Residency in General Pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center
Research in motion
Scholarly pursuits by residents are highly encouraged and supported. By the beginning of a resident’s PGY2 year most residents have selected a mentor to help them with their scholarly work. In addition, many residents may elect to take a “research month” to pursue in depth scholarly activity during their PGY2 and PGY3 years.
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research is a unique, disease-oriented biomedical research institution dedicated to advancing science that's located on the North Shore campus. More than 100 physicians and scientists study disease at all levels – from molecular biology to patient-oriented research – and translate their scientific findings into practical use. The institute provides training, monetary support and personnel to help residents with their research projects. In addition, each pediatric division is involved in a number of research initiatives and they welcome resident participation. These projects include those involving bench research, clinical research, performance-improvement methodology and population health.
Northwell Health sponsors an annual Resident Academic Day, where residents throughout the health system compete for awards, and the Department of Pediatrics sponsors a Resident Research Day and a Quality Symposium. In addition, each year a number of residents present their work at national meetings. The program directors and faculty are committed to fostering a resident's academic pursuits.
If a resident’s paper is accepted for presentation at a national meeting, the program will pay the resident’s reasonable travel expenses.
Below is a list of Publications and Presentations from CCMC residents from the last few academic years.
Ongoing professional development
As the medical industry continues to evolve, so must physicians. Growth and development as a physician is essential to providing excellent patient care and advancing the field of medicine. Professional evolution requires a dedication to enhancing your medical knowledge and skills over time, networking with other health professionals, and managing your debt and general financial health. We offer our trainees mentorship and other opportunities to help prepare them for their future endeavors.
Advanced subspecialty training
During your residency you will have the opportunity to rotate through a number of subspecialty areas, including neonatology, adolescent medicine, cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, and medical genetics. If you wish to continue your education in those fields, we provide one-on-one mentorship with physicians board certified in your field of interest and 13 subspecialty pediatric fellowship training programs.
The Division of Adolescent Medicine at Cohen Children’s Medical Center provides an ACGME-approved three-year fellowship training program in adolescent medicine. This program was one of the first adolescent medicine programs approved in the United States. Fellows are trained at Cohen Children’s Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital, as well as outpatient clinics, inpatient units, office practices and the eating disorder program at Cohen Children’s.
The child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center trains psychiatrists to understand; relate to, and treat the complex emotional, behavioral and developmental needs of children and teens. The United States is facing a shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists. As of 2013, there were only 8,300 to treat more than 15 million children and teens in need of the special expertise of child and adolescent psychiatrists. The faculty and staff at Zucker Hillside are committed to addressing this shortfall through the development of exceptional clinicians in this field.
The Child Neurology Program at Cohen Children's Medical Center is a three-year fellowship program accredited by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology leading to certification in neurology with special competence in child neurology. Cohen Children’s is the main pediatric teaching hospital for the Zucker School of Medicine.
The developmental and behavioral health pediatrics fellowship at Cohen Children’s Medical Center is a three-year program for pediatricians wanting to specialize in addressing the needs of children with neurodevelopmental, behavioral and psychosocial conditions. Approximately 1 in every 8 children has a developmental, behavioral or psychosocial condition. This fellowship prepares physicians to serve families through consultation and ongoing treatment for their conditions.
Cohen Children’s Medical Center offers a three-year Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship training program to physicians who have completed an accredited pediatric residency program. Training takes place in the NICUs at Cohen Children’s Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital. Both locations are Regional Perinatal Centers recognized by the New York Department of Health as providers of comprehensive care to pregnant women and their babies.
Cohen Children’s Medical Center offers a two-year residency training program in allergy and immunology leading to board certification in allergy and immunology. The program gives trainees broad exposure to an array of clinical patients treated in the Division of Allergy and Immunology. This includes didactic clinical experiences in both adult and pediatric allergy, primary and secondary immunodeficiency, laboratory methodology, and basic immunologic research.
Cohen Children’s Medical Center offers a three-year fellowship program in pediatric cardiology. This program is fully accredited by the Pediatric Cardiology Residency Review Committee of the ACGME. Fellows use the clinical and research resources of Northwell Health and its affiliated hospital to gain broad experience in cardiac care of children.
The mission of the pediatric critical care medicine fellowship training program at Cohen Children’s Medical Center is to improve the quality of life of patients while consistently demonstrating compassion for the patients and families. With a focus on leadership with integrity within the hospital and community, fellows and faculty work collaboratively to ensure optimal outcomes for every patient.
The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Cohen Children’s Medical Center offers an ACGME-accredited three-year fellowship training program in emergency medicine. This program is designed to take advantage of the vast resources of Cohen Children’s and Long Island Jewish Medical Center with an emphasis on clinical medicine, teaching, research, and administration. Fellows are chosen from a highly competitive pool of residents graduating from ACGME-accredited pediatric and emergency medicine residency programs.
The fellowship training program in pediatric endocrinology at Cohen Children's Medical Center has trained numerous pediatric endocrinologists who are presently in practice or in academic positions. This is a three-year program certified by the ACGME leading to board-eligibility for the Sub-Board Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatric Endocrinology.
The pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition fellowship program at Cohen Children's Medical Center is a fully accredited ACGME fellowship training program. Eight pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition attending physicians provide fellows with the clinical, didactic and research guidance necessary for comprehensive training in the field of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition. The program provides a progressive educational experience that includes development of procedural skills, responsibility for patient care and participation in research.
The Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and Cohen Children’s Medical Center offer a two-year completely clinical training program fellowship in pediatric surgery. The program offers a broad experience in all aspects of pediatric general surgery with extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery, pediatric oncology, inflammatory bowel disease and neonatal surgery.
The fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at Cohen Children’s Medical Center is designed to train the fellow in the entire clinical spectrum of infectious diseases, to provide training in clinical microbiology, and to provide the opportunity to design and carry out basic and/or clinical investigative projects related to infectious diseases.
The Fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology at Cohen Children’s Medical Center is a three-year program certified by the ACGME leading to board-eligibility for the Sub-Board Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatric Nephrology.
The Department of Radiology at Northwell Health offers a fellowship training program in pediatric radiology. This program is designed to give clinicians with prior residency training in diagnostic radiology advanced education in delivering exceptional care to infants, children and adolescents.
The pediatric rheumatology fellowship training program at Cohen Children's Medical Center, one of only 21 ACGME-accredited programs in the United States, is a three-year program, preparing the trainee for American Board of Pediatrics, Rheumatology Sub-board certification, and a career in academic pediatric rheumatology.
The pediatric urology fellowship at Northwell Health is a two-year program aimed at preparing the fellow to receive the Pediatric Subspecialty Certificate offered by the American Board of Urology. The ACGME-accredited clinical year consists of a combination of very high volume operative (laparoscopic and reconstructive), in-patient and out-patient clinic and consultative experience and educational conferences in pediatric urology.
The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship at Cohen Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) provides fellows with the ideal setting to gain the highest level of advanced training and expertise given CCMC’s high patient volume, the complexity of cases, the ancillary support, and its outstanding faculty and mentorship.
We hold regular board examination review sessions for all PGY3 residents to review topics centered in the American Board of Pediatrics curriculum. Since initiating this program in 2010, it has lead to significant higher board pass rates for our trainees. Last year our pass rate for graduating residents was 100%.
The Physician Leadership Institute offers a wide array of programs that collectively serve physician leaders at all levels of the organization. These programs aim to recruit, develop, and retain the talent necessary to achieve Northwell Health’s organizational goals by developing the necessary skill sets among physicians to allow them to prosper in high visibility leadership positions.
Practice management training
Being a resident in one of the country’s largest health care systems puts you at a unique advantage. Throughout the training program, residents learn about how to navigate and leverage the resources of health care systems, strategic elements of practice management and how to adapt and grow in the changing health care landscape.