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Research Opportunities

Trainees at Children’s National 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, which features a rich combination of cultural, entertainment and quality of life offerings. Children’s National is committed to providing high-quality education for future pediatric providers and specialists.

Included in our residency programs are the opportunity to a focus on research, advocacy, community health and global health, which are detailed below.

Check out our Residents’ Scholarly Activity 2015-2016

Learn more about the Children’s Research Institute by reading the 2015 Academic Annual Report.


CHIRRP is an American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) approved mechanism for pediatric residency training and is designed for residents who have earned an MD (with substantial research experience) or MD/PhD degree and are committed to an academic research career. 


REACH stands for Research, Education, Advocacy, and Child Health care, which are the cornerstone elements of this program.

Quality Improvement

Quality improvement plays a key role in raising the standards of patient care.

Research and Education Week

Children’s National, through the Children’s Research Institute, hosts a yearly event for faculty, trainees, and staff to publicize research activities to our local community through poster presentation sessions.