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Pediatrics programs with the most residency positions


In 2023, FREIDA™ users tallied nearly 2 million views of medical residency programs. With this pediatric residency programs ranking list, we draw from the 3,388 first-year positions for pediatrics and reveal which residency programs offer the most positions. Research the best residency programs for pediatrics for you.

Pediatric residency program rankings are based on FREIDA™ data updated from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2023. 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. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program – 61 positions

  2. Baylor College of Medicine (Houston) Program – 53 positions

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

  4. University of Washington Program – 44 positions

  5. UPMC Medical Education Program – 41 positions

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

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

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

  9. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Program – 38 positions

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

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

  12. McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Program – 37 positions

  13. Phoenix Children's Hospital Program – 36 positions

  14. University of Colorado Program – 36 positions

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