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Resident training

Consult our offer of MIR, EIR and FIR places

The SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital is a university hospital affiliated  with the Universitat de Barcelona. We are a tertiary centre dedicated exclusively to maternal and child healthcare. Our Hospital can boast the highest level of specialisation and complexity and we are able to provide the ideal conditions for delivering all aspects of training related to Paediatrics and Obstetrics/Gynaecology.

Our centre is accredited for Specialised Healthcare Training (FSE) in Paediatrics and Specific Areas, Paediatric Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology (MIR); Clinical Biochemistry (BIR); Microbiology and Parasitology and Hospital Pharmacy (FIR); Paediatric and Obstetrics/Gynaecology Nursing (EIR).

SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital has had accreditation to teach MIR Internal Medical Residency Program, the medical residency programme for new doctors, since 1986, and since 2012, accreditation to run the Resident nurse (EIR), a residency programme for qualified nurses. We currently have 113 residents of the different specialties and 31 tutors.

Teaching at our Hospital is essentially based around the following pillars:

  • Training of the resident in diagnostic and technical skills, through experience working with patients organised into a rotation programme. The supervised activity is reinforced with clinical case sessions, courses, specific workshops and theoretical methods.
  • Acquisition of communication skills through specific training in doctor-patient communication and preparation of scientific publication sessions in the hospital.
  • Consolidation of the ethical principles of the profession and the humanistic and scientific values that characterise our centre.
  • Basic training in clinical and experimental research. We encourage our residents to attend congresses and to participate in scientific publications.
  • Tutor-supported learning. Fulfilling the teaching objectives is helped by the support and monitoring provided by the tutor in the specialist area, reinforced by the head of each department with the supervision and support of the Teaching Committee.
  • Simulation program to train teamwork SIM4R. Program developed specifically for residents in which the main axes of teamwork can be trained throughout the years of training.

This year we offer 45 places among the 8 clinical specialties and biomedical diagnosis of the hospital.

Reasons to do your residency at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

Volume and complexity of our patients

Residents gain highly specialised training thanks  to the volume and complexity of our patients.

Good working environment

We train residents to work in a multidisciplinary environment, to provide comprehensive care to the patient based on humanism and science.

Broad-based, up-to-date and flexible training

The teaching programme incorporates the most innovative techniques and facilities in simulation methods.

Safe residence

Safety is a priority. The 360º program aims to care for the professional in a comprehensive manner.

Meet the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

Our hospital has the best facilities and technology to serve pediatric patients and women. Visit, through explanatory videos, the new operating rooms are like and how they work, the Paediatric ICU, the Ambulatory Surgery Unit, the Day Hospital, and our Emergency and Diagnostic Imaging areas.

SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital is a well known center and many children come. Compared to other centers, you have the possibility of seeing a lot of serious pediatric pathology.
Aitor López, third-year Pediatric resident (R4) at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital
In the gynecology and obstetrics center, you see what you are really going to work with, and also how you want to guide your career. The philosophy of the hospital, respect for patients and the team's vocation makeSJD Barcelona Children's Hospital a unique place for the resident.
Mònica Gibert, resident of Gynecology and Obstetrics (R4) at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital
There’s no question that the best thing about the Hospital is the atmosphere among your co-workers. You work really hard, but seeing so many patients is precisely what trains you to be a paediatrician.
Daniel Penela Sanchez, third-year Pediatric resident (R3) at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital
The combination between autonomy and accompaniment of the resident is balanced and a system with which one learns a lot. In addition there are options to carry out research projects or the thesis in the Hospital, in case it is of your interest.
Miguel Arraez, resident of Gynecology and Obstetrics (R2) at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital
At SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital there is a very friendly relationship between senior doctors and residents, you never feel alone and there are always people with more knowledge and experience available to discuss any uncertainties you have.
Carla Pascual Sala, Pediatric physician and exresident at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

Teaching Committee

The Teaching Committee is regulated by Royal Decree 127/84 and its function is to organise the resident training and supervise its practical application, while ensuring the programme objectives for the different specialist areas are met and establishing a committee for the assessment of each of the residents in training.

The SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital Teaching Committee is also responsible for continuous training sessions. The Committee is chaired by the Head of Studies and is made up of tutors and representatives of the residents in training. There is one representative from each intake of residents on the Committee.