Department of Pediatrics Education
The Department of Pediatrics at NYU Langone educates future pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists in the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions that affect infants, children, and adolescents. The department attracts medical students, residents, and fellows who learn via didactic lectures and bedside rotations, and who are encouraged to pursue their interest through basic science, clinical, and community-based research.
Trainees receive exposure to a wide range of pediatric subspecialties, including adolescent medicine, child protection, clinical genetic services, developmental–behavioral pediatrics, environmental pediatrics, general pediatrics, neonatology, pediatric allergy and immunology, pediatric cardiology, pediatric critical care, pediatric endocrinology and diabetes, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric hematology–oncology, pediatric infectious diseases, pediatric nephrology, pediatric neuro-oncology, pediatric pulmonology medicine, and pediatric rheumatology.
Inpatient and outpatient training is provided at multiple locations that serve a diverse patient population: Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital—34th Street, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center, the Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, and NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue.
The department offers Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)–accredited fellowships in the following subspecialties:
- child protection
- developmental–behavioral pediatrics
- neonatal–perinatal medicine
- pediatric cardiology
- pediatric critical care medicine
- pediatric emergency medicine
- pediatric endocrinology and diabetes
- pediatric gastroenterology
- pediatric hematology–oncology
- pediatric infectious diseases
- primary care sports medicine
Residents can participate in a three-year, ACGME-accredited general pediatrics track that provides a comprehensive education for future pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists or a two-year neurology track that prepares trainees for advanced training in pediatric neurology. Medical student or residents can enroll in two- and four-week electives that provide broad clinical experience and a general understanding of pediatric conditions and their diagnosis and treatment. Additional pediatrics training for medical students is also available.
The pediatrics continuing medical education courses cover a range of pediatric topics, such as neonatal intensive care, pediatric cardiac care, and pediatric rheumatology. Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and other medical professionals can advance their knowledge through didactic classes and other live events.