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  • June 14, 2018

Pediatric Residents Change Lives

Support CHGME

Tell your U.S. senators to support funding for CHGME to help train the next generation of pediatric doctors.

All across the country, children’s hospitals contribute to the time-honored tradition of guiding recent medical school graduates through their journey to become seasoned doctors. Children’s hospitals innovate within their residency programs to help residents improve their skills, expand their horizons and better serve their communities.

Only 1 percent of all hospitals in the United States train approximately half of the nation’s pediatricians and pediatric specialists. To help with this training, Congress created the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program. Funding from CHGME helps develop a robust pediatric workforce.

Here are just a few examples of how residency programs can change the lives of young doctors and improve the lives of our kids.

Residents at Seattle Children's Hospital Alaska Track


This fellow at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center helps her patients by sharing her own childhood health care journey.

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Residents at Primary Children's Hospital

Engaging Communities

Residents at Primary Children’s Hospital engage and impact the community beyond the hospital walls.

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Dina Wallin

Supporting Research and Care

This fellow at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas studied compliance with ER discharge instructions.

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Residents at Seattle Children's Hospital Alaska Track

Expanding Access in Rural Areas

Residents at Seattle Children’s Hospital provide care in underserved rural Alaska in the short term and long term.

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Residents at CHOP

Promoting Advocacy

Residents at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia learn to be strong advocates for their communities.

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Casey Colman

Providing Holistic Care

Residents at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children prepare parents for what comes after the hospital.

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