The mission of our Pediatric Residency Program is twofold, to improve the lives of children and to educate the next generation of leaders in children’s health.

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The EVMS Pediatric Residency Program at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD) is a categorical pediatric training program. Our specialized tracks, pathways, courses, and opportunities combine to make our program a unique place to train.

Each of the recognized pediatric subspecialty services is available at CHKD — the only freestanding children’s hospital in Virginia.

About the program

The Pediatrics Department encompasses the Divisions of Adolescent Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Child Abuse Pediatrics, Child Psychiatry and Psychology, Community Health and  Research, Critical Care, Dermatology, Developmental Disabilities, Education, Emergency Medicine (Level One Trauma Center), Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, Hematology-Oncology, Hospital Medicine, Metabolism-Genetics, Nephrology, Neurology, Otolaryngology,  Palliative Medicine, Pathology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Perinatal Medicine, Pulmonary, Rheumatology, Sleep Medicine, Sports Medicine and Global Health.

We are able to offer two specialized tracks, Primary Care and Global Health, that are closely integrated with the Categorical Track and share educational goals and opportunities. Residents are able to apply to these specialized tracks during their intern year.

Residents are encouraged to participate in pathways and special courses these include: Advocacy, Breastfeeding, Understanding Poverty, Research, Improvement Sciences, Community Health and Professional Development. These pathways and courses are designed to provide exposure to a wide variety of experiences. Residents can participate in pathways and special courses throughout their residency.