We Are CHOP: A Tour

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (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. En Español »


Narrator: We are CHOP

and we can’t wait to show you around.

We’re the nation’s first children’s hospital


A care network with more than 50 locations that continues to expand

3 state-of-the-art research buildings, with 1.5 million square feet of space

Steps from the University of Pennsylvania campus and hospitals

Minutes to history- and culture-filled Center City Philadelphia

We have grown from 12 beds 165 years ago to 

Nearly 600 beds and one of the best children’s hospitals in the world, with the No. 1 Department of Pediatrics as ranked by U.S. News & World Report

There are places to gather

A place to reflect

Places to care … including a Level 1 trauma center

11 floors of patient units

More than 20 operating rooms

First-of-its-kind delivery unit for babies with birth defects

A separate cardiac operative and catheterization suite

Leading pediatric endoscopy suite

And places to learn, like our internationally recognized Simulation Center.

We have trained generations of leaders in the field of pediatrics …

... and developed new fields, like Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Child Abuse and Neglect

You will experience an incredible depth of learning as you train in the basics and the breakthroughs, all while working beside world leaders in medicine, surgery and science

In this building …

Pioneers in CAR-T therapy

Mitochondrial disease

Brain tumors, hyperinsulinism and other rare diseases

Here… Groundbreaking work in…

Fetal surgery

Genetics and genomics

and Neurology

In our newest building … leaders in ….

Social determinants of health

Clinical informatics and epidemiology


Trauma and injury prevention

One of the top recipients in NIH funding for pediatric research

Training the next generation of innovators…

at the bench and the bedside…

Our patients are unparalleled in diversity, complexity, volume.

They come from every state and 115 countries.

Meeting these challenges requires the best and brightest…

We are passionate about pediatrics.

We are motivated to make a difference, in the world and in our community

We are the future leaders.

We are a team.

We are CHOP.

We can’t wait for you to join us.


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