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Pediatric Residency Program

A Message from Pramod Narula, MD

Pramod Narula, MD

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of the Weill Cornell Medical College. The Hospital serves the entire borough of Brooklyn and is located in Park Slope, one of New York's most desirable neighborhoods.

Respect and camaraderie among attending physicians and residents is our program's most distinguishing feature. Residents work directly with attending physicians, and we strive to create a relationship that is both collegial and supervisory. We tailor our program to meet the individual needs of our residents, and we let them know that they are important to us both as physicians and as people.

Our curriculum focuses on blending exceptional patient care with superb resident training. Residents graduate with a strong foundation in research, quality improvement, and culturally competent patient care. Our graduates have excelled in all areas, launching academic and private practice careers and securing prestigious subspecialty fellowships.

I am pleased to invite you to apply for a residency in pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.

Pramod Narula, MD,
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric Program Description

The Pediatrics Department at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital offers a comprehensive, rigorous, and compassionate training program. An urban program, we boast an exceptionally diverse group of faculty, residents and patients. We have board certified general pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists in all required fields and an ever expanding roster of surgical subspecialists in fields including pediatric surgery, orthopedics, neurosurgery, urology and otolaryngology. Rotations through the outpatient clinic, general pediatrics unit, newborn nursery, neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, and elective subspecialties provide residents with a wide and complete pediatric education.

We have 19 beds on the pediatric inpatient unit, 5 PICU beds, 24 NICU beds, and 60 bassinets in the newborn nursery. Annually, we have approximately 1,900 admissions to the pediatric inpatient unit; 350 to PICU; 750 to NICU; 5,600 to the newborn nursery; 22,000 visits to the outpatient clinic; and 25,000 visits to the 24-hour Level One pediatric emergency service. All of our residents' training needs are met at the Hospital's main campus. In addition, residents take advantage of our close affiliation with New York- Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center by choosing electives at NYP and rotating through the NYP/Weill Cornell PICU during their third year.
We are proud of an outstanding teaching environment in which residents develop one-on-one relationships with faculty during inpatient teaching rounds, outpatient visits, didactic sessions, and mentorship meetings. Our residents are closely supervised but also encouraged to develop independent plans for patient care, research, and quality improvement projects. Our residents present research at national conferences and publish in major pediatric journals.

The program is also unique in its focus on resident wellness, board preparedness, and exceptional patient care. Our graduates are fully prepared to fulfill their career aspirations and embark on a path of lifelong learning.


Applications for appointments commencing in July each year are made during the preceding fall. The application deadline is November 1st. All applications must be made through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

We require a dean's letter from your medical school, three letters of recommendation (one of which must be from the Department of Pediatrics), a medical school transcript, a curriculum vitae, and a personal statement. We also require that you have USMLE steps 1 and 2 completed and scores submitted.

Once all supporting material has been received, applicants will be contacted promptly if interviews are desired. It is not necessary to contact us directly regarding the status of your application.

Eligible candidates are interviewed by two or more members of the pediatric faculty and are evaluated on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. Candidates are ranked by a committee of the faculty for selection via the NRMP.

To learn more about our program:

Clinical Rotations
Rotation Schedule
Conferences and Reports
Enrichment Opportunities and Special Programs

See NYPBMH publications in peer-reviewed journals, including pediatrics.

See recent fellowships received by graduates of NYP Brooklyn Methodist's Pediatric Residency Program.

For further information, contact:

Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Pediatrics
NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
506 Sixth Street
Brooklyn, New York 11215
Tel: 718-780-5970
Fax: 718-780-3266

Please note: Our program will accept online applications only. Applicants must use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). For details regarding the application process, contact your dean's office or ECFMG.