Why Choose CHOP’s Pediatrics Residency Program

The Pediatrics Residency Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) 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 Pediatrics Residency Program at CHOP is balanced, flexible and supportive, and offers:

  • Primary, general and subspecialty education. Our curriculum gives equal weight to general pediatric and subspecialty education, because we want to give every trainee a solid core. A foundation in general pediatrics is essential wherever your career may lead.
  • 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 continually searching for new and better ways to teach. We offer a complete variety of tracks and pathways, with six months of individualized 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 certain that residents' voices are heard through mentoring systems, annual retreats, regular housestaff meetings, resident representation on committees, and more.

Clinician holding infant CHOP residents train in cutting-edge facilities, surrounded by world-renowned faculty. The staff physicians at 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 was ranked #1 for pediatrics residency programs for the past several years, and is also consistently ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll of the nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals.

Watch the following video to hear from program leadership as well as current and past residents on the breadth and depth of opportunities available to physicians who choose a career in pediatrics, the honor and joy of working with children and their families, and learn about the strengths of CHOP’s Pediatrics Residency 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 Dec. 1.

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Residency Curriculum

Our pediatrics residency delivers in-depth experience in both inpatient and outpatient areas, while progressively increasing responsibility and opportunities.