Medical Education

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Pediatric Residency Program

Program Description

The Pediatrics Department at New York Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist Hospital offers a comprehensive, rigorous, and compassionate training program. As an urban program, we boast an exceptionally diverse group of faculty, residents and patients. We have board-certified general pediatricians and pediatric sub-specialists in all required fields and an ever-expanding set of surgical sub-specialists including Pediatric Surgery, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Urology and ENT. Rotations through the ambulatory services, general pediatric unit, newborn nursery, neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, and elective subspecialties provide residents with a wide and complete pediatric education.

Our program has 30 pediatric residents. We have 15 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 service; 350 to PICU; 750 to NICU; 5,600 to the Newborn Nursery; 22,000 visits to the Outpatient Department; and 25,000 visits to the 24-hour Level One Pediatric Emergency Department. In addition, residents take advantage of our close affiliation with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center by choosing electives at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and rotating through the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center PICU during their third year.

We pride ourselves on having 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 while 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.

Our program is unique in its focus on resident wellness, teaching, research, quality improvement, board preparedness, and exceptional patient care. Residents train in a stimulating and warm learning environment set in the heart of beautiful Park Slope, Brooklyn. Our graduates are fully prepared to fulfill their career aspirations and embark on a path of lifelong learning.