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Children’s National Hospital is the main training site for more than 1,500 medical students, residents and clinical fellows every year. Our primary medical school partners are the George Washington University School of Medicine and the Howard University College of Medicine. Local hospital partners sending us residents and fellows include GW University Hospital, MedStar Georgetown Hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Howard University Hospital.

Here is an overview of medical education at Children’s National. View our most recent Office of Medical Education Annual Report.

Diversity and Inclusion in Training

With the support of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program, Children’s National is committed to training the diverse pediatric workforce necessary to meet the needs of the increasingly diverse faces of our patients and families. This commitment includes the Advancing Diversity in Academic Pediatrics program which ensures that top medical students from backgrounds under-represented in medicine (URM) have access to a sponsored and mentored experience at Children’s National early in their fourth year. This commitment has generated an impressive evolution of the proportion of the interns entering our pediatric residency each year who are from backgrounds URM (self-defined as African American, Latinx or both).

Please review these guidelines from the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences for the use of racial, ethnic and other terms when teaching.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Options

DC medical licensing requires 50 hours of CME over past two years (with two hours related to LGBTQ issues and one hour related to pharmacology). You must upload proof of CME at the time of your application or by renewal date on Dec. 31 every two years. Maryland requires 50 Category 1 CME credits over the past two years. Virginia requires two hours on controlled substances, 30 hours CME, plus 30 hours of reading/teaching. 

Local Opportunities 

CME is available for Grand Rounds, Prof Rounds and many division conferences at View steps to claiming CME credit (PDF).
For pharmacology CME, you may take a course or attend a meeting, or else see D.C. Health.
For CME in LGBTQ care: National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center - A Program of the Fenway Institute. (Click "learning resources" and then "learning modules" and it lists whether CME is available in the description.)

Hospital Grand Rounds

Weekly presentations on various issues in pediatric care, such as research reviews, case studies or recent advances in treating a particular illness are open to providers at Children's National. View the most recent archive of Grand Rounds lectures.

Professional Development Opportunities

Children’s Academy of Pediatric Educators (CAPE)

Center for Faculty Excellence at George Washington University

Master Teacher Leadership Development Program

Resources for Developing Yourself as a Leader or Mentor

Faculty Development

Visit the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), an independent faculty development center dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers, to explore free online resources. 

Recent offerings have included:

  • Cultivating Compassion & Collectivism: A Multi-Week Course to Facilitate Healing from Racial Trauma
  • Navigating Faculty Career Transitions: Getting to Mid-Career and Beyond
  • Turning Chutes into Ladders for Women Faculty: A Roadmap to Equity in Academia

To take advantage of this opportunity, please activate your confidential, personal membership by completing the following steps:
1. Go to the NCFDD website.
2. Choose your institution from the drop-down menu.
3. Select “Activate my Membership.”
4. Complete the registration form using your institutional email address (i.e.
5. Go to your institution email to find a confirmation email. Click “Activate Account” in the confirmation email.

If you have any questions or comments, please email Faculty Affairs. If you have any technical questions, please email NCFDD.