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Pediatric Residency

Welcome to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Pediatric Residency Program, where our mission is to support the development of leaders in child and adolescent health with a focus on health equity and care for the underserved. In order to achieve this, we are committed to the following:

  • Community: We cultivate a supportive, collaborative and inclusive community that reflects the diverse patient population we serve.
  • Growth: We strive to grow and lift each other toward excellence through hard work, innovation, adaptability and accountability.
  • Respect: We keep an open mind and presume good intent in our approach to treat all individuals, including ourselves, with respect, compassion and dignity.
  • Communication: We communicate openly and honestly as the foundation of effective teamwork and relationship-building.
  • Joy: We embrace the joy in our work and uphold a spirit of optimism and light-heartedness.

Our Class of 2026 speaks 12 different languages, and calls 14 states and 7 countries home. Meet all of our residents here.

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How to Apply

CHLA Pediatric Residency Program

All applications to the CHLA Pediatric Residency Program must be submitted through ERAS and must include the following:

  • Medical school transcripts
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript(s). (We require passing scores. There is no minimum score cut-off)
  • Dean's letter/MSPE
  • Three letters of recommendation (we do not require a letter from the Chair of Pediatrics)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement

We do not have a graduation date cut-off.

The deadline to submit applications is October 4, 2023.

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