Pediatric Residency Program

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About the Program

Children’s National provides a world-class training experience for pediatric residents, teaching how to improve child health through clinical care, education, advocacy, and research.

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Thank you for your interest in the Pediatric Residency Program at Children's National Health System. Our program is one of the leading pediatric training programs in the country. 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.  Our graduates are prepared to pursue careers in all areas of pediatrics: general practice, subspecialty practice, health policy, global health, research, and advocacy.

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 pediatric training. As you consider residency programs in general, we encourage you to evaluate our program based on your goals, individual needs, and values.

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

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Welcome

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

Our People

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.

Residency Training Tracks

Children’s National has five available curriculum tracks that offer the opportunity for training in an environment best suited to individual interests.

Individual Curriculum

The diversity of our residents' interests shapes the structure of their individual curriculum or individual learning plan as each resident pursues their professional goals.

Areas of 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.

Mentoring

Mentoring is an important aspect of the learning experience for residents.

Feedback

Formal feedback structures are in place to guarantee that all of our residents can continue to improve.

Salaries and Benefits

Many benefits allow residents to take advantage of special educational events and enjoy living in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

Where We Work

The Sheikh Zayed Campus is the main training site for our residency program.

Resident Life

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

How to Apply

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

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