Pediatric Residency Program
A Message from Pramod Narula, M.D.
New York Methodist Hospital is a major teaching hospital and tertiary center for a growing health care system in Brooklyn. New York Methodist's pediatric program - which meets all requirements of the American Board of Pediatrics - is designed to be a model for pediatric training with an emphasis on the preparation of physicians for primary care and community pediatrics. Resident physicians are offered sound and relevant practice-oriented, community-based, primary care experience that takes advantage of the Hospital's many links with the Brooklyn community.
We strongly believe that pediatric residency training is the time to build a foundation in primary care pediatrics. Continuity experiences based in our Ambulatory Care Center have been rated highly by residents and medical students. Practice Management and community pediatrics are also addressed during training.
The pediatric subspecialty experience at New York Methodist includes gastroenterology, cardiology, neurology, pulmonary disease, nephrology, allergy, hematology, infectious disease, adolescent medicine, child development, and endocrinology. This subspecialty experience, which is integrated into the pediatric group practice program, is intended to teach the skills needed to care effectively for children in the community with acute or chronic illnesses.
The cohesiveness and camaraderie between attending physicians and residents is New York Methodist's most distinguishing feature. Attending physicians are always available to consult with residents, and we strive to create a relationship that is both collegial and supervisory.
Attending physicians act as preceptors, and their primary purpose is to teach. We tailor the 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.
New York Methodist Hospital offers an organized and stimulating teaching program in a hospital setting that is conducive to learning. We prepare our residents for the future. Our graduates have excelled in all areas, including private practice and academic positions.
I am pleased to invite you to apply for a residency in primary care pediatrics at New York Methodist Hospital.
Pramod Narula, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Pediatric Program Description
The Pediatrics Department at New York Methodist Hospital offers a comprehensive training program. Practical pediatrics is presented in an informal and pleasant atmosphere; however, our curriculum is rigorous, and is transmitted using a variety of innovative teaching techniques. The teaching of educational and leadership skills takes place throughout the three years. Daily teaching rounds are made with full-time attending physicians. A daily morning report and teaching conference covering both general and subspecialty topics is conducted by our full-time staff and outside speakers.
Rotations through the ambulatory care offices, general pediatric unit, newborn nursery, neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, and elective subspecialty rotations provide residents with a wide and complete pediatric education. The program is designed to allow one to begin a primary pediatric practice immediately or to go on to subspecialty fellowships.
Each year there are over 18,000 patient visits to the pediatric emergency service and an additional 20,000 visits to the general and subspecialty pediatric clinics. The Hospital operates 15 pediatric beds, five pediatric intensive care beds, 24 neonatal intensive care beds, and 42 newborn beds. Resident physicians spend 90 percent of their time at New York Methodist Hospital and ten percent of their time at the Weill Cornell Medical Center of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Fifty-five percent of training takes place in an ambulatory setting, and 45 percent occurs in an inpatient setting.
Residency appointments are for one year, but most house officers complete the full three years of training.
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 scores in by February 15th of the year for which you are applying to match. Two digit scores of 80 and above are preferred but not required.
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. Exceptionally qualified candidates who have already received their M.D. degree may be recruited outside the match.
To learn more about our program:
Conferences and Workshops
For further information, contact:
Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Pediatrics
New York Methodist Hospital
506 Sixth Street
Brooklyn, New York 11215
Again, our program will only accept applications over the internet using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). For details regarding the application process, contact your dean's office or ECFMG.