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Pediatric Residency Program

nighttime photo of the new Inova women's and children's tower buildings Inova Children's Hospital's Pediatric Residency Program combines the academic rigor of a university-based hospital, the complexities of subspecialty pediatrics and the family atmosphere of a community program.

Our residents benefit from an ample and varied patient volume, which provides numerous opportunities to hone clinical skills. This solid foundation in general pediatrics is supplemented by exposure to a wide variety of pathologies requiring subspecialty care.

Although Inova has a highly regarded pediatric emergency medicine fellowship and the new pediatric hospital medicine fellowship, the absence of other subspecialty fellows ensures ample learning opportunities for residents to learn directly from subspecialty faculty trained at top-tier fellowships. This preparation is reflected in our fellowship matches. Over the past five years, our residents have matched at multiple prestigious programs, including Boston Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Johns Hopkins and Cleveland Clinic, to name a few.

Located on the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in beautiful Northern Virginia, about ten miles outside of Washington, DC, Inova Children's Hospital serves one of the country’s most rapidly growing and desirable areas. Our diverse patient population brings with it a similarly diverse set of presentations and diagnoses.

Our Program's Objective

Our program's objective is to train innovative and compassionate pediatricians by providing an exceptional foundation in general pediatrics while maximizing each resident's individual potential.

three doctors observing a babyTradition of Excellence

Inova Children's Hospital has been educating residents and medical students for more than 25 years. The program helps residents establish a broad-based and humane framework for understanding illnesses affecting children and young adults. This provides the basis for a lifetime of professional learning and development to continually enrich their pediatric knowledge and care. We recently had the first 10-year site visit in the country by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and were reaccredited with zero citations.

Broad Clinical Experiences

a group of residents in a hallway discussing a caseFrom cardiothoracic surgery for complex congenital heart disease to Inova Cares Clinic for Children, an NCQA-recognized patient-centered medical home for children who are underserved, residents learn by directly caring for children in inpatient, emergency and outpatient settings. Residents develop clinical skills in inpatient, outpatient, subspecialty and emergency settings. They also become comfortable with broader issues of healthcare delivery, patient advocacy and public policy.

Launch Your Professional Career

Upon completion of the program, residents are fully prepared to enter general pediatrics or to begin subspecialty training. Approximately half of our residents pursue careers in primary care. The program’s friendly and informal atmosphere allows residents to closely interact with community pediatricians and explore varied employment opportunities in Northern Virginia and throughout the Washington, DC, region.

two residents playing on the floor with a babyResidents who choose to leave the area or pursue subspecialty pediatrics benefit from the large national network of resources and contacts established through their close interaction with our subspecialists and general pediatricians. It is a point of pride that our residents usually get their top choice for fellowships and have their pick of general pediatric positions.


10 Reasons to Choose Inova Children's Hospital

Inova pediatric residents smiling together in a group photo
  1. Dedicated faculty
  2. Diverse patient population and variety of care settings
  3. Individualized curriculum
  4. Focus on resident needs and wellness
  5. Medium class size
  6. Location, location, location
  7. Breadth of research opportunities
  8. Cohesive, multi-disciplinary care teams
  9. Life after residency
  10. Program leadership

Contact Us

Inova Children's Hospital
Pediatric Residency Program
Inova Fairfax Medical Campus
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA  22042-3300
Fax: 703-776-4323

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