Special Pathways

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has participated in the following American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Special Pathways.

Pediatrics/Medical Genetics

We offer a 5-year integrated Pediatrics/Genetics program  leading to board eligibility in both disciplines. Acceptance is required through the National Residency Match Program. This program is offered in conjunction with the Department of Genetics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Department of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania jointly sponsor the Med/Peds program. This 4-year program, established in 2004, provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient training in the two rigorous and complementary environments. Acceptance is required through the National Residency Match Program.

Pediatrics/Child Neurology

CHOP sponsors a Pediatrics and Child Neurology track, approved by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

A special agreement exists with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) whereby an applicant who completes at least 2 years of accredited training in general comprehensive pediatrics and the neurology training necessary to meet the requirements for certification in neurology with special qualifications in Child Neurology fulfills the training requirements of both the ABP and the ABPN.

An applicant may not take the certifying examination of the ABP until all training in both programs has been successfully completed. Refer to the American Board of Pediatrics for more information. Acceptance is required through the National Residency Match Program.