Graduate Medical Education
Graduate medical education has been an integral part of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children for more than 60 years. The goal of our training programs—and our highest priority—is to offer a comprehensive, in-depth and personally rewarding educational experience in one of our many pediatric disciplines, preparing trainees to confidently choose careers in academic medicine, private practice or careers in public health.
A cornerstone of our training is the open and frequent interaction between our trainees and our outstanding faculty, with expertise in all areas of pediatric health and disease as well as a strong commitment to education.
We strive to maintain an appropriate balance between scientific inquiry and humanistic clinical care in training residents and fellows. In doing so, we give them the tools they need to become competent and compassionate physicians for children and adolescents.
A traditional and valued aspect of our programs is their cohesiveness, apparent in the warm relationships between our faculty and trainees, and in the excellent morale and group spirit of the house staff. We promote personal and professional growth by encouraging residents and fellows to participate in designing and implementing their curriculum.
In choosing candidates for our residency and fellowship programs, we look not only for good grades, evaluations, references and a strong clinical performance, but also for excellent interpersonal and communication skills, an intellectual curiosity, willingness to assume increasing responsibility for one's own education, and finally, a genuine and active sense of social awareness and social responsibility. St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children is a teaching affiliate of Drexel University College of Medicine and Temple University School of Medicine.
Through this relationship, we have both third-year and fourth-year medical students on required and elective rotations. Numerous students from other medical schools take elective rotations at our hospital.
Thank you for considering St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in your selection of a residency or fellowship program. We believe we have a great deal to offer, and we invite you to come visit and judge for yourself. For more information, or to reach the GME Office, please call (215) 427-4719.