Pediatric Residency Program

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Specialized Tracks

We offer three major tracks in our residency program to ensure our is tailored to meet individual interests for both primary and specialty care.

Explore Our Options

Thank you for your interest in the Pediatric Residency Program at Children’s National Health System. As you consider residency programs in general, we encourage you to evaluate our program based on your goals, individual needs, and values.

Our program is one of the leading pediatric training programs in the country. In 1887, 17 years after the hospital’s founding, the first medical students from George Washington and Georgetown universities began training at Children’s National. Since then, we have been a leader in providing valuable opportunities to medical students.

Our mission is to provide world-class education and training to pediatric residents in a nurturing environment in order to improve child health from a local, regional, national, and global perspective through clinical care, education, advocacy, and research. Like most large residency programs based at free-standing children's hospitals, our program provides residents with extensive training in pediatric subspecialty care, as well as providing a superb foundation in general pediatrics.

Upon completion of our program, residents are ready to pursue careers in all areas of pediatrics, from general to subspecialty practice, from health policy to global health advocacy; however, Children's National has many distinctive features which have helped contribute to our reputation as one of the leaders for the care of children and training in pediatrics.

Please use this website to learn more about all that our program has to offer.

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About the Program

As an internationally renowned research and referral center, Children’s National Health System is the perfect place to gain expertise in pediatric medicine.

Residency Training Tracks

The three major three-year tracks in our residency program offer the opportunity for training in an environment best suited to individual interests.

Benefits and Contracts

Our residents receive many benefits that allow them to take advantage of special educational events and conferences, bond with one another, and enjoy living in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

How to Apply

Residents are appointed to Children's National Health System on a yearly basis.

Our Focus

Trainees receive a well-rounded experience that provides hands-on clinical care training, while also takes advantage of the opportunities/experiences unique to the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

Our Graduates

Our residents are provided with the knowledge, skills, motivation, and mentorship guidance to pursue a wide variety of career choices.

Resident Life

Take a look at how our pediatric residents spend their days at Children's National.

Conferences and Education

We place the highest priority on resident education.

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