The Pediatrics Residency Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is the top program of its kind in the nation. https://www.chop.edu/residency
In this video, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Physician-in-Chief and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, Joseph W. St. Geme III, MD, as well as current and past CHOP pediatric residents, detail the vast breadth and depth of opportunities available to physicians who choose a career in pediatrics, highlight the strengths of CHOP’s Pediatrics Residency Program, and demonstrate the honor and joy of working with children and their families.
The rewards of a career in pediatrics include the opportunity to form deep relationships with patients and families, influence fundamental life choices in a way that makes a lifelong and often life-changing impact, help children grow healthy into adulthood, make initial diagnoses that set care on the right course from the start, counsel families during difficult times, and provide direct patient care in a mix of inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as educate, mentor and engage in research.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a large, university-affiliated clinical teaching and research institute and one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals. CHOP’s Pediatrics Residency Program is a three-year program accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education, leading to certification in General Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics. The program has been ranked #1 in U.S. News & World Report surveys for the past several years.
CHOP’s Pediatrics Residency Program is dedicated to cultivating well-trained, well-rounded pediatricians. Residents are exposed to cutting-edge patient care, medical education, clinical/translational/basic science research, advocacy/health policy, quality improvement initiatives, bioethics, clinical informatics and global health, among other things. CHOP’s program offers primary, general and subspecialty education; a comprehensive curriculum; a diverse patient population; research opportunities; flexibility and a variety of tracks and pathways; a family-centered approach to care; a balance of academics, hands-on experience and community service/advocacy; support for residents from peers, department chairs and chief administrators.
CHOP residents train in cutting-edge facilities, surrounded by a diverse group of world-renowned faculty and scientists who are making key advances that are influencing child health across the globe and who are committed to teaching and mentoring. The staff physicians at CHOP hold faculty appointments in the Ruth and Raymond Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; the school's campus is adjacent to the CHOP Main Campus.
Faculty members teach on rounds, at the bedside, in multiple small group sessions and in didactic settings. Residents can take many research paths, including basic science research, epidemiology, translational research, clinical research, quality improvement, and pediatric health services research. Faculty members frequently mentor residents on research projects and serve as advisors and mentors for several community outreach experiences for residents. CHOP Pediatric residents go on to practice general pediatrics, pursue high-quality fellowship training in a pediatric subspecialty, hospital-based medicine and office-based medicine.