Life as a Resident
THE FIRST YEAR
During the first year of residency you are the primary physician to Bronx-Lebanon patients. Perhaps more than at any other hospital, you gain essential experience with many kinds of medical patients by taking responsibility for them in the hospital and by recruiting them for your office practice, where you follow them throughout your residency.
During the first year, you will rotate through a range of pediatric and sub-specialty rotations while maintaining an active practice in the general outpatient setting one day a week. You will also complete a block rotation in community pediatrics.
A typical day for the first year resident during these months combines experience and didactic learning.
Call and Night Float
THE SECOND YEAR
As a matter of scheduling, the second year resident's typical day is similar to the first year. Your role in inpatient care is, however, a very different one. As the team leader you supervise a team of interns and serve as a role model to the junior residents. Also, as a second year resident you will complete some of your required and elective sub-specialty rotations (see third year below).
As in the first year, you will continue to follow your regular patient panel in the general pediatric clinic.
A typical day for a second year resident combines learning with leadership.
THE THIRD YEAR
As a senior year resident you will take further responsibility for patient care and sharpen your sub-specialty skills in preparation for the general pediatric boards. You will choose in-depth sub-specialty experiences from, among the following:
A typical day for a third year resident combines learning with leadership.
As in the first two years, you will continue to expand your primary care practice, gaining speed and accuracy in the management of patients with multiple medical problems and practicing with still greater independence. A typical day for a third year resident stresses leadership and in-depth study of specific areas of medical practice.
Graduates of the program are well equipped to handle the diversity and complexity of primary care pediatric practices. In fact, most of our graduates go into practice upon leaving the program. Many of our graduates have opened practices in the area surrounding the hospital or in hospital based practices. Hospital admitting privileges are offered to program graduates planning to practice in the area.
A significant number go on to sub-specialty fellowship training in centers across the country in neonatology, allergy/immunology, endocrinology, nephrology, critical care, hematology/oncology, neurology and infectious diseases. The faculty continues to provide career counseling even after graduation.