Life in Residency

The view from the top of OHSU's Tram at sunrise.

General Information

  • 56 residents, including categorical Pediatrics and Child Neurology/NDD 
  • Three main clinical sites: Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Randall Children’s Hospital, and Kaiser Permanente
  • Partnership with FQHCs for primary care, community advocacy, and elective experiences
  • 50% of graduates enter fellowship, 50% pursue general pediatric careers
  • Many alumni stay in Portland after graduation, including many who match into our fellowships

Program Highlights

  • Doernbecher Children's Hospital is a busy tertiary care referral center, serving a diverse patient population and overlooking the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon
  • Medium-sized program allows for strong resident-faculty relationships
  • Culture that values equity, diversity, inclusion, and wellbeing
  • Primary Care, Subspecialty, and Acute Care Pathways, with individualized curriculum tailored to meet each resident’s learning goals
  • Strong general pediatric knowledge base developed through ample time in ambulatory setting and dedicated rotations in all core pediatric specialties
  • Broad opportunities for scholarship, including QI, advocacy, research, and education
  • For more information, please visit our Pediatric Residency Training webpage
View of Willamette River and bridge across Portland

Living in Portland and Oregon

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Wellness Initiatives

A scenic view of an Oregon mountain range on a sunny day.
  • A resident lounge with grab-and-go snacks and coffee
  • Multi-layers of faculty mentorship, and a “big sib/little sib” program among residents
  • Mental health resources, including the OHSU Resident & Faculty Wellness Program and the Peer Support Program (free, confidential peer support for all faculty, residents, and fellows to help reduce distress and promote wellness in clinicians who have experienced an adverse event or other exposure to trauma in the medical role)
  • Residency program group activities: Friday kickball, yard games, Portland beach day, group hike at Mount St. Helens, and wine tasting
  • Meal money for shifts worked longer than 12 hours

Diversity Initiatives

Working on the “Hill”

A photo from the top of Marquam Hill at sunrise with Mt. Hood in the distance.

We love our residents!

A group of OHSU's Pediatric Residents outside.
Two girls and one boy crouch down on the beach while a fourth woman lays on top of them, with Haystack Rock in the background.
A group of women pose in a line on a rooftop bar at sunset with downtown Portland behind them.
A group of people posing in a line while skiing and snowboarding on Mt. Hood.
Four women, three men and three dogs in a line posing while on a hike on a cloudy day.
A woman holding a dog standing next to another woman and a man (all smiling) while on a hike on a sunny day with Mt. Hood in the background.
A group of OHSU Pediatric Residents pose outside a hotel wearing costumes.
A group of people float in inter-tubes on a river on a sunny day.
A group of people pose wearing Ghostbuster costumes.
Five Pediatric Interns pose in clinic wearing PPE facemasks.
Two men, two women and one dog on a hike with Mt. Hood in the background.
A group of OHSU Pediatric Residents posing after a friends Thanksgiving dinner.
Four women and three men, all OHSU Pediatric Residents, pose while at a wine vinyard.
A group of pediatric residents sitting around a conference table wearing their scrubs and PPE masks, each of them holding up an orange.
Two women and one man stand in a swimming hole with a waterfall behind them.
Three OHSU Pediatric Residents dressed in Halloween costumes in clinic.
Four girls and one boy pose in a cut-out pumpkin at a pumpkin patch.
Four OHSU Pediatric Residents wearing PPE masks (two women and two men) standing at the OHSU Tram platform on a sunny morning.
A group of people pose smiling while at a baby shower.