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Resident Rotations

Resident Rotations

Inpatient Medicine Rotations

Care of children through age 12 (General Pediatrics) and over age 12 (Adolescent Medicine) with both medical and surgical problems is provided on the Medical Units.  These units include to medical – surgical units and an adolescent unit.  Tertiary care of children with hematologic and/or oncologic disease is provided on the hematology-oncology unit. Increasing resident responsibility and supervision of junior residents and students occurs according to resident capabilities. Supervision is provided by full time hospitalists, program directors and chief residents.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Tertiary and “quaternary” care for preterm and term newborns with both medical and surgical problems, inborn and transferred, is provided in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units, each approx 50 beds, at Cohen Children’s Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital. The Katz Woman’s Hospitals at Long Island Jewish and North Shore University Hospitals together handle 12,000 births each year. A full team of attending neonatologists, fellows, nurse practitioners, and residents cover each NICU 24/7.  There are several opportunities for performing procedures under supervision. Residents are invited to attend weekly Division lectures on neonatology, maternal-fetal medicine, and mortality and morbidity. Specific resident teaching sessions occur twice daily and didactic materials are provided as cases, lectures, and texts in lecture and electronic formats. Residents attend high-risk deliveries along with neonatology fellows and other team members. Family-centered rounds and medical care are of paramount importance.  A complete range of subspecialty consultative services is easily available. The Division assists residents in their certification for neonatal resuscitation through the Neonatal Resuscitation Program of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart Association through didactic materials and special simulation experiences. 

Newborn Nursery

Residents are responsible for newborns in the nurseries of Katz Woman’s Hospitals at Long Island Jewish and North Shore University Hospitals, which together handle 12,000 births each year. A pediatric nursery hospitalist supervises each nursery and rounds with residents daily. The hospitalist will supervise resident-family interactions and discuss cases and didactic material during each rotation. Under the supervision of the neonatology fellow or hospitalist, residents also have the opportunity to attend high risk deliveries and develop their resuscitation skills.  

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Tertiary care for children with both medical and surgical problems is provided in the 25-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.  This state of the art unit was opened in April 2013. Each year, the PICU cares for more than 1700 patients, including those who come from more than 60 hospitals in the tri-state area via our dedicated Pediatric Transport Program.  Specialized care, including complex cardiothoracic surgery, Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) and other lung rescue techniques, is taught. Cohen Children’s Medical Center is a designated Pediatric Trauma Center (one of only three in New York State), and many patients with traumatic injuries are cared for in the Pediatric ICU.  Critical Care Medicine faculty and fellows provide supervision of care in the PICU 24 hours/day.  Bedside teaching, a monthly lecture schedule, and medical simulation are the cornerstones of the resident educational experience in the PICU.

Emergency Department

Care of children with urgent, emergent and life-threatening medical and surgical problems is provided in our Urgent Care Center and Emergency Department. Currently over 40,000 patients are seen/year.  Supervision is provided 24/7 by Board Certified Pediatric Emergency Medicine faculty. A new state of the emergency room opened in April 2013. It is one of the largest (37 beds) pediatric emergency rooms in the Northeast.

Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics is a required experience in all pediatric residency programs. The primary goal of the DBP rotation is to enhance the resident’s knowledge and skills needed to evaluate and care for children with developmental, learning, and behavioral problems in a primary care setting. The Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics delivers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services for children who present with a wide spectrum of variation in development and behavior. Residents will partner with DBP faculty and fellows as they see patients for initial evaluations and follow-up visits. They will also participate in the developmental assessment of high-risk NICU graduates. Residents will also take several “field trips,” which may include a trip to an early intervention program, a special education preschool, and a chronic care hospital for children, and a school for the deaf. They will also participate in Project DOCC, which is an opportunity to learn about the special care needs of children who have chronic illnesses and that of their families, from the parent’s perspective. On the last day of the rotation, each resident will give a mini journal club type presentation.

Community Medicine

Elements of the community medicine rotation include: teaching students in elementary schools, attending a court case to witness our “child protection” team provide testimony in cases of child abuse, spending time at a speech and hearing center, visiting a WIC center and teaching mothers at a foster care agency.

Global Health

Training residents in global health is an important part of our training program. The curriculum includes a didactic component, local global health training and an international component.  For those who wish to immerse themselves in the subject and consider global health to be a future career we offer a “Global Health Tract”

Please click here for more details about the North Shore-LIJ Global Health Training Program at Cohen Children's Medical Center.

Hospitalist Medicine/Teaching Elective

This rotation allows residents interested in a career in hospitalist medicine to gain a comprehensive view of the responsibilities of a Pediatric Hospitalist.  The resident will explore the role of a hospitalist in quality improvement efforts, evidence-based medicine and procedural skills.  In addition the resident spends time learning the skills necessary to become an effective teacher.  The curriculum includes didactic sessions on small group teaching, PowerPoint presentations, teaching with minimal time and the delivery of effective feedback


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