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Pediatrics

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Program Overview

The Pediatric Residency Program is a three-year program with a strong emphasis on teaching and research. St. Joseph's was one of the first Children's Hospitals in New Jersey and includes a 48 bed General Pediatric Service, a 12 bed Pediatric ICU, a 30 bed Neonatal ICU, a 20 bed Intermediate Nursery, and a 30 bassinet Full Term Nursery.  All pediatric subspecialists are based at St. Joseph's and all rotations are done on-site.  In a typical year, we will have 40,000 visits to our pediatric emergency department, 6000 admissions, and 300,000 outpatient visits.

Our yearly class is made up of 12 residents.  At the beginning of the PGY-1 year, each resident is assigned a faculty advisor who provides guidance and direction over the course of the 3 years of training.  Acceptance into our residency program is highly competitive with an average of 1,500 applications for the 12 spots per year.

Our conferences and rounds includes (hyperlink to conference schedule):

  • Morning Report
  • Family-centered Bedside Teaching Rounds
  • Resident Seminars
  • Grand Rounds weekly throughout the academic year
  • Noon Conferences
  • Subspecialty Conferences
  • Journal Club
  • Emergency Pediatrics Series
  • Board Review Series
  • Research Methods Course

Research is an integral component of our residency program. Each resident develops an IRB-approved project with a faculty research mentor. It is the expectation that each resident completes a research project over the course of his or her training.  Past residents research projects have lead to poster presentations at regional and national meetings, as well as publications in multiple peer reviewed journals.  (hyperlink to Pediatric Dept Research) Our academic affiliation with New York Medical College, allows for further research and teaching opportunities.

Graduates from of our residency program have gone on to complete fellowships at some of the top pediatric sub-specialty training programs in the country (hyperlink tab for 'after graduation').   Many other graduates have started or joined successful general pediatric practices in Northern New Jersey and throughout the rest of the United States.

Interaction and teaching from our full-time general and subspecialist pediatricians is the foundation of the training program and occurs on a daily basis in every rotation, as well as with the faculty advisors and research mentors.  At the Pediatric Residency Program at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, we strive to shape the future pediatricians of our community and the future leaders in Pediatrics.  This is achieved over the course of the 3 years of training with a combination of lectures and teaching from our dedicated and decorated faculty to the treatment of our varied and diverse patient population.

 

Rotations

ROTATION
1st Year
2nd Year
3rd Year
Adolescent Medicine
4
0
0
Ambulatory Medicine
4
4
8
ER
4
0
4
Inpatient
16
8 8
Well Baby Nursery
4
0
0
NICU
4
8
4
PICU
0
4
4
Cardiology
0
4
0
Neurology
0
4
0
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
4
0
0
Hematology/Oncology
0
4
0
Infectious Diseases
0
4
0
Pulmonology
2
0
0
Nephrology
2
0
0
Endrocrinology
0
4
0
Subspecialty
Vacation
0
0
0
0
4
4
Elective - Call Free 0 0 4

Resident Recognition / Awards

  • The Miranda Award in Neonatology- Recognizes the outstanding resident in this field.
  • Continuity Clinic- The James Morrill Continuity Clinic award recognizes an outstanding resident who exemplifies the spirit of continuity.
  • The Best Teaching Resident Award- Recognizes a senior resident selected by his/her peers for outstanding commitment to teaching.


Other Programs Operated by the Children's Hospital

  • Early Intervention Program: provides comprehensive educational and therapeutic interventions for the families of children under age three with delays or disabilities. It is funded by a grant from the New Jersey Department of Education.
  • WIC Program: This federal program for Women, Infants and Children provides nutritional assessment, counseling, nutrition education and specified food supplements. It is often the entry point into systematic health care for children in our community. The main office is located on the SJHMC campus and 14 satellite sites are located among three northern New Jersey counties.
  • Regional Craniofacial Center: A multi–disciplinary team of specialists provides education, consultation, diagnosis and treatment to pediatric patients with craniofacial disorders, including cleft lip and palate, velo–pharangeal abnormalities and feeding disorders.
  • Feeding and Swallowing Center: also utilizes a multi-disciplinary team of specialists to analyze and propose remediation strategies for children who have significant feeding and swallowing issues of diverse etiologies.
  • Teen Obstetrical program is operated jointly with the Department of Obstetrics and provides quality obstetrical care to adolescents.

 

For Pediatric Residency Program application criteria, please contact us: 973.754.2565.


 

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