Welcome to the Pediatric Residency Program at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center!
Floating Hospital for Children is the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine. We are fortunate to be located in the Chinatown neighborhood of Boston and serve as the primary referral center and tertiary care hospital for a network of 5 community hospitals in the Boston metro area. Our exposure to patients and populations in the local community and surrounding suburbs enriches the training experience for our residents - it prepares them for a future on the front lines of community pediatrics or in specialized academic centers.
The residents at the Floating Hospital for Children gain a strong foundation in general pediatrics in both the academic hospital and community settings. In addition, we offer subspecialty experiences in every pediatric field to prepare residents interested in pursuing fellowship. With an extremely supportive and experienced faculty, we mentor each resident through his or her individual professional journey. We encourage unique educational experiences on or off- campus tailored to the needs of each resident.
While we focus on offering exceptional clinical training in general pediatrics, we also believe it is our mission to equip the next generation of child advocates, medical educators, translational researchers, quality specialists and global health providers with the skills and experiences to be leaders among their peers. Our goal is not to create “one size fits all" pediatricians, but to highlight the distinctive characteristics that each of our residents bring to the program. We draw on the strengths of each individual to the benefit of our patients, our program, and the Floating community.
It is tempting to say that our patient-centered approach to care, our collaborative teamwork, or our academic center packaged in a community hospital are what makes our training program special, though it is not these characteristics, nor is it the walls of the hospital that define us; it is the people within these walls. The faculty, nurses, residents, patients and every person at Floating Hospital for Children creates a true “Floating Family.” The success and accomplishments that we enjoy here stem from our drive to heal, to teach, to learn and to study. This family is one that I could not feel more fortunate to be a part of.
Sara LP Ross, MD
Director, Pediatric Residency Training Program