Special Tracks and Combined Training Programs

CHOP participates in the following American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Special Pathways:

  • Pediatrics/Genetics Combined Residency Program: Our genetics training programs integrate clinical and research experiences at both The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. A four-year integrated Pediatrics/Genetics Residency Program is offered in conjunction with the Department of Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, leading to board eligibility in both disciplines. (Acceptance required through the National Residency Match Program)
  • Penn-CHOP Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Training Program: The combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Training Program at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a combined four-year program designed to cultivate academic med-peds physicians. The diversity of clinical experiences, from primary care to world-renowned sub-specialty care, mentoring, and research opportunities available to residents in our program make this a unique training opportunity. (Acceptance required through the National Residency Match Program)
  • Pediatric Child Neurology Residency: The Division of Neurology offers a three-year residency in Pediatric Child Neurology. Most trainees choose to enter our five-year Neurology/Pediatrics Combined Residency Program, which begins with two years of pediatrics training. The residency meets the training requirements established by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). (Acceptance required through the National Residency Match Program)
  • Physician-Scientist Program: Our Physician-Scientist Program (PSP) looks to support the dual interests of talented physician scientists during and after residency and fellowship training. The PSP includes an ABP Physician Scientist Integrated Research Pathway and ABP Physician Scientist Accelerated Research Pathway.
  • Pediatric Dermatology Track: The Pediatric Dermatology Track at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia includes a PGY-1 pediatric internship year at CHOP, and PGY 2-4 dermatology residency position (with dedicated time to pediatric dermatology training throughout the 3-year dermatology residency, including development of a pediatric dermatology outpatient continuity clinic starting as early as PGY1 year). Graduates of the program will be expected to board certify in General Dermatology, but will not be board eligible for Pediatrics as a result of this program; if that is of interest, completion of a full pediatrics residency is recommended.  (Acceptance in the combined match required through the National Residency Match Program)

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How to Apply

Residents are selected through the National Resident Matching Program. You must apply using the ERAS System. Deadline for submissions is Nov 15.

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Why Choose Us?

CHOP's Pediatrics Residency Program offers a balanced, flexible and supportive experience in a top ranked children's hospital. Residents train in cutting-edge facilities, surrounded by world-renowned faculty.