Life After Residency

Primary Care? Academic Medicine? Medical Research?

Residents pursue primary care/hospitalist and fellowship training in roughly equal proportions.

We help each resident identify the right career path. Workshops to prepare for life after residency include guidance on "How to prepare a great curriculum vitae," "Interview with ease," "Understand and management of financial issues" and "Negotiate a contract you can live with."

Chief Resident: The position of chief resident at St. Louis Children’s Hospital provides a challenging blend of clinical, educational and administrative responsibilities. The year provides an opportunity for refinement of clinical skills, development of leadership skills, participation in residency curriculum planning, and supervision of medical students and junior and senior residents.


Fellowship Programs at Washington University

  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Cardiology
  • Child Abuse Pediatrics
  • Child Neurology
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  • Genetics and Genomic Medicine
  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Hospitalist Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology
  • Neonatology
  • Palliative Care
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology

ABP Approved Pathways to Expedite/Enhance Residency or Fellowship

Integrated Research Pathway

The Board of Directors of the ABP has approved a training pathway for individuals who wish to pursue academic careers as pediatric physician-scientists. Application to the Pediatric Research Pathway (PRP) is open to individuals with MD/PhD degrees or those with equivalent evidence of research experience and commitment. The pathway allows trainees to continue their research during general pediatric training. Apply before or early in PL-1 year.

Accelerated Research Pathway

The Accelerated Research Pathway (ARP) is designed to accommodate and encourage candidates who are committed to an academic career as physician-scientists with a strong research emphasis in a pediatric subspecialty. Candidates entering the ARP may begin subspecialty training after completion of two years of general comprehensive pediatric training. The availability of this pathway is at the discretion of the general pediatrics program director/subspecialty fellowship program director. Candidates should be identified early in the PL-1 year.


Resident Research

Pediatric residents are welcome to participate in research, although it is not a requirement. We can provide interested individuals with information on research opportunities. We encourage and support residents who submit abstracts resulting from work conducted during residency and who travel to present if an abstract is accepted. We support resident representation at American Academy of Pediatrics conferences and other professional organizations such as Pediatric Academic Societies and Student National Medical Association.

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