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The Children's Hospital at Downstate

Pediatric Education

The SUNY Downstate Department of Pediatrics has education as its primary mission. Our faculty is active in the education of medical students and allied health professionals. Annually, over 200 students experience a 6 week clerkship in pediatrics half having their clinical rotation on the Downstate campus. A large number of students rotate through our services during their Ambulatory Care experiences. Additionally, nearly 40 students each year choose to do a Pediatric Subinternship here. Many more take advantage of elective rotations in pediatric subspecialties, ambulatory care and research.

The Department has very successful, active and competitive graduate medical education programs. Our Pediatric Residency Program with full 5 year accreditation has 30 categorical residents per training year, 3 preliminary residents and 5 chief residents for a total of 98 trainees in a very hands-on, clinically oriented, well supported and structured program. Our residency program’s graduates go on to exceptional subspecialty fellowships regionally and throughout the country as well as excellent general pediatrics practice and hospital based opportunities. The Department also sponsors fully accredited pediatric subspecialty fellowship programs with 17 fellows in Adolescent Medicine, Allergy/Immunology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, and Pulmonology along with 6 fellows in Child Neurology (sponsored by the Department of Neurology). We anticipate resuming a fellowship program in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine in the very near future.

Finally, the Department conducts a number of Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities in Pediatrics. Our CME program in anchored by Pediatric Grand Rounds and Morbidity and Mortality Conferences held weekly. Grand Rounds features invited experts on a variety of current topics relevant to Pediatrics practice and science. Throughout the academic year, there are special seminars, colloquia, workshops and conferences for which CME credit is available. Individual subspecialty divisions also conduct regular conferences with CME credit being awarded.