How to Apply
Appointments to Residency Training
Residents are appointed to Children's National Medical Center on a yearly basis. It is expected that all pediatric residents will remain for the full three years to complete their training, except for those residents in the combined Preliminary Child Neurology, Preliminary Neuro-Developmental Disabilities, and Pediatrics-Medical Genetics tracks
First Year Positions
All applications for the 40 total first-year positions are reviewed through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Applicants should submit a personal statement, curriculum vitae, photograph, medical school transcript, dean’s letter, 3 letters of recommendation, and USMLE scores through ERAS. For first-year positions for academic year 2013-2014, the application deadline is October 31, 2012. Interviews will be coordinated through ERAS and conducted from October 2012 through January 2013.
First-year positions at Children's are selected through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Each track within the Pediatric Residency Program has separate NRMP program codes. Applicants are encouraged to apply to as many tracks as interest them:
1070320C0 – Categorical Track
1070320M0 – Primary Care Track
1070320M1 – Community Health Track
1070185C0 – Child Neurology
1070320P1 – Preliminary Neuro-Developmental Disabilities
1070765C0 – Pediatrics/Medical Genetics
Applicants must be from a medical school approved by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) of the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association. Applications from qualified graduates of foreign medical schools with proper credentialing (ECFMG certification and passing USLME scores) also will be considered. Children's National Medical Center sponsors J-1 and H-1B visas.
Pediatrics-Child Neurology Track (5-years)
Three positions in each entering intern class have been designated for the combined Pediatrics-Child Neurology Pathway. This pathway consists of 5 continuous years of training combining 2 years of preliminary Pediatrics residency training with 3 years of Neurology fellowship training, all through Children's National Medical Center. Applications for this pathway will be reviewed through ERAS by both the Pediatric Residency Program and the Child Neurology department. Interviews will be coordinated on 2 successive days, and a single rank list will be generated for selection through the NRMP.
Pediatrics-Medical Genetics Track (5-years)
Applications for this highly competitive five-year residency training program in Pediatrics and Medical Genetics will be reviewed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) at both Children’s National Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health (please see more information through the NIH Clinical Center and the National Human Genome Research Institute). Interested students should apply to this program in duplicate through ERAS: (1) the Pediatrics/Genetics (5-year) track of the pediatric residency program at Children’s National and (2) the Combined Pediatrics/Medical Genetics Residency Program at the NIH.
Second and Third Year Positions
When openings are present, applications for residency positions at the second or third year of training will be considered. Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled and in good standing at an ACGME-accredited pediatric residency training program to be considered.
For the 2012-2013 academic year, the pediatric residency program at Children’s National does not have any openings. For the 2013-2014 academic year, there are no anticipated openings.