If you’ve always dreamed of taking care of children (and their families), you might be searching for the best medical schools for pediatrics—the schools that will prepare you best for this challenging specialty. There are more than 200 residency programs in pediatrics (categorical). In 2018, there were a total of 2,858 pediatrics positions offered and a total of 3,059 applicants for those positions. Only a little more than 1% of allopathic U.S. senior pediatric applicants did not match into pediatric residencies, making pediatrics less competitive based on data alone, although coveted pediatrics programs across the country are highly selective.
Pediatrics is a primary care specialty which offers multiple opportunities to further specialize in areas such as pediatric oncology and pediatric cardiology. According to U.S. News & World Report, here are some of the best medical schools that will prepare you for a pediatrics residency match.
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The Duke School of Medicine is associated with the Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center, one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation, giving medical students easy access to clinical experience in pediatrics. Students have many opportunities, both curricular and extracurricular, to experience working in pediatrics. Each student is required to complete a 6-week clerkship in pediatrics, and they can also choose to participate in selectives on a variety of pediatric topics such as adolescent health, pediatric neurology, etc. There are a variety of pediatric electives and subinternships available to students in their fourth year. Duke also has a student-run, school-supported group called the Pediatric Interest Group, which provides career counseling for future pediatricians and service activities. 8 Duke medical students matched with pediatric residencies in 2019.
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