Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital announced the graduates of its Pediatric Residency Program.

Eight graduates have completed the three-year pediatric training and will stay in Baton Rouge to practice primary care, pediatric hospital medicine and pediatric emergency care or will continue specialty training in fellowships focusing on pulmonary and critical care, hematology/oncology, neurology, neonatology and more, according to a news release from the hospital.

Graduates included Drs. Melody Hawkins, Michelle Jones, Emily Richard, Christina Holmes, Day Breen, Meagan Blanchard, Savarra Mantzor and Laura Clayton Kleinpeter.

The Pediatric Residency Program at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital recently received renewed accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the release said.

The program, which has been in place at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital since 2010, received commendation for “demonstrating substantial compliance with the ACGME’s Program and Institutional Requirements for Graduate Medical Education.”

The Pediatric Residency Program at Our Lady of Lake is competitive. Out of 971 applications, 12 new residents were selected for admission in 2014. They will begin their rotations July 1, bringing the total number of pediatric residents in the three-year program to 33.