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 longitudinal tracks. Residents choose in their first year between Clinical Research, Patient Safety/Quality Improvement, Community Pediatrics/ Advocacy and the Global Health Track. At the end of the third year residents present their scholarly findings at the Annual Pediatric Resident Research Day and are invited to submit to regional, national and international meetings as well.

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. 

Sample Schedule


  • General Inpatient at Georgetown (2 Blocks)
  • General Inpatient at Fairfax Hospital (1 Block)
  • NICU at Georgetown (1 Block)
  • GI/Transplant at Georgetown (1 Block)  
  • Community Pediatrics and Advocacy (1 Block)
  • Well Baby at Virginia Hospital Center (1 Block)
  • Hematology Oncology at Georgetown (1 Block)
  • Adolescent Medicine at Georgetown (1 Block)
  • Development at Georgetown (1 Block)
  • Elective (1 Block)
  • Sedation Rotation at Georgetown (1/2 Block)
  • Indivdualized Learning Curriculum (1/2 Block)
  • Vacation (2 half Block periods)


  • NICU at Georgetown (2 Blocks)
  • Community Hospitalist Rotation at Virginia Hospital Center (1 Block)
  • Community Hospitalist Night Rotation at Virginia Hospital Center (2 half blocks)
  • PICU at Georgetown (1 Block)
  • GI/Transplant Senior at Georgetown (1 Block)
  • Ambulatory Clinic at Georgetown (1 Block)
  • Emergency Medicine at Inova Fairfax Hospital (1 Block) 
  • Cardiology at Childrens National Medical Center (1 Block)
  • Individualized Learning Curriculum (2 Blocks)
  • Call Free Elective (1 Block)
  • Vacation (2 half Block periods)      


  • PICU Senior at Georgetown (1 Block)
  • General Inpatient Senior at Georgetown (2 Blocks)
  • Emergency Medicine at Shady Grove Hospital (2 Blocks)
  • Child Psychiatry/Development at Georgetown (1 Block)
  • Cover-Teach at Georgetown (1 Block)
  • Acute Care Clinic at Georgetown (1 Block)
  • Individualized Learning Curriculum (3 Blocks)
  • Vacation (2 half Block periods)


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