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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

The Children's Hospital

Pediatric Education

The SUNY Downstate Department of Pediatrics primary mission is education. 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 sub-internship here. Many more take advantage of elective rotations in pediatric subspecialties, ambulatory care and research.

Our Pediatric Residency Program which carries a full accreditation with commendation consists of approximately 30 categorical residents per training year, 3 preliminary residents and 4 chief residents, for a total of 98 residents in a very hands-on, clinically oriented, well supported and supervised structured training 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 25 fellows in Adolescent Medicine, Allergy/Immunology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Neonatology, Pulmonology, and Hospitalist Medicine along with 5fellows in Child Neurology (sponsored by the Department of Neurology).

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