Why Choose CHOP’s Pediatric Residency Program

The Pediatric Residency Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is the keystone of our educational programs and patient care system. Residents are central to the missions of the CHOP Care Network, a network of more than 50 pediatric and adolescent primary and specialty care practices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The Pediatric Residency Program at CHOP is balanced, flexible and supportive, and offers:

  • Primary and subspecialty education. Our curriculum gives equal weight to primary care and subspecialty education, because we want to give every trainee a solid core. Who knows where you career may lead? You need preparation for anything and everything.
  • Diverse patient experiences. CHOP serves the Eastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey communities, providing a range of patient experiences to residents, and is also a national and international referral center.
  • Many ways to learn. Our flexible program is constantly searching for new and better ways to teach. We offer a complete variety of tracks and pathways, with six months of elective time built into the common program so you can tailor your course of study.
  • Support for residents. Our residents consistently report that they feel supported by peers, department chairs and chief administrators. We listen to and appreciate the roles of housestaff, and make sure residents voices are heard through mentoring systems, annual retreats, regular housestaff meetings, resident representation on committees, and more.

CHOP residents train in cutting-edge facilities, surrounded by world-renowned faculty. The staff physicians at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia hold faculty appointments in the Ruth and Raymond Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, whose campus is adjacent to the CHOP Main Campus. Faculty members have won multiple School of Medicine, regional and national teaching awards.

Faculty members teach on rounds, at the bedside, in multiple small group sessions and in didactic settings. In addition, faculty members frequently mentor residents in clinical, translational and basic science research projects and serve as advisors and mentors for several community outreach experiences for residents.

CHOP also consistently earns recognition as the nation’s best pediatric hospital:

Multicultural Physician’s Alliance

The Multicultural Physicians' Alliance (MPA) is composed of minority residents, fellows and attending physicians whose interest is to maintain and expand the diversity of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's medical staff. Through active participation in the recruitment process, we are dedicated to ensuring that the medical staff is reflective of the community that it serves.

The MPA is composed of more than 40 physicians who meet several times a year to organize activities for recruitment and to provide a supportive social network for its members. Through the support of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pediatric Residency Program and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, this unique organization has become an integral part of the CHOP community. To learn more, email the Multicultural Physician's Alliance.

Reviewed on April 30, 2014