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Resident Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

At Children’s National Hospital, we appreciate that diversity (including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity) in our residency program is essential to achieving excellence in our medical education and patient care missions. In addition, we recognize the imperative to diversify the face of academic pediatrics where the research, education, and policy agendas are made, and ensure that all pediatricians are fluent in the language of health equity. In these ways we aim to contribute to the dismantling of structural inequities. The diversity of our residency program and the paths taken by the students and residents whose careers have been influenced by Children’s National are a testament to our commitment to this mission.

We have developed multiple pathways to enhance diversity, inclusion, and equity within our residency program, our institution, and as well as the field of pediatrics and academic pediatrics at large. The principal components of our approach are:

We aim for all residents to graduate as strong pediatricians equipped with the knowledge and skills to drive equitable outcomes for all children. To learn more about our diversity and inclusion initiatives, please reach out to the Pediatric Chief Residents or our Assistant Program Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Enrique Escalante, M.D. You can also reference the Children’s National Diversity & Inclusion website for additional information and resources.