Many residents choose a subspecialty within pediatrics.
Pediatric subspecialties at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU include:
- Allergy and immunology
- Critical care
- Developmental pediatrics
- Hematology and oncology
- Infectious diseases
- Gastroenterology and nutrition
- Pulmonology and cystic fibrosis
Pediatric and non-pediatric subspecialties include:
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
Pediatric residents, faculty and nurse practitioners care for serious illness and trauma in the pediatric emergency room. The ER is designed for the rapid assessment and treatment of critically ill and injured children. The pediatric emergency department includes the Virginia Poison Center, which has a full-time staff to answer all patient calls, and the Child Protection Team, which orchestrates child abuse investigations.