Curriculum and Rotations

Through direct observation and supervision of patient care by faculty, the residents gain the skills necessary to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team in the practice of evidence-based medicine. With increasing independence, the residents learn to lead their multidisciplinary teams to improve outcomes in primary and subspecialty patient care. Participation in Scholarly Activity (Research and Quality Improvement) is compulsory and occurs during all three years of training.

Educational Units of Inpatient Care

  • Inpatient pediatrics (FHMC and JHMC)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (4 in total)
  • Pediatrics Critical Care (Northwell Cohen Children’s)
  • Term newborn

Educational Units of Ambulatory Care

  • Pediatric Emergency Department will be scheduled throughout all three years
  • Throughout all three years, residents are engaged with the primary care pediatrician in the patient-centered medical home in FHMC Ambulatory Care Center
  • Third year residents with individualized curriculum for General Pediatrics may rotate with local private pediatricians, as approved by the Department

Nine Educational Units of Subspecialty

One Unit block of:

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Developmental & Behavior

Four Mandatory Educational Units from the following:

Second or Third Year Third Year
Pediatric Cardiology Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Pediatric Endocrinology Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Pediatric Gastroenterology Pediatric Nephrology
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Pediatric Neurology
Pediatric Pulmonology  

Three additional elective Educational Units are available for Third year residents only:

  • Palliative Medicine
  • Neurodevelopmental disabilities
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Pediatric Radiology