Resident Life

Our greatest strength is our residents. Our residents maintain active lives outside of the hospital and form bonds among one another.

Want to know what it's like to be a part of the Children's National Pediatric Residency Program? Find out from our current residents in their own words:

"When people ask me what the best part of our program is, I always think of one thing first -- the residents. I adore the people I work with and they make my life so much better and happier. I know they're always there to provide support and encouragement, a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen, or a big hug when one is needed. I would never be able to make it through residency without them."

Where We Work

Children’s National Health System is the main training site for our residency program.

Work Hours and Call

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) finalized new standards for duty hours that came into effect July 2011. Our previously existing night float system made adhering to the new ACGME duty hours a seamless transition. Children's National monitors resident duty hours and call frequency to ensure compliance with all ACGME requirements.

Special Events

Residency is a lot of work, so when we are not working, we like to have as much fun as possible. We have a number of parties and activities throughout the year that have become tradition, although every year they seem to get a bit better. The residency program supports these events with dedicated time off from clinical duties and the resident union helps with substantial funding to use for most of the activities.

Fun in Washington, DC

From Washington Nationals games and kayaking in the Potomac River, to free exhibits at the Smithsonian museums and happy hours at trendy restaurants, the list of fun events in Washington, DC, is endless!

Housing Advice

Our residents have found all sorts of great options for living in Washington, DC. Most residents rent an apartment, townhouse, or row house, but we also have a number of residents that have bought condos or houses in the area.