Pediatric Residency Program

Frequently Asked Questions


As part of the educational vision for JHACH, there will be fellowships developed in a variety of subspecialties that will highlight the clinical strengths of JHACH. Currently, there are fellowships in Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Neonatology, and Hospice and Palliative Care; Surgical and Critical Care received initial accreditation recently. There are 2 existing USF fellowships who rotate through JHACH as part of their training pathway. These include NICU and Allergy/Immunology.

As a program, we are very proud of our early results in resident testing performance, as our board pass rate is above the national average.  We commit a significant investment in providing our resident training resources including the full MedStudy Curriculum, AAP Prep membership and additional educational funds to assist in board preparation. In addition, our noon conference curriculum is structured around ABP training criteria such that our faculty are aware of key content to cover. In addition, residents receive scholar time during each year in which they are encouraged to implement their board-review strategy as a key outcome of their block. In this multi-tiered approach, we are confident that our residents will be more than well prepared for their boards.

Our residents directly informed the design of our interview day. Everything from the web-page content, day structure, content applicants receive and other details were offered by our residents and incorporated in every way possible. Based on faculty and resident driven interest, we developed a Resident as Educator rotation in the second year that focuses on teaching methodology, learning of supervisory roles in addition to increasing patient responsibilities. This is different from a “Senior resident” role because their role on the inpatient team is that of a “teaching resident” and learning how to provide effective feedback. In addition, the second years participate in Patient Experience 1-week block, where didactics and clinical experiences are focused on the patient experience, the language of caring and focused time with nursing staff/interdisciplinary team members. This allows residents to better understand the nursing role in patient care, both inpatient and outpatient which is completely unique in residency training.
The 3-year LEAD curriculum is unique and continues to be improved and revised based on resident feedback.
In addition, we have teaching faculty in ED, PICU and NICU who have created a robust rotation-specific simulation curriculum that is done every block.
We have expanded from the Individualized Learning Plan to better address rotational goals with the development of the Rotation Learning Plan (RLP). Our RLPs are a focused way to structure individual rotations and the ILP is a dynamic document to guide their career success.
For further information, please check out the JHACH Residency program website:

Yes, we are offering 2nd looks starting January 14, 2019.  Candidates can reach out to Dawn Jones about scheduling a 2nd visit.