The Pediatric Residency Program offers the physician-in-training a wide spectrum of opportunities to learn child health care. The Department believes that primary care is the essential foundation to prepare the resident to enter pediatric practice either as a generalist or sub specialist. The department includes 30 faculty members and is growing. Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Radiology and Pathology are covered by members of other departments within The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC). TBHC and the Department of Pediatrics are affiliated with Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and faculty members have teaching appointments with Weill Cornell.
Inpatient teaching takes place only at TBHC. The inpatient experience takes place in block rotations in different areas. The pediatric floor at the hospital consists of a 18-bed unit, and we have a brand new state-of-the-art 6-bed pediatric intensive care unit next door. The residents also spend time in the 36 bassinet term nursery, and in the 20 bassinet neonatal intensive care unit. The obstetrical service oversees approximately 2,200 deliveries per year.
Admissions to the inpatient service are mostly from our own Emergency Department and outpatient areas, and this yields a rich patient mix that encompasses all aspects of child and adolescent pathology.
During the impatient experiences each resident has the opportunity to care for newborns, infants, children and adolescents. Patients hospitalized at TBHC include those with common pediatric problems as well as those requiring tertiary and/or intensive care.
Every resident spends one half day a week in their continuity care clinic at TBHC. The residents are the primary physicians for the patients and families in their continuity care clinic. Residents are expected to provide continuity of care for a group of patients throughout their residency. Residents are expected to be responsible for following up all pertinent labs and studies for their panel of patients as well as referring patients for additional consultations, coordinating all care and follow up visits. Residents also rotate through a one month block outpatient pediatric experience in their first year and third year, as well as a one month block of community pediatrics in their first year. The third year outpatient rotation includes a focus on the workings of a private practice, during which they visit outside private offices in our surrounding community.
In addition to caring for subspecialty patients during inpatient and outpatient rotations, structured subspecialty rotations are offered in many subspecialty areas. We have subspecialty faculty in the following areas: Cardiology, Hematology/Oncology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology, Infectious Disease, Rheumatology. Genetics, and Pulmonology. Residents also rotate through a month of Adolescent Medicine during their first year and a month of Child Behavior and Development in their first or second year. In their PL-2 year, residents have a one month elective during which they can choose a subspecialty experience at TBHC or rotate through an outside institution. We also have a Pediatric Radiologist and a Dermatologist who can supervise additional month long experiences.
Visa Sponsorship 
Lisa Oliveri, Program Coordinator
Sarah Rawstron, Program Director
Cynthia Katz, MD, Associate Program Director
Applications are accepted through the ERAS system only.
7:00 – 8:00 A.M.: Morning sign-out from overnight team to day team and floor work
8:00 AM: inpatient night shift intern leaves
8:00 – 8:45 A.M.: Morning lecture (e.g., didactic session by faculty member, journal club, case management discussion)
8:45 – 9:30 A.M.: Morning report
9:15 – 11:00 A.M.: Attending rounds (post-call PL2 and PL3 residents leave by 10:00 A.M.on Mondays, 11 AM Tuesday-Friday)
11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.: Floor work
12:00 – 1:00 P.M.: Noon lecture (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
1:00 – 6:00 P.M.: Floor work/Senior resident teaching
6:00 P.M.: Evening sign-out to overnight team including night shift intern, PL2, PL3 on call
The Brooklyn Hospital Center sponsors J1 visas for international medical graduates, but unfortunately we no longer sponsor any H1 visas.ShareThis 
1) Applications are only accepted through ERAS
2) For the 2012- 2013 application season all positions will be accepted only through the NRMP Match.
3) Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
4) Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicines in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
5) Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who meet one of the following qualifications:
6) Graduates of medical schools outside the U.S.A. who have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.
7) Applicants with USMLE scores of 200 and above are preferred, with no more than 2 attempts to pass each component of the test.
8) Applicants must have passed Step 2-CS and are encouraged to take Step 3 before starting a first year position in the residency program.
9) Applicants within 3-5 years of graduation from medical school are preferred. U.S clinical experience is not required but may be beneficial.
The Department of Pediatrics receives applications for the residency program from September 1 to January 1.
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