Graduate Medical Education

At Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), our vision is to be the global leader in training physicians who seek to advance the health of infants, children, adolescents and young adults in our community, our region and throughout the world through clinical care, research, advocacy and education. Our Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs provide a culture of learning, innovation, scholarship and inclusion as we recruit and train a diverse group of talented individuals who will become the next generation of pediatric leaders.

CHOP combines its unique history as the nation’s first pediatric hospital with internationally recognized excellence. We opened our doors in 1855, and welcomed the first pediatric resident in the United States in 1873. We have been recognized as the No. 1-ranked Department of Pediatrics for eight consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report, and are the primary pediatric teaching hospital of the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine.


CHOP has trained generations of leaders in the field of pediatrics. Step inside our walls and our history for a glimpse of why CHOP is a special place to train, for both the basics and the breakthroughs. We are passionate about pediatrics, and we are motivated to make a difference in our world. Be part of our future. 

The history, expertise and compassion that make Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia unique are also what makes it the best place for medical trainees.

Prospective Applicants

Are you interested in pursuing your training at CHOP? We have an expansive offering of pediatric residency and fellowship training programs.

Pediatrics Residency Program 

With a rich history of training generations of leaders in Pediatrics, our general pediatrics residency program is the keystone of CHOP’s education and patient care system. We also offer special residency tracks that include clinical genetics, internal medicine-pediatrics, pediatric child neurology and physician-scientist.

About Our Pediatrics Residency »

Fellowship Programs

We offer pediatric fellowship opportunities in most subspecialty areas of medicine and surgery that care for pediatric patients. The depth and rigor of our clinical and research training attracts talented physicians and other professionals from programs across the world.

About Our Fellowships »

Combined Training Programs

CHOP also offers a range of combined training programs in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania.

About the Programs »

Benefits for Residents and Fellows

We are pleased to offer a comprehensive total rewards package that meets your health & well-being and retirement needs, encourages healthy behavior, provides competitive pay and much more.

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