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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 taking advantage of the opportunities and experiences unique to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, which features a rich combination of cultural and entertainment offerings.

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

Check out our Residents’ Scholarly Activity 2017-2018

Learn more about the Children’s Research Institute by reading the 2017-2018 Academic Annual Report.


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

CN Research Track

Children's National Research Track offers an adjusted training curriculum for residents with substantial research experience and the desire to continue research efforts, including those in basic science, clinical science, public health or health policy during residency.

CNStARR Program

Protected research time integrated into general pediatric residency. Available even for residents who do not match into our NRMP research track.

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