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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 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.