William Dirksen, MD, Associate Director of Medical Education
Michael Dulaney, MD, Medical Student Director
Audrey Parma, MD, Chief Resident
Mekam Okoye, MD, Chief Resident
Darleen Turner, Residency Coordinator
Dedie Rosales, Medical Student Coordinator
Yvonne "Bunny" Scott, Medical Education Coordinator
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Driscoll Children's Hospital

3533 S. Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78411
Phone: (361) 694-5000
Toll free: (800) DCH-LOVE or (800) 324-5683

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