Orange, CA

Date Posted

January 27, 2023

The Department of Pediatrics, in the School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine is seeking qualified candidates for the position of UCI-CHOC Pediatric Residency Chief Resident for the academic year July 2023-June 2024. This is an exciting opportunity to be an integral part of our dynamic pediatric training program and to be a junior faculty member in the department. There are currently 80 pediatric residents in our program, including child neurology and pediatric genetics.

Candidates should have a strong academic record as well as exceptional interpersonal, clinical and leadership skills. They must have a commitment to teaching and a sincere desire to be a chief resident of a multisite program with complex needs. Candidates must have completed a three-year residency in pediatrics by the start date – July 1, 2023.

In collaboration with two other chief residents, duties will consist of mentoring pediatric residents and medical students, coordinating educational activities for the pediatric residents, organizing, and tracking the educational curriculum, developing curricula and board review sessions, and supervising pediatric residents in simulation and ambulatory care. The chief residents are key members of the program leadership team. Further, as a junior faculty member, the chief serves an important role in departmental administrative meetings, including the program evaluation committee and other educational/hospital-based committees. You will be provided the opportunity to maintain and further refine clinical skills as a part-time attending (up to 0.4 FTE) in our outpatient clinic, newborn services, and/or urgent care, depending on your professional and career goals.

APPLICANT PROCEDURE – Interested candidates should send the following to

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter describing your interest in the position
  • Letter of recommendation from your current residency program director

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. and/or equivalent license appropriate to the position(s).
  • Board Certification or Eligibility within specialty is also required.


  • Must be a current pediatric resident in good standing with an ACGME-accredited training program.
  • Must graduate in June of 2023 from an ACGME accredited residency training program and be prepared to start July 1, 2023.
  • Must be American Board of Pediatrics eligible in 2023.
  • Must be able to submit proof of your legal right to work in the United States.


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The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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