The best training experience at a Children’s Hospital in Brooklyn!

An unforgettable training experience at Brooklyn’s only Children’s Hospital providing “The Best Care. Right Here.” Exposure to all the field of Pediatrics has to offer by serving a diverse patient population alongside a diverse group of trainees and faculty at the borough’s only Pediatric Trauma Center with a dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department and over 25 pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties!

The best training experience at a Children’s Hospital in Brooklyn!

An unforgettable training experience at Brooklyn’s only Children’s Hospital providing “The Best Care. Right Here.” Exposure to all the field of Pediatrics has to offer by serving a diverse patient population alongside a diverse group of trainees and faculty at the borough’s only Pediatric Trauma Center with a dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department and over 25 pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties!
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Largest and busiest Pediatric ICU in Brooklyn

Only Pediatric Trauma Center in Brooklyn

Our Residents

Our residents have gone on to the nation’s leading institutions

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Akron Children’s Hospital
Baylor Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School
C.S Mott Children’s Hospital
Centers for Disease Control
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Children’s Minnesota
Children’s National Hospital
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Cohen Children’s Medical Center
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Emory University
Faith Regional Health Services
Family Health Centers of San Diego
Kaiser Permanente, Fontana Medical Center
Maimonides Children’s Hospital
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Westchester Medical Center
Medical City Children’s Hospital
Medstar Georgetown University HospitalMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre/Cornell Pediatrics
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
New York University Medical Center
Orange Regional Medical Center
Penn State Children’s Hospital
Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Reston Hospital Center
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
St. Joseph Medical Center
SUNY Downstate
Texas Children’s Hospital-Baylor College of Medicine
The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center
UCLA Mattel Children Hospital
University of California at San Diego
University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital
University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital
University of Maryland Medical Center
University of New Mexico
University of Rochester-Golisano Children’s Hospital
Washington University School of Medicine
William Beaumont Hospital
Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Akron Children’s Hospital
Baylor Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School
C.S Mott Children’s Hospital
Centers for Disease Control
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Children’s Minnesota
Children’s National Hospital
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Cohen Children’s Medical Center
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Emory University
Faith Regional Health Services
Family Health Centers of San Diego
Kaiser Permanente, Fontana Medical Center
Maimonides Children’s Hospital
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Westchester Medical Center
Medical City Children’s Hospital
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre/ Cornell Pediatrics

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
New York University Medical Center
Orange Regional Medical Center
Penn State Children’s Hospital
Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Reston Hospital Center
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
St. Joseph Medical Center
SUNY Downstate
Texas Children’s Hospital-Baylor College of Medicine
The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center
UCLA Mattel Children Hospital
University of California at San Diego
University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital
University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital
University of Maryland Medical Center
University of New Mexico
University of Rochester-Golisano Children’s Hospital
Washington University School of Medicine
William Beaumont Hospital
Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

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Residency Overview

The Pediatric program offers an outstanding faculty under the leadership of Jeffrey Avner MD, Chair of Pediatrics and Ingrid Walker-Descartes MD, MPH, MBA, Vice Chair of Education. Coupled with a dedicated and renowned array of faculty, the department fosters a philosophy that embraces education in a clinical environment based on “family-centered” care. We are the first officially designated children’s hospital in Brooklyn by the National Association of Children’s Hospital & Related Institutions. Our mission, WE CARE, encompasses our drive to improve the health and well-being of children through excellence in family-centered care, advocacy, research and education.
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“We embrace people with all their differences. We cannot be colorblind as our strength is in the diversity of our patients and the members of our Maimonides team.”

– Dr. Ingrid Walker-Descartes

Program Leadership

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Jeffrey Avner, M.D.

Chair of Pediatrics

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Ingrid Walker-Descartes

M.D., MPH, MBA

Vice Chair of Education
Program Director 
– Residency Training Program
Fellowship Director

– Child Abuse Pediatrics

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Jeremiah Cleveland, M.D.

Associate Program Director

– Residency Training Program
Program Director

– Pediatric Hospital Medicine

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Revital Caronia, D.O.

Associate Program Director
– Residency Training Program

Curriculum Overview

The residency training program ensure all of our graduates are equipped for a successful career in clinical and academic pediatrics. With a competency-based curriculum, which incorporates protected time for didactics, faculty and residents alike are energized to participate in activities that fulfill the program’s educational mission. All lectures are presented as a part of a conference schedule adapted to facilitate maximal attendance by all trainees. Additionally, web-based and live board review sessions complement the curriculum to enhance the efforts of trainees preparing for the pediatric certification exam upon graduation. Our Faculty Advisor Program continues to flourish serving as the basis for successful mentoring relationships. Such partnerships have resulted in collaborations yielding scholarly products as well individualized learning plans that have served many trainees in their growth as academicians. All of these curricular features guarantee our graduates a thriving career in the field of pediatrics.

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Resident Stories

“The people in this residency program feel more like family each day.”  – Shaughn Head

Resident Stories

“The people in this residency program feel more like family each day.”  – Shaughn Head

How To Apply

 

Applications can be submitted this fall through ERAS at www.aamc.org/eras. Complete details and timelines for individual programs are available on the ERAS website.

 

Three letters of recommendation are required. We review a dean’s letter, transcript, USMLE/COMLEX scores etc. Both J1 visas and a limited number of H1 visas are accepted. No visa type is guaranteed and a passing step 3 result is required by match day for the possibility of an H1 visa.

 

We do not have minimum score requirements; however, we do look at number of attempts. We do not require US clinical experience, but it is favorable. We prefer recent graduates, however, we will consider three years from date of graduation with clinical experience. In all, we review the application in its entirety. As all applications are accepted through ERAS, we do not accept paper applications. We do not offer pre-matches. 

 

For more information, visit our website at www.maimonidesmed.org or visit the FRIEDA website.

 

Maimonides Medical Center complies with federal and city laws and orders prohibiting discrimination in employment. Such discrimination includes race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, handicap, marital status or sexual orientation.

 

For more information, please call Sharon Deegan, Residency Coordinator, at (718) 283-7503/8090.

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