Pediatric Residency Program

About the Pediatric Residency Program

The residency program provides a comprehensive experience in General Pediatrics to prepare residents to meet the challenge as an independent clinician in general pediatrics or as a pediatric specialist. It also provides residents a broad exposure to the healthcare of children and experience in the management of a diverse population with a wide variety of conditions in an urban setting.

ACGME Competencies

The residency program requires the residents to obtain competencies in the six areas according to ACGME regulations:

1- Patient Care and Procedural Skills

2- Medical Knowledge

3- Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

4- Interpersonal and Communication Skills

5- Professionalism

6- Systems-Based Practice

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Our pediatric residency training program is divided into 39 four-week-cycles, including core rotations and electives. Core rotations include Inpatient Wards (8-9 cycles), Nursery (3 cycles), NICU (3-4 cycles), PICU (2 cycles), Emergency Department (3 cycles), General Pediatric Clinic (5-6 cycles) and Community (1 cycle).  In addition, certain specialties are core rotations, including Developmental Pediatrics (1 cycle), Adolescent Medicine (1 cycle), Cardiology (1 cycle), Neurology (1 cycle), Infectious Diseases (1 cycle) and Endocrinology (1 cycle).  The remainder of the residency consists of electives which are rotations that are individualized and allow residents to focus on their career development.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln offers its residents a comprehensive benefits package. For more information about salaries and benefits, please click here.

External Rotations

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

The Pediatric Critical Care Unit at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore is a 26-bed Pediatric Critical Care Unit, in which the primary team takes care of severely ill patients with surgical and medical conditions. Pathologies that can be seen in this rotation include acute respiratory failure, septic shock, cardiothoracic surgery, solid organ transplant and neurosurgery. As a resident, you will also be exposed to other methods of advanced therapeutics, including non-conventional respiratory support, ECMO and renal replacement therapy. For more information, please click here.


The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is a cancer treatment and research institute, recognized as one of the best in the world and ranked as the “best hospital” for cancer care for the past 25 years, according to U.S. News & World Report. As a resident, you will take care of patients, together with leading experts in the treatment of pediatric malignancies and immune deficiencies. For more information, please click here.

Other outside rotations include Pediatric Surgery (Montefiore), Cardiology at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, and Nephrology at New York Presbyterian (Weill Cornell Medicine).

Didactic Curriculum

The clinical experiences in the ambulatory, inpatient, and acute care settings are complemented by daily didactic sessions. There are more than 500 hours each academic year of morning and afternoon conferences consisting of lectures and activities for the enhancement of knowledge. Each conference is attended by the program director or other faculty attending.

Mentoring Program

All residents are matched with a faculty physician, who is intended to help the new interns to adjust to their new roles. The faculty physician meets with them regularly throughout the residency to provide formal suggestions and advices regarding annual evaluations, development of a career plan to meet short term professional goals, research projects, and any other personal/professional matter.  The resident also can choose a mentor considering academic affinities and goals for fellowship.

Current Residents and Alumni

Our program contains a diverse mix of residents from around the world. Our multicultural group enriches the learning and developing environment through different experiences and sharing of cultures among ourselves and the community. To meet our current residents, click here.

Over the last 5 years, about 50% of our graduates go on to fellowship and the rest go into general practice. For more information about our accomplishments, click here. Our average Board Pass Rate in the last 3 years is 70 %.

Research We strongly encourage all the residents to participate in a research project as part of their residency training. When a resident decides to participate in a research protocol, he/she is matched with a Research Assistant from our Research Department. The Research Assistant assists our faculty and residents in preparation of proposal, approvals and assistance required to compile materials and information on research studies; reviewing and collecting data in the patient electronic record, among other duties. For more detailed information, please click here.

Living In New York City

All the knowledge and skills you will gain during your three-year residency, will be accompanied with an amazing experience in one of the world’s most vibrant and culturally rich cities. Theaters, concerts, arts, museums, opera, ballet, restaurants, festivals, street fairs, parks, shopping, hotels, and tourist sites give you an experience unlike any other city in the world. Most of our residents live in the Bronx, especially around Pelham Parkway, a residential neighborhood geographically located in the center of the Bronx. Other residents live in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester, or New Jersey.

Pediatric Residency Program Application Process

We accept applications only through ERAS. Our interviews are from September through January. For more information please contact our Program Coordinator:
Ms. Rosa Medina
Telephone: 718-579-5030
Fax: 718-579-4700

1. For IMG’s, must be ECFMG certified
2. Passed USMLE Steps 1, 2 CK & CS
3. Although we do not require having passed USMLE Step 3 to apply, we strongly recommend to take it before residency starts.
4. Less than five years since graduation.

1. Exam Scores at least 230+ in 1st attempt
2. Pediatric experience is welcome
3. Genuine Interest in Pediatrics

Pediatric Care at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln

Pediatric Ambulatory Care Center

General Pediatrics and Subspecialties

The Pediatric Ambulatory Care Center has more than 30 spacious examination rooms in a child-friendly environment. We provide care for almost 35,000 patients annually. Our center provides comprehensive primary care services, and subspecialty services.

Child Abuse/Sexual Assault Clinic (CASA)

The CASA clinic has a unique multidisciplinary program that provides medical and psychosocial evaluations for children who are victims of child abuse or neglect. The team serves in an advocacy role with legal, child welfare, and law enforcement agencies and offers short-term psychological therapy for victims of abuse.

Teen Center

NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln provides comprehensive health services to adolescents between ages 12 to 21 through its nationally recognized Teen Center. The Teen Center provides an array of primary care including routine vaccinations and physicals, gynecological services, contraception methods, specialized services, and social services.

Inpatient Unit

The Inpatient Unit contains 24 beds, including two negative pressure rooms for special isolation. The unit handles a wide variety of patients with cases such as asthma, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and skin infections. The unit handles approximate 1,500 admissions per year and multidisciplinary rounds are held daily (including holidays) by hospitalists.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is an 8-bed unit that provides close monitoring and management of patients with conditions such as seizure, diabetic ketoacidosis, severe asthma, and other severe illnesses requiring intensive care. The unit handles more than 500 admissions every year.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln is a New York State approved Level III Perinatal Center. Lincoln operates 24/7 a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with a team of board certified neonatologists and caring clinicians trained to serve the special needs of high risk newborns. We work closely with a Regional Perinatal Center to transfer newborns who require cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, or ECMO.

Newborn Nursery

NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln was the first hospital in the Bronx to be designated “Baby-Friendly” by Baby-Friendly USA, part of an initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) designed to improve maternal and infant health by promoting breastfeeding. We promote “rooming in,” which allows mothers and infants to remain together 24 hours a day. The unit receives more than 2,000 newborns per year.

Pediatric Emergency Room

The Pediatric Emergency Department is separated from the Adult ER and cares for approximately 43,000 patients annually, offering its services 24-hours daily. The Trauma Team consists of board-certified trauma surgeons. Patients with asthma receive immediate attention in the emergency room. Emergency behavioral health services are also offered around the clock for children and adolescents who are experiencing a crisis.


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