Phoenix Children's Pediatric Residency Program Alliance is a comprehensive, fully-accredited, three-year program. It combines experiences at a major multi-specialty children’s hospital (Phoenix Children’s) and a large public medical center (Valleywise Health Medical Center). Set in a multi-cultural location our residents are given the opportunity to work with Native American, Hispanic and diverse refugee populations.

Children are transferred to our hospitals from all over Arizona. The patient referral base provides our residents with an abundance of clinical experiences. Representing all areas of general and subspecialty pediatrics, the faculty is highly trained committed and very accessible to the house staff. There is a strong emphasis on teaching among both faculty and residents, with camaraderie and a pervasive team spirit throughout the program.

Residents at all levels of training, as well as faculty, are available to share information about our training programs.


Phoenix Children’s is a state of the art tertiary care standalone children’s hospital. As Arizona’s first standalone children’s hospital it has long been a leader in providing quality care to both primary care patients and children with significant medical needs. Staff and faculty from all major pediatric surgical and medical subspecialties work at the Hospital, and the Hospital is a tertiary care center for the rest of Arizona. During residency significant exposure to subspecialty pediatrics will occur while at Phoenix Children's.

Licensed Beds433
Primary Pediatric Specialties Offered33
Pediatric Subspecialties Offered55
Annual Emergency Department Visits86,500; including 2,647 trauma visits
Annual Urgent Care Visits52,994
Annual Surgical Cases17,256

Valleywise Health Medical Center (VHMC) is the main inpatient and surgical site for a large, county-wide public health system. VHMC primarily works with an underserved population and provides excellent exposure to primary care pediatrics. Within VHMC is the Arizona Children’s Center, a combination of inpatient, emergency and outpatient settings which focuses on providing high-impact and high-quality care for some of Arizona’s most vulnerable populations. With a newly renovated ED, outpatient clinic and inpatient floor residents work closely with long-term faculty heavily invested in education.

Pediatric Beds34
Neonatal ICU Beds40
Pediatric ICU Beds12
Pediatric Burn Admissions1,630
Annual Admissions5,767
Outpatient Visits22,837
Pediatric Emergency Center Visits18,690