Our greatest strength is our residents. Our residents maintain active lives outside of the hospital and form strong bonds with each other. Want to know what it's like to be a part of the Children's National Pediatric Residency Program? See what one of our current resident said about the program in their own words:
"When people ask me what the best part of our program is, I always think of one thing first -- the residents. I adore the people I work with, and they make my life so much better and happier. I know they're always there to provide support and encouragement, a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen or a big hug when one is needed. I would never be able to make it through residency without them."
Walk through a day in the life of a resident in the Pediatric Residency Program.
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) finalized new standards for duty hours that went into effect July 2011. Our previously existing night float system made adhering to the new ACGME duty hours a seamless transition.
From Washington Nationals games and kayaking in the Potomac River, to free exhibits at the Smithsonian museums and happy hours at trendy restaurants, the list of fun events in Washington, D.C., is endless.
Residency is a lot of work so when we are not working we like to have as much fun as possible. We have several parties and activities throughout the year that have become tradition, although every year they seem to get a bit better.