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Physician Careers at Children’s


Children’s Hospital Central California is a not-for-profit, state-of-the-art children’s hospital on a 50-acre campus with a Medical Staff of more than 450 Physicians. Over 140 of these doctors are dedicated pediatric subspecialists with practices located in our main building or on our main campus.

Children’s offers physicians a large patient base. Covering the entire heart of California, our service area ranges from Stockton to Bakersfield, and the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. In California, we treat more inpatient cases than any pediatric hospital north of San Diego, making us the second largest children’s hospital in the state. Our 348-bed facility is one of the 10 largest hospitals of its type in the nation.

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Physician Organizations

Physician Organizations

The Hospital works closely with its physician groups to help provide the resources necessary to have a successful practice. We are affiliated with Specialty Medical Group Central California, Inc. (SMG), as well as a number of other specialty based physician organizations. Physicians considering a career at Children's are encouraged to review SMG's website to see what this physician-owned and operated group has to offer. The Hospital is also closely linked to ChildNet Medical Associates, another physician-owned and operated group with a lot to offer pediatric specialists coming to our community.

Quality and Service

Our service speaks for itself. We perform more than 9,000 pediatric surgeries a year and our Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units have some of the lowest mortality rates in the country while treating some of the sickest kids. Our Craycroft Cancer Center is a full member of the nationally-recognized Children’s Oncology Group (COG), and sees more than 100 new cases a year. Our Willson Heart Center has pioneered pediatric heart care for half a century. Check out a complete list of our specialties and services and learn more about everything Children's offers on our Services page.

History, Growth and Commitment

We have treated and supported California’s kids for more than 50 years and have consistently developed the resources, personnel, technology and techniques necessary to meet emerging needs. We are a research and education hospital with an academic affiliation with the University of California San Francisco-Fresno Medical Education Program and a driving force in bringing top medical professionals like you to the region. We are fiscally responsible, socially active, and here to make kids’ lives better, and we would are excited that you are considering joining our team. You can learn about our mission and core values as well as see a bullet-point history of Children's in the About Us and Info Section.


Immediate Opportunities

Specialty Medical Group Central California, Inc. (SMG), in affiliation with Children’s Hospital Central California, has exciting opportunities available in these specialties:

  • Pediatric Neurologist
  • Perinatologist

Interested? Contact us:

Consultant Physician Recruitment
Lourdine Skillin

(559) 353-8173

E-mail: MDRecruitment@childrenscentralcal.org