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.
Training consists of a minimum of three years of postgraduate education. There are 190 pediatrics residency programs accredited by the ACGME for 2012/2013 offering more than 2,400 categorical positions available to U.S. seniors.
Pediatrics residency training programs participate in the NRMP. Match results through the NRMP and competitiveness information for pediatrics residency training positions are summarized in the U.S. Match Statistics table below.
|US Match Statistics||2013||2012||2011||2010|
|# Categorical/ Advanced positions available for U.S. Seniors||2616||2475||2482||2428|
|% U.S. Seniors matched*||98||98||97||97|
|# Unfilled Categorical/ Advanced Positions||10||32||45||45|
|# Unmatched U.S. seniors||43||25||45||43|
Source: NRMP *Competitiveness is based on the percentage of U.S. seniors who match in each specialty.
Subspecialty/fellowship training following completion of a pediatrics residency training program is available in many subspecialties: adolescent medicine, neonatal/perinatal medicine, pediatric cardiology, pediatric critical care medicine, pediatric endocrinology, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric hematology/oncology, pediatric infectious diseases, pediatric nephrology, pediatric pulmonology and pediatric rheumatology. Detailed information about the scope of these subspecialty training programs, number of positions offered and length of training is available in the GMED on line database FREIDA.
FREIDA physician workforce information for each specialty includes statistical information on the number of positions/programs for residency training, resident work hours, resident work environment and compensation, employment status upon completion of program and work environment for those entering practice in each specialty.
3 years of residency
Categorical positions available
|Adolescent Medicine||3 years|
|Allergy & Immunology||2 years|
|Child & Adolescent Psychiatry||2 years|
|Critical Care Medicine||3 years|
|Hematology & Oncology||3 years|
|Infectious Diseases||3 years|
|Medical Genetics||2-4 years|
|Neonatal Perinatal Medicine||3 years|
|Pediatric Emergency Medicine||3 years|
|Pulmonary Disease||3 years|
|Median, Academic Salary||$177,000|
|Median, Clinical Salary||$204,000|