Children's National Health System is dedicated to providing high quality educational opportunities for our physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals through internships, residency, fellowships, graduate medical education, and continuing medical education.
Education is Our Specialty
Our program is one of the most competitive in the nation, receiving 2,700 applications for 40 open intern positions each year. Children’s National has 150 subspecialty fellows in 30 fellowship programs, 117 pediatric residents, 750 rotating residents, and 300 medical students.
Children’s National sponsors 30 nationally recognized fellowship programs. New programs formally approved in 2013 include:
- Pain Medicine
- Neurocritical Care
- Cardiac Intensive Care Medicine
- Cardiac Anesthesia
We have more than 50 faculty members trained through a master’s program in medical education. Our faculty not only teach, they conduct research in education to develop the most innovative and effective teaching strategies.
Recruiting the Best and the Brightest Minds
Children’s medical students, focus on how to diagnose and manage specific diseases and learn how to interact with each child who is growing, developing, and evolving. Students also learn how to meet the needs of parents, especially hospitalized children, paying attention to both the physical and emotional needs of the whole family.
The Children’s Academy of Pediatric Educators (CAPE) received the “Teaching Program Award,” the highest programmatic honor at the Pediatric Academic Society meeting. Our programs also have been awarded the prestigious Ray E. Helfer Award for Innovation in Medical Education four times.
Children’s National serves as the regional referral center for pediatric emergency, trauma, cancer, cardiac, critical care, neonatology, orthopedic surgery, neurology, and neurosurgery. Our internationally recognized team of pediatric professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year.