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Pediatrics Resident Life

Residency at NYU Langone’s Department of Pediatrics is about more than just academics. Residents need a healthy work–life balance in order to thrive, and the department hosts programs and events to foster camaraderie both on and off campus that take advantage of the rich culture of New York City.


Residents receive all the benefits and services provided by NYU Grossman School of Medicine, including the following:

  • reduced-rate hospital parking
  • meal cards to pay for dining while on call
  • membership in American Academy of Pediatrics
  • book fund to be used for educational costs or materials
  • full access to employee assistance programs including mental health referral services
  • conference fund to be used for registration, accommodations, and travel to educational conferences

Housing and Family Life

About half of pediatric residents live in the neighborhoods of Kips Bay and Murray Hill, which are in walking distance of our Manhattan clinical sites. Other popular neighborhoods that are easily accessible by public transit include the Upper East Side of Manhattan; Williamsburg in Brooklyn; Long Island City and Astoria in Queens; and New Jersey. There is also a limited amount of resident housing available.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine actively supports residents who are parenting during their training years and recognizes the challenges of balancing the roles of parent and resident. In addition to paid parental leave (ranging from six to eight weeks in duration), residents may also opt to participate in a four-week Neonatal Care elective to ease the transition back into clinical rotations. Both NYU Langone and NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue offer subsidized daycare options, and backup care is also offered for last-minute care needs.

Social Activities

Pediatrics residents have active social lives and often socialize outside of work. Some of the program’s regular social events include happy hour after academic half days, bubble tea Wednesdays, festivus on the last night of call, residency park picnics, resident book club, and annual resident retreats that include activities such as laser tag and beach days.