Program Overview and Philosophy

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The Rutgers New Jersey Medical School pediatric residency is a fully accredited three-year program offering general pediatric training developed according to the guidelines of the American Board of Pediatrics and the ACGME. Successful completion of the program qualifies the resident for admission to the certification process of the American Board of Pediatrics. Three years of accredited pediatric residency training are required prior to entry into most subspecialty fellowship programs. Rutgers New Jersey Medical School also offers combined training programs in Pediatrics/Internal Medicine and Pediatrics/Child Neurology.

The program is designed to provide a strong foundation in Primary Care Pediatrics as well as broad, in-depth exposure to the subspecialties, thereby preparing residents equally well for careers in general pediatric practice or in academics. The department believes that mastery of primary care knowledge and skills is essential for all pediatricians, whether generalist or subspecialist. The volume and variety of patients, the well-structured and comprehensive teaching program, and the emphasis on the resident's responsibility for patient care ensure that trainees are exceptionally competent, confident pediatricians at the conclusion of the three years, capable of expertly managing acute, life threatening illness and chronic illness as well as providing state-of-the art health maintenance. Program graduates are highly successful in securing competitive fellowship positions or practice appointments, depending on their individual career goals.

The program aims to provide its residents the highest quality pediatric training while maintaining awareness of their need to grow as individuals and their commitments as family members.

 

Christin M. Traba, MD, MPH, FAAP

Program Director

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School