If you are a prospective pediatrician looking to find your perfect residency program, take a look into our list of the 10 best pediatric residency programs in America.
If you are interested, please feel free to check out our article on the best emergency medicine residency programs in America as well.
Pediatric medicine is the practice of medicine involving children and infants. The nature of this specialization requires a level of kindness, patience, and communication skills that many other doctors may not need to utilize on their adult patients. Children (especially babies) lack the ability to self-diagnose to any degree other than a simple “my tummy hurts”, or even just cries if the child is still too young to speak. My pediatrician was wonderful, and I wish that I could still come to him with my all-too-adult problems. I am sure that he is still brightening the lives of parents and children in my hometown, supplying lollipops and coloring pages to ease the suffering of waiting an hour and a half to be seen.
In our ranking of pediatric residency programs, we went straight to a source that interviews doctors themselves: Doximity, a network of over half a million doctors working in America. Doximity has a wonderful resource to help students find the best residency program for their preferred specialty called the Residency Navigator, where over 52,000 physicians participate in a survey and nominate the best residency program for a given department. We chose the programs to include in our list based on their reputation ranking.
Continue reading to learn more about the top pediatric residency programs in America.