OVERVIEW AND PHILOSOPHY
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
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 choice practice appointments, depending on their individual
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.