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Trainees spend their time in the pediatrics residency program at the world-renowned Children's National Hospital, located in the heart of Washington, D.C. After spending the first 12 months in pediatrics, the resident alternates time between pediatrics and genetics for years two and three, and the final year is entirely genetics focused at the NIH. The genetics portion of the combined program entails seeing patients in various NIH centers and in hospitals and outpatient clinics throughout metropolitan Washington, D.C. A sample curriculum is shown below. During their final year, residents perform laboratory research on a project of their choosing in any one of the nearly 4,000 participating facilities in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Throughout the program, trainees attend a number of lecture courses, including: Introduction to Medical Genetics; Developmental Biology and Human Malformations; Inborn Errors of Metabolism; and Current Concepts in Clinical Molecular Genetics and Molecular Diagnostics.

First Year Second Year Third Year Fourth Year
3 9 12
Inpatient General Pediatrics 2
1* 12
Subspecialty Pediatrics 3 2

Nights 1 1*

Pediatric ICU
1 1
Neonatal ICU 1 1

Emergency Medicine 1 1

Well Baby Nursery 1

Outpatient Pediatrics 2- 2* 1*
Subspecialty Selective 1 1

Vacation 1 1 1 1

* Indicates one or more of these blocks is in a supervisory role
- Indicates that this includes a call free / elective rotation