Pediatrics Training for Medical Students
NYU Langone’s Department of Pediatrics is committed to providing an exceptional education for medical students that prepares them for residency and beyond. Students receive training in both inpatient and outpatient settings, treat diverse patient populations, and work alongside physician–scientists who are experts in their field.
The department’s six-week core pediatrics clerkship for medical students is a clinical experience that provides students with the knowledge and skills to care for infants, children, and adolescents. Students rotate in both inpatient and outpatient settings, including Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center, and the Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
Students who have successfully completed the six-week core clerkship may participate in the four-week advanced pediatrics clerkship. Under supervision, students perform at the level of an intern, diagnosing and treating patients on the inpatient services at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital or at Bellevue.
Completion of the core pediatrics clerkship is a prerequisite if medical students wish to enroll in a pediatrics elective.
The 12-week pediatrics concentration offers students the opportunity to participate in a scholarly project through basic, clinical, translational, quality, or medical education research and scholarship in pediatrics under the mentorship of pediatrics faculty. If students are interested in combining both research and clinical activities, they may integrate them into the 12-week program or arrange a separate 4-week clinical rotation.
Pediatrics Summer Programs
The department also offers pediatrics summer programs, including an eight-week research fellowship that pairs students with an investigator in general pediatrics or a pediatric subspecialty. Another of the summer programs, the Jack Cary Eichenbaum Summer Scholars Program, is geared specifically toward students interested in conducting neonatology research with the Division of Neonatology.