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Residency program

Established in 1934, our pediatric residency program has a long and rich history.

Today, the Pediatric Residency Program at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond provides a broad and truly outstanding pediatric educational experience.

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About our program

In our program, residents are provided with a comprehensive and stimulating curriculum that includes clinical care, teaching and research. Our faculty is committed to providing the highest quality education in a supportive and collegial atmosphere. The faculty, while always remaining readily and easily accessible, empowers residents to learn the critical management skills necessary to function autonomously.

The residency program emphasizes balance, diversity and flexibility. It is designed to provide residents with exposure to a wide variety of pathology and patient care environments, while serving the urban, suburban and rural pediatric populations of Richmond and surrounding areas.

Mission statement: The mission of the VCU Pediatric Residency Program is to train physicians to become expert pediatricians committed to providing superior medical care to infants, children and adolescents. Our curriculum emphasizes the delivery of compassionate medical care, an active role in child advocacy, a dedication to community service, a plan for lifelong learning and a desire for the advancement of medical knowledge. These are the essential qualities that we believe define an exceptional pediatrician. 

Besides the supportive learning environment with great faculty and co-residents, the 2-week rotation schedule makes a big difference in the quality of life on a day-to-day basis

Hannah, Class of 2020

Prospective residents

Residency program requirements

Residents in our program play an active role in the training program. They participate in monthly house staff meetings, residency committees and direct contact with chief medical residents and program directors. Find out more information about our program requirements

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Pediatric residency curriculum

The pediatric residency program has an intensive curriculum focusing on the broad spectrum of pediatric care. From primary care to subspecialties, residents gain unique perspectives through their various rotational experiences.

Learn more about our residency:

Curriculum overview
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Meet our residents

CHoR residents

Meet our current residents and see where our alumni are after their residency

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Why choose CHoR?

Joining CHoR and VCU Health for your residency or fellowship is like joining a family. During your time here, we’ll work together to ensure you receive hands-on, comprehensive experience in pediatrics – while finding work-life balance and making life-long friends and mentors.

Learn more about resident life, salary, benefits and the city we call home.

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Become a CHoR resident

Residents are selected through the National Resident Matching Program. You must apply using the ERAS System.

How to apply