Pediatric Residency Program
The Pediatric Residency Program of White Memorial has thirteen pediatric residents with four residents at each of the three levels of training, with one level hosting five residents on a rotational basis. The program is a member of he National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) through which incoming Pediatric candidates are selected via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
There is a 28-bed general pediatric ward with a 5-bed pediatric intensive care unit adjacent to this ward. Patients with general pediatric medical and surgical problems are admitted to both of these units. There is a 28-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and a nursery with a capacity of 42 beds.
We have eight full-time pediatric faculty including specialists in Allergy/Immunology, Behavior and Development, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology-Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Neurology and Psychology . In addition there are subspecialists in Neonatology and Pediatric Intensive Care. Other subspecialists with experience in Pediactric Care include ENT, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, Podiatry, Radiology and Urology.
Daily attending rounds on the Pediatric ward and the PICU in conjunction with four teaching conferences per week are the mainstay of the education of the Pediatric Residents. These teaching conferences include case conferences selected from the difficult cases on the ward; subspecialty conferences including allergy and immunology, pediatric intensive care, neonatology, radiology, cardiology, adolescent medicine, endocrinology, infectious disease, board review sessions and grand rounds usually given by guest speakers discussing the wide-range of topics pertinent to children and their problems.
There are two to three teaching conferences per week in addition to Ward Attending Rounds:
- Pediatric Surgery Conference
- Infectious Diseases Conference
- Adolescent Medicine Conference
- Pediatric Endocrine Conference
- Ambulatory Pediatric Conference
- Radiology Conference
- Journal Club
- Cardiology Conference
- Laboratory Conference
- ENT Conference
- Neonatology Conference
- Neurology Conference
- Ophthalmology Conference
- Orthopedic Conference
- Psychology Conference
- Urology Conference
- Morbidity/Mortality Conference
- Board Review
- Behavior Development Conference
To maintain the skills of the pediatric house staff and neonatal intensive care, the interns and residents are exposed to special intubation sessions early in the academic year and are all certified in neonatal intubation. In addition, the pediatric house staff go through the Pediatric Advanced Life Support program and the Neonatal Resuscitation program.
Contact The American Board of Pediatrics