The graduate training program of the Department of Pediatrics at NuHealth offers a well-balanced experience that allows residents to attain excellence in primary care as well as subspecialty pediatrics. Graduates of our program are in practice throughout the country, and are also fellows in a variety of subspecialty programs at academic medical centers.
Our faculty is committed to teaching. Resident education as well as medical student instruction is considered a high priority within the department. The atmosphere at Nassau University Medical Center is collegial, warm, inviting and facilitative. The program-description page describes in more detail the features of our department and our residency training program.
We would like to personally thank you for considering the Department of Pediatrics at Nassau University Medical Center for your post-graduate training. We look forward to seeing you soon.
The Pediatric Residency Training Program at Nassau University Medical Center is an ACGME-approved residency program. We offer ten categorical pediatric positions in each year of training. Residents are exposed to a broad variety of experiences, encompassing continuity care sessions, ambulatory rotations, inpatient services, didactic teaching and research pursuits. Our program provides in-depth clinical experiences, progressively increasing individual responsibility, and the opportunity for elective study. Rotations at the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of the Northwell Health and at the State University of New York Health Sciences Center at Stony Brook serve to provide the diversity needed for a well-rounded competency-based pediatric graduate medical education. Upon completion of training, our graduates will have attained the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to be lifelong learners and teachers.
The Department of Pediatrics at Nassau University Medical Center serves as a clinical site for medical students from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, osteopathic students from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and medical students from the American University of the Caribbean. Students take their third-year pediatric clerkships, fourth-year sub-internships and electives on the pediatric service. Our pediatric residents are actively involved in the teaching of these students.
In the first year, residents are introduced to the foundation of Pediatrics as they rotate through the full-term nursery and general inpatient service. Residents also begin to build a foundation in acute care through rotations in the pediatric emergency department. Critical-care medicine exposure is gained via rotations in our neonatal intensive care unit. Interns have the opportunity to begin exploring pediatric subspecialties through rotations in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Pediatric Neurology. A longitudinal experience in continuity of care begins in the first year, and is enhanced in subsequent years. Each PGY1 is assigned to a clinic site for one full day per week throughout the three years of training. Here, residents take on the role of primary care provider and child advocate. Realizing the critical role of pediatricians in child advocacy, you will find advocacy experiences woven throughout this training program.
PG2: JUNIOR RESIDENT
The second year allows residents to gain further inpatient experience in the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units, as well as the general inpatient pediatric service. Additional ambulatory training occurs in the emergency department and outpatient clinics. PGY2 residents are also allotted time for an elective experience in addition to rotations in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Pediatric Cardiology.
PG3: SENIOR RESIDENT
Third-year residents act primarily in a supervisory capacity on the wards, in the intensive care units, and in the emergency room. As supervisors, the senior residents hone their medical skills as well as their leadership skills, and have primary responsibility for the daily management of the patients on the wards, in the emergency department, and in the intensive care units. Ample opportunity is also provided for elective experiences, in addition to block rotations in Pediatric Allergy/Immunology, Endocrinology, Adolescent Medicine, and Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics. There is also elective time that the resident can use to supplement his/her core educational experiences. Residents are well-supervised, with attending rounds seven days a week on all the inpatient services.
Pediatric Residency Program Director:
Nadeem Shabbir, M.D.; F.A.A.P., F.A.C.P.
Residency Program Coordinator:
Samantha Henderson – firstname.lastname@example.org