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.
At a Glance
- 3 years of residency
- Categorical positions available
These are minimum requirements. Some programs may have longer residencies.
|Adolescent Medicine||3 years|
|Allergy & Immunology||2 years|
|Child & Adolescent Psychiatry||2 years|
|Critical Care Medicine||3 years|
|Hematology & Oncology||3 years|
|Infectious Diseases||3 years|
|Medical Genetics||2-4 years|
|Neonatal Perinatal Medicine||3 years|
|Pediatric Emergency Medicine||3 years|
|Pulmonary Disease||3 years|
|Median, Academic Salary||$182,000|
|Median, Clinical Salary||$220,000|
Source: Association of American Medical Colleges
Training consists of a minimum of three years of postgraduate education. There were 199 pediatric residency training programs accredited by the ACGME for 2014/15 that offered 2,668 categorical positions.
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
|# Categorical positions available for U.S. Seniors||2668||2640||2616||2475|
|% U.S. Seniors Matched*||97%||97%||98%||98%|
|# Unfilled Categorical Positions||7||13||10||32|
|# Unmatched U.S. Seniors||57||54||43||25|
Source: NRMP Match results for U.S. seniors applying in a single specialty. *Competitiveness is based upon the percentage of U.S. Seniors who ranked each specialty as their only choice.
WUSM Match Statistics
For a list of WUSM match statistics for the past several years, please visit Search for WUSM Statistics. (password protected)
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 at the FREIDA website.
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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 Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME): Information about graduate medical education at Washington University
- Department of Pediatrics
- Pediatrics Elective Recommendations
- Database of WUSM alumni searchable by Specialty, Year, and/or State (password protected)
|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|