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CNUCOM Career Advising for Medical Specialties: Pediatrics

Specialty Advisor:


Preferred Contact Information:

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National Organizations:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Academy of Pediatrics
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Minimal Training Durations:

3 years of residency

Subspecialty Fellowships: 2-4 Year


Competitiveness: low

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Specialty Overview: Pediatrics is the specialty primarily concerned with the physical, emotional and social health of children from birth to young adulthood. The field encompasses preventive health as well as diagnosis and treatment of both acute and chronic diseases.



·         Adolescent Medicine       3 years

·         Allergy & Immunology  2 years

·         Cardiology        3 years

·         Child & Adolescent Psychiatry    2 years

·         Critical Care Medicine    3 years

·         Endocrinology   3 years

·         Gastroenterology            3 years

·         Hematology & Oncology 3 years

·         Infectious Diseases         3 years

·         Medical Genetics            2-4 years

·         Neonatal Perinatal Medicine        3 years

·         Nephrology       3 years

·         Pediatric Emergency Medicine     3 years

·         Pulmonary Disease         3 years

·         Rheumatology    3 years




Recommended Electives Outside this specialty:

It is a good idea to talk to one of the clerkship directors before scheduling electives.




Training Requirements: raining consists of a minimum of three years of postgraduate education. There were 199 pediatric residency training programs accredited by the ACGME for 2014/15 that offered 2,668 categorical positions.


For subspecialty fellowships, applicants must have completed a residency. The fellowships are over 2-4 years in length


Results and Data of 2016 Main Residency Match

Mean USMLE Step 1 Score: 230

Mean USMLE Step 2 CK Score: 245

Mean # of Programs Applied to in this specialty: 25.4

Number of Programs: 199

Number of Positions Available: 2689

Total Number of Applicants: 3869

Total Number of Matched: 2675




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