The Mission of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Pediatric Residency Program is "To develop independent, innovative pediatric leaders through education and personalized mentorship in a supportive academic learning environment committed to excellence in family centered clinical care, research, and advocacy." We aim to train the next generation of pediatricians to practice innovative, evidence-based, multi-disciplinary medicine.

Our training program teaches residents to provide state-of-the-art patient care in diverse settings. At MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGfC), residents work in "a hospital within a hospital," allowing them to leverage the resources of one of the oldest general hospitals in the world. While at our community hospital sites (Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Cambridge Health Alliance), they provide expert care in neighboring communities, in conjunction with MGfC specialists, close to patients’ homes, easing the burden of illness for families. It also affords residents the opportunity to learn how to recognize disease at its first presentation in the community and how to identify children who need an increased level of care. Our residents then learn how to care for children who require more specialized or intensive care when they rotate through our state-of-the-art 18-bed NICU and 14-bed PICU at MGfC. The MGfC Pediatric Emergency Department is also an incredible learning environment as the only center in the region with simultaneous designations as a level I adult trauma and burn center and level I pediatric trauma center.


The bedrock of general pediatrics training allows our residents to explore varied career opportunities and prepares them to achieve extraordinary professional success. Our graduates are some of the most trusted primary care providers in their communities and some of the region's top subspecialists. About half of our graduates continue their training in the most competitive fellowship programs in the country. Learn more.

Our residents are a diverse group of extraordinary individuals who form a tight-knit community and excel in many areas above and beyond pediatrics. We have an extraordinarily active advocacy group that has been honored with several awards including the prestigious national Anne E. Dyson Child Advocacy Award. Many of our residents are involved in the MGfC Global Health Program. Residents enjoy each other's company outside of medicine as well (To learn more about resident life, visit the Resident Community tab.)

We hope that you’ll enjoy learning more about our program through our website using the tabs above. We look forward to learning more about you through the application and interview process.