In 2021, FREIDA™ users tallied more than 8.5 million views of medical residency programs. With this list of pediatric residencies, we draw from the 3,285 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, 2021. FREIDA™, the AMA Residency & Fellowship Database®, 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. Baylor College of Medicine (Houston) Program – 63 positions

  2. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program – 57 positions

  3. Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center Program – 47 positions

  4. University of Washington Program – 45 positions

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

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

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

  8. Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium Program – 38 positions

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

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

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