Residency program

Why choose VCU?

Top reasons to join the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU team

1. National leader in health care

  • Largest and most comprehensive academic medical center in Virginia
  • The best hospital in Virginia for 2012, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report
  • Among the “Most Wired” health systems in America (Hospitals and Health Networks 2003)
  • One of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers for the past five years

2. Exceptional patient care in all fields of pediatrics

  • July 2010: VCU Medical Center and Children’s Hospital joined together, forming Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU; Together, we are a full-service children’s hospital that offers a robust continuum of pediatric services, research and education
  • Access to all subspecialties
  • Complete electronic medical records accessible from the hospital and from home
  • New pediatric emergency room opened fall 2010
  • New facility for the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism opened July 2011
  • New CHoR pavilion, a comprehensive outpatient center

3. A robust and thriving Department of Pediatrics with excellent leadership

  • Over the past three years, more than 20 new faculty additions in all fields
  • Fellowships in allergy, cardiology, critical care, hematology and oncology, infectious disease, neonatology, and endocrinology
  • A new state-of-the-art single-family room NICU

4. Residency program that provides excellent education in a supportive environment

  • Diverse patient population with exposure to a variety of pathophysiology
  • Largest provider for the indigent pediatric population
  • Extremely collegial relationship between faculty and house staff
  • Childcare with backup advantage program (sick daycare)
  • Annual retreats

5. Excellent central location and fun city in which to live

  • One hour from the mountains, two hours from the beach, two hours from D.C.
  • State capital: access to the legislative process
  • Diverse and unique restaurants
  • Exciting nightlife: dancing, outdoor events, concerts etc.
  • Exposure to the arts: new performing arts center, national museums
  • Affordable housing
  • Newly renovated international airport 10 minutes from downtown Richmond