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What is a Pathway?

A pathway is an optional set of experiences offered to residents at Children's National surrounding a particular career path or set of professional skills. Residents from any track can participate in pathway experiences throughout their residency, and primarily during their electives, selectives and research time.

Participation can range from one experience in one pathway (or mixing and matching among several pathways) to graduating with a certificate in a particular pathway when particular requirements are met.

Every pathway includes a component of mentorship and community building with other residents and faculty who share similar professional or personal goals.

Available Pathways

Global Health

The pathway provides an opportunity for residents to focus part of their residency education on developing knowledge and skills in global health through didactic teaching, experiential learning, and faculty mentorship.

Hospital-Based Careers

The pathway was developed to help residents interested in primarily hospital-based careers including hospitalist, critical care, emergency medicine, neonatology, cardiology, and hematology/oncology.

Primary Care Careers

This pathway provides a broad exposure to primary care medicine, with patient care, educational, and mentoring experiences in a variety of outpatient settings.

Research (CHIRRP)

CHIRRP is designed for residents who have earned an MD (with substantial research experience) or MD/PhD and are committed to an academic research career. 

Medical Education

The Medical Education Pathway serves to provide residents with educational theory, additional experience and feedback to hone clinical teaching skills, provide opportunities for early educational scholarship and expose residents to educational administration.