Skip to main content Skip to navigation
We care about your privacy. Read about your rights and how we protect your data. Get Details

Coronavirus Update:What patients and families need to know


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. Pathways are something residents choose to engage in after starting residency at Children’s National; there is no separate application process to participate in a pathway. Residents from any track (Categorical, Primary Care, LAUnCH, Research) can participate in pathway experiences throughout their residency building an intersection of uniquely tailored skills

Our Pathways make our residency curriculum incredibly customizable! Pathways are simply a defined list of activities that you can choose from during elective time coupled with opportunities for additional mentorship and community building with residents and faculty with similar personal and professional goals. Participation in a pathway can range from committing to a single pathway, or mixing and matching among several pathways. If residents complete all of the requirements for a given pathway, a certificate is earned upon graduation from residency.

Global Health Residency Pathway

This 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 M.D. (with substantial research experience) or M.D./Ph.D. and are committed to an academic research career.

Medical Education

This pathway allows residents to work with supervising faculty to develop a tailored experience in adult learning theory principles and undergraduate and/or graduate medical education.