Pediatrics programs with the most residency positions


In 2022, FREIDA™ users tallied more than 6 million views of medical residency programs. With this list of pediatric residencies, we draw from the 3,317 first-year positions for pediatrics and reveal which residency programs offer the most positions.

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Rankings are based on FREIDA™ data updated from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2022. FREIDA™, the AMA Residency & Fellowship Database®, allows medical students to search for a residency or fellowship from more than 13,000 programs—all accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

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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. Baylor College of Medicine (Houston) Program – 63 positions

  2. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program – 59 positions

  3. University of Washington Program – 45 positions

  4. Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center Program – 45 positions

  5. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Program – 41 positions

  6. Children's National Medical Center Program – 41 positions

  7. Stanford Health Care-Sponsored Stanford University Program – 39 positions

  8. Children's Hospital Los Angeles Program – 38 positions

  9. Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State University Program – 38 positions

  10. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Program – 36 positions

  11. Phoenix Children's Hospital Program – 36 positions

  12. Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell at Cohen Children's Medical Center Program – 35 positions

  13. University of Colorado Program – 34 positions

  14. McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Program – 34 positions

  15. Children's Hospital of Michigan Program – 30 positions