Pediatrics
 

Overview of the Specialty 

Pediatrics is the specialty primarily concerned with the physical, emotional and social health of children from birth to young adulthood. The field encompasses preventive health as well as diagnosis and treatment of both acute and chronic diseases.

Training Requirements

Training consists of a minimum of three years of postgraduate education. There are 190 pediatrics residency programs accredited by the ACGME for 2012/2013 offering more than 2,400 categorical positions available to U.S. seniors.

Matching Program Information and Match Statistics

Pediatrics residency training programs participate in the NRMP. Match results through the NRMP and competitiveness information for pediatrics residency training positions are summarized in the U.S. Match Statistics table below.

US Match Statistics

2014

2013

2012

2011

Competitiveness*

Low

Low

Low

Low

# Categorical positions available for U.S. Seniors

2640

2616

2475

2482

% U.S. Seniors Matched*

97

98

98

97

# Unfilled Categorical Positions

13

10

32

45

# Unmatched U.S. Seniors

54

43

25

45

Source: NRMP. Match rate for US Seniors applying in a single specialty. *Competitiveness is based on the percentage of U.S. seniors who match in each specialty.

WUSM Match Statistics

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Subspecialty/Fellowship Training

Subspecialty/fellowship training following completion of a pediatrics residency training program is available in many subspecialties: adolescent medicine, neonatal/perinatal medicine, pediatric cardiology, pediatric critical care medicine, pediatric endocrinology, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric hematology/oncology, pediatric infectious diseases, pediatric nephrology, pediatric pulmonology and pediatric rheumatology. Detailed information about the scope of these subspecialty training programs, number of positions offered and length of training is available in the GMED on line database FREIDA.
FREIDA

Career Information

FREIDA physician workforce information for each specialty includes statistical information on the number of positions/programs for residency training, resident work hours, resident work environment and compensation, employment status upon completion of program and work environment for those entering practice in each specialty.

Washington University Resources

Washington University Graduate Medical Education: GME
Information about graduate medical education at Washington University

Washington University Department Website:
Department of Pediatrics

Faculty Contacts:  Pediatrics

Middy Estabrook, MD

454-6299

Lisa Moscoso, PhD, MD

454-6299

Alan Schwartz, PhD, MD

454-6005

Colleen Wallace, MD

454-6299

Andrew White, MD

454-6006

Pediatrics Elective Recommendations

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National Organizations

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

American Academy of Pediatrics

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

At A Glance
Training
3 years of residency 
 
Categorical positions available
These are minimum requirements.
Some programs may have longer residencies.
Fellowships
Subspecialty Length
Adolescent Medicine 3 years
Allergy & Immunology 2 years
Cardiology 3 years
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2 years
Critical Care Medicine 3 years
Endocrinology 3 years
Gastroenterology 3 years
Hematology & Oncology 3 years
Infectious Diseases 3 years
Medical Genetics 2-4 years
Neonatal Perinatal Medicine 3 years
Nephrology 3 years
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 3 years
Pulmonary Disease 3 years
Rheumatology 3 years
Lifestyle
Median, Academic Salary $177,000
Median, Clinical Salary $204,000
Source:AAMC