About Graduate Medical Education

Children's National Health System's educational mission is to support the highest standard of excellence in caring for children by preparing pediatric caregivers, both within and beyond our walls, to practice outstanding pediatric medicine in the 21st century.

Children's National offers graduate medical education in the form of general pediatric residency training, pharmacy practice residency training and fellowships in a variety of pediatric specialties. Our training is backed by a committed group of faculty educators and cutting edge research.

Children's Research Institute (CRI) continues to grow and receive significant grant funding and Children's National houses one of the few NIH-funded Pediatric Clinical Research Centers in the nation. The CRI is also is one of only six Child Health Research Centers supporting the development of pediatrician-scientists funded by the NIH. 

Even beyond our superb faculty and impressive research efforts, our setting in Washington, DC further enhances the graduate medical education training experience by providing a broad patient population that is often international in scope. Our location in the nation's capital offers trainees opportunities to observe and participate in child advocacy initiatives beyond those seen at most children's hospitals. And our close proximity to the National Institutes of Health augments research efforts.
Children's National training programs have developed rapidly in the past 20 years, becoming one of the most respected and most desired pediatric training centers in the country. Our current residents and fellows would agree that Children's National is one of the top centers for graduate medical education in the United States and we welcome your interest in our residency and fellowship training programs.

Sponsoring Institution

Children’s National Medical Center, a non-profit academic health center governed by a community Board, is the only free-standing health care facility exclusively for children in the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan area. Children’s National serves as the regional referral center for pediatric emergency, trauma, cancer, cardiac, and critical care as well as neonatology, orthopedic surgery, neurology, and neurosurgery, and its internationally recognized team of pediatric professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year. Children’s National recently opened a new 200-bed patient tower, and inpatient medical records are fully electronic with plans for phase-in of outpatient records in the near future.

Most of Children’s physicians are faculty members at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (GWUSMHS), and Children’s National serves as a major teaching affiliate for GWU’s medical school as well as a major training site for adult medical and surgical graduate medical education programs from GWU and other area institutions. The Children’s National medical staff comprises the Department of Pediatrics for GWU, with the Chief Academic Officer serving as the Department Chair. Currently, Children’s National providers are involved in over 250 research projects, conducted through the Children’s Research Institute (CRI). Total grant portfolio is $60 million, and it ranks sixth nationally for NIH funding among children’s hospitals.

Location & Hours of Operation

Children's National Health System
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
3.5 West Wing, Suite 600
Washington DC, 20010

Phone: 202-476-5694
Fax: 202-476-4741
Hours of Operation: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our Team

GME Team

Mary Ottolini, MD, MPH
DIO and Vice Chair of Education
mottolin@childrensnational.org
202- 476- 5694

Jackie Fuller, MA
GME Manager
jfuller@childrensnational.org
202- 476- 5992

Joyce Campbell BSN, MS, CIC
Senior Quality Manager
jcampbel@childrensnational.org
202- 476- 4564

Services

Services & Responsibilities

The Office of Graduate Medical Education provides a range of support services and access to resources for residents and fellows, including the following:

  • Compliance with accrediting body requirements (educational & environmental)
  • Ombudsman in responding to house staff concerns
  • New resident and fellow orientation
  • Administrative Support for the House Staff Association

Verification Requests

The Office of Graduate Medical Education completes verifications for residents and fellows. Please forward your written request by fax to 202-476-4741.

The Office of Graduate Medical Education provides a range of support services and access to resources for residents and fellows, including the following:

  • Compliance with accrediting body requirements (educational & environmental)
  • Ombudsman in responding to house staff concerns
  • New resident and fellow orientation
  • Administrative Support for the House Staff Association