In 2019 so far, FREIDA™ users have tallied more than 3.5 million views of medical residency programs. With this collection, we draw from the over 3,200 first-year positions for pediatrics and reveal which residency programs offer the most positions.

Rankings are based on FREIDA™ data updated as of Oct. 10, 2019. FREIDA™, the AMA Residency & Fellowship Database®, allows medical students to search for a residency or fellowship from more than 11,000 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 Hospital of Philadelphia Program – 59 positions

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

  3. Baylor College of Medicine (Houston) Program – 46 positions

  4. University of Washington Program – 42 positions

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

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

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

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

  9. University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Program – 36 positions

  10. Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell at Cohen Children's Medical Center Program – 36 positions

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