In 2021, FREIDA™ users tallied more than 500,000 views of pediatrics residency programs. In this list, we pare the 209 programs down to the 10 pediatric residency programs ranked at the top for user interest.

Rankings are based on identified medical student activity on FREIDA™, the AMA Residency & Fellowship Database®, from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2021. FREIDA allows medical students to search for a residency or fellowship from more than 12,000 programs—all accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Developmentally oriented and trained in skilled assessment, pediatricians’ patient-care lenses are focused on prevention, detection and management of physical, behavioral, developmental and social problems that affect children. Pediatricians diagnose and treat infections, injuries and many types of organic disease and dysfunction. They work to reduce infant and child mortality, foster healthy lifestyles, and ease the day-to-day difficulties of those with chronic conditions. With structured evaluation and early intervention, pediatricians identify and address developmental and behavioral problems that result from exposure to psychosocial stressors. They appreciate the vulnerability of childhood and adolescence, and actively advocate for measures to protect their health and safety.

  1. Children's National Medical Center Program

  2. Phoenix Children's Hospital Program

  3. University of Alabama Medical Center Program

  4. Children's Hospital Los Angeles Program

  5. Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center Program

  6. Nicklaus Children's Hospital Program

  7. University of Chicago Program

  8. Maimonides Medical Center/Infants and Children's Hospital of Brooklyn Program

  9. University of Connecticut Program

  10. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program

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