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.

Our pediatric residency program offers a unique experience of patient care opportunities and educational activities to help prepare for a successful transition from students to healthcare professionals, advocates for patients and their families, and leaders in their field.

The program provides extensive training in pediatric subspecialty care as well as a superb foundation in general pediatrics. Upon completion, residents are ready to pursue careers in all areas of pediatrics, from general to subspecialty practice, from health policy to global health advocacy.

Each year, we provide clinical training to 117 pediatric residents and 150 fellows and other graduate trainees. We provide pediatric training for approximately 180 third-year medical students from George Washington University (GWU), 48 third-year medical students from Howard University, and 100 fourth-year students from GWU and other medical schools.

Our program is based at the main campus, or the Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children’s Medicine, a major pediatric referral center located just a few miles from the Capitol, in the heart of Washington, DC.

A leader in pediatric care, research and teaching, Children’s National has many distinctive features that help contribute to our reputation. Our residents come from diverse backgrounds and several medical schools across the United States.

In this section, you will find details regarding our pediatric residency program, which prepares residents for a wide spectrum of career paths in pediatric care. It includes information for faculty, calendars for conferences, and other useful resources.


Message from the director of our Pediatric Residency Program, who is also an associate professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Length of Training

Training consists of a minimum of three years of postgraduate education in three major tracks that offer the opportunity for training in an environment best suited to individual interests.