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Pediatrics and Medical Genetics Combined Residency Program

Pediatrics and Medical Genetics Track

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), in conjunction with the Children's National Hospital, offers a unique opportunity for medical school graduates to complete a combined, four-year residency program in pediatrics and medical genetics. This combined program, which draws upon the strengths of the Children's National Hospital's ACGME accredited program in pediatrics and the NHGRI's ACGME-accredited program in Medical Genetics, trains physicians in pediatric medicine as well as in the diagnosis, management and counseling of patients with genetic disorders. Participants gain broad experience in pediatrics, clinical and molecular genetics, metabolic diseases and cytogenetics.

The Combined Pediatrics-Medical Genetics Residency Program is unparalleled in several respects: it trains residents in one of the nation's most prestigious children's hospitals; it exposes students to rare genetic disorders that might not be seen in a more typical medical genetics program; it is one of the few programs that emphasizes clinical research and it grants access to the vast resources at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and at other highly ranked medical institutions in the nation's capital.