Our Training Program

Our training program balances a broad variety of inpatient and outpatient experiences providing residents with increasing levels of responsibility and independence. While we offer a comprehensive portfolio of learning experiences we additionally encourage residents to make choices that foster their individual career paths.

All residents are given protected time to engage in scholarly projects along any one of four possible tracks. Residents can choose between a clinical/basic science research track which allows them to engage in longitudinal research projects. A Patient Safety/Quality Improvement track providing them with an in-depth exposure and experience with quality assurance projects. A Community Pediatrics/ Advocacy public health track allows residents to work within the District of Columbia on projects aiming to improve the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention.  Finally, residents engaged in the global health track participate in structured global health curricular activities as well as overseas rotations in a variety of countries depending on the resident’s interests. Travel costs for international rotations are typically assisted by the program.

Teaching rounds are conducted daily by dedicated teaching faculty on all services, and resident–to-patient ratios are kept between 1:5 and 1:10 in order to optimize resident education. In accordance with the new ACGME regulations, a work system has been structured to provide residents with a desirable balance between clinical experiences and personal time. As a result residents will only spend 4 weeks on nightfloat in each year. 

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Sample Schedule


  • General Inpatient at Georgetown (2 months)
  • General Inpatient at Fairfax Hospital (1 month)
  • NICU at Georgetown (1 month)
  • GI Transplant at Georgetown (1 month)  
  • Community Pediatrics and Advocacy (1 month)
  • Well Baby at Virginia Hospital Center (1 month)
  • Hematology Oncology at Georgetown (1 month)
  • Adolescent Medicine at Georgetown (1 month)
  • Neurology at Georgetown (1 month)
  • Sedation Elective at Georgetown (2 weeks)
  • Indivdualized Curriculum Elective (2 weeks)
  • Vacation (1 month)


  • NICU at Georgetown (1 month)
  • Step-down Nursery at Georgetown (1 month)
  • General Inpatient Senior at Virginia Hospital Center (1 month)
  • General Inpatient Night Senior at Virginia Hospital Center (1 month)
  • PICU at Georgetown (1 month)
  • GI/Transplant Senior at Georgetown (1 month)
  • Acute Care at Georgetown (1 month)
  • Emergency Medicine at Inova Fairfax Hospital (1 month) 
  • Cardiology at Childrens National Medical Center (1 month)
  • Individualized Curriculum Elective (2 months)
  • Vacation (1 month)      


  • NICU Senior at Georgetown (1 month)
  • PICU Senior at Georgetown (1 month)
  • General Inpatient Senior at Georgetown (2 months)
  • Emergency Medicine at Shady Grove Hospital (2 months)
  • Child Psychiatry/Development at Georgetown (1 month)
  • Hematology Oncology Senior at Georgetown (1 month)
  • Acute Care at Georgetown (1 month)
  • Individualized Curriculum Elective (2 months)
  • Vacation (1 month)


Subspecialty services available for resident rotations include:

  • Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Anesthesia and Sedation
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genetics
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • NICU Follow up
  • Infectious diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Sports Medicine