A long tradition of excellence in medical education is a core value for the Department of Pediatrics. Established in 1924, UTMB is home to the first pediatric residency training program in Texas. Our faculty participates in the education of medical students, residents, and subspecialty fellows; and we provide continuing education and faculty development for over 40 full-time faculty and over 100 community-based faculty and preceptors. The goals of the pediatric experiences in medical school are for students to develop both the basic skills for caring for infants, children, and adolescents, as well as to appreciate the influence of growth and development on diagnosis and management of illness. A focus on family-centered care is an important element for our learners at all stages. We are proud to be contributing to the present and future health for children and families.