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
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
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
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.