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Pediatric Residency Program

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Our mission is to educate, inspire, and empower. We educate our residents to become exceptional healthcare professionals serving a diverse pediatric population with humility, thoughtfulness, proficiency, and empathy. We inspire our residents to live their truth, celebrate vulnerability, experience joy, create community, and advocate for self and others. We empower our residents to become confident leaders, life-long learners, innovative researchers, and champions of diversity, inclusion, and equity.

About Our Program

Overview

The Pediatric Residency Program at Albert Einstein Medical Center-Philadelphia offers a unique experience by combining strong primary care training at a general medical center hospital, as well as inpatient and subspecialty care training at a free-standing children’s hospital (St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children).

Our residency program is a medium-sized program with the following components:

  • 30 total categorical pediatric residents (10 residents per year)
  • Highly skilled, congenial faculty consisting of both general pediatricians and subspecialists
  • Broad range of clinical settings including a general medical center, a free-standing children’s hospital, and numerous community outreach experiences
  • Academic affiliation with the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, through which all faculty members have academic appointments
  • Rotating 3rd and 4th year medical students from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)
  • Dedicated, experienced faculty members making a well-rounded pediatric training experience their top priority and are proud to continually place graduates in top fellowship programs and general pediatrics positions

Why Choose Us

“When I interviewed here, I thought there was an innovative approach to addressing problems which clearly had support from the department and the overall institution. Examples would be the New Arrivals Clinic, Centering, regular screening for psychosocial determinants of health that were all developed with grant support from the hospital. I also really liked that we get to be real General Pediatricians by working in different settings (both Inpatient and Outpatient for me) and that we work with several General Peds faculty members who also have subspecialty expertise (Endocrinology, Hematology-Oncology, Infectious Disease, Child Abuse), which is pretty cool. The #1 draw [to Einstein] for me is the [reciprocal] learning/teaching environment. The program's size and structure encourages residents and faculty alike to develop close and collaborative relationships, which I think is the most important contributing factor to achieving all of the things we're trying to do: take good care of patients, train awesome pediatricians, and enjoy the practice & study of medicine. You can't buy that with any grant!”

– Kelly Bradley-Dodds, MD, Program Director

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