Curriculum

The Pediatric Residency Program is designed to provide educational experiences that prepare residents to be competent general pediatricians able to provide comprehensive, coordinated care to a broad range of pediatric patients. The residents' educational experiences emphasize the competencies and skills needed to practice first-rate general pediatrics in any community. In addition, the program's opportunities for exposure to the fields of subspecialty pediatrics will sufficiently prepare residents to participate as team members in the care of patients with chronic and complex disorders.

Residents are given the opportunity to function with other members of the healthcare team in both inpatient and ambulatory care settings in order to become proficient as leaders in the organization and management of patient care.

The Pediatric Residency Program provides residents with a broad exposure to the health care of infants, children, adolescents and young adults, as well as substantial experience in the management of diverse pathologic conditions. These include experiences in child health supervision and those conditions commonly encountered in primary care practice. They also include experience with a wide range of acute and chronic medical conditions of pediatrics in both inpatient and ambulatory settings. Preventive health care, ethical issues and discussions of the cost of diagnostic tests, procedures and therapies are part of all rotations.

Throughout all years of training, emphasis is placed on enhancement of the resident's competence in the medical interview, physical examination, and communication and interpersonal skills. The Pediatric Residency Training program is designed to prepare the resident for the examination of the American Board of Pediatrics and fulfills the requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for training in pediatrics.

The residency training program involves several nearby hospitals, as well as Maimonides Medical Center. Coney Island Hospital, a New York City municipal hospital, has been an integral part of the training program for many years. Lutheran Medical Center, a community hospital with a nationally renowned ambulatory and primary care emphasis, provides continuity experience for some of the residents. Rotations to each of these institutions offer the residents opportunities to work with different patient populations and a larger, more varied faculty; which exposes the resident to a wider variety of medical problems.

Over the three years of the training program the resident will have the following rotations:

32 weeks

Inpatient Pediatrics

24 weeks

Primary Care Ambulatory Pediatrics

20 weeks

Emergency Room

12 weeks

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

8 weeks

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

8 weeks

Normal Newborn Experience

4 weeks

Adolescent Medicine

4 weeks

Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics

32 weeks

Pediatric Subspecialties and Electives

 

PL-1

Weeks

Inpatient Pediatrics

12

Primary Care Ambulatory Pediatrics

12

Emergency Room

4

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

4

Term Nursery

8

Adolescent Medicine

4

Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics

4

Vacation

4

PL-2

Weeks 

Inpatient Pediatrics

8

Primary Care Ambulatory Pediatrics

8

Emergency Room

8

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

4

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

4

Subspecialties/Electives

16

Vacation

4

PL-3

Weeks 

Inpatient Pediatrics

12

Primary Care Ambulatory Pediatrics

4

Emergency Room

8

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

4

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

4

Subspecialties/Electives

16

Vacation

4