Pediatrics Residency Program - SBH Health System
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Pediatrics Residency Program

This is an exciting time in the field of pediatrics. Over the past ten years, we have seen major advances in pediatric tertiary care, as well as a renewed focus on primary care and community outreach. The mission of the Department of Pediatrics at SBH Health System is to provide high-quality and compassionate care to our patients while offering community resources dedicated to children’s health.

The graduate training program of the Department of Pediatrics offers a well-balanced experience in primary care and subspecialty pediatrics. As a result of the training program’s focus on the entire spectrum of pediatric practice, our graduates have successfully chosen to pursue post graduate fellowship training or practice opportunities in general or subspecialty pediatrics across the country in a variety of academic and non-academic locations.

The Department of Pediatrics has valuable clinical and administrative support from several university-based institutions in New York City, which includes specific rotations for our pediatric residents.

The Pediatric Residency Training Program at SBH Health System is an ACGME-approved residency program that provides the essentials of the entire pediatric educational curriculum – ranging from pediatric primary care to subspecialty and intensive care training, including the tools to become leaders in the field of pediatrics. The training experience emphasizes the management of general and subspecialty problems in both primary care and hospital settings. Rotations at St. Barnabas Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center, the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York as well as Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center provide both the intensity and diversity needed for a well-rounded, competency-based pediatric education. Our residency offers in-depth clinical experiences, progressively increasing individual responsibility, and opportunities for elective study and research. All rotations are organized in four-week blocks. There are 13 blocks per year, including four weeks of vacation.

Residency Rotations
Year 1
3 Blocks General Pediatric Inpatient Service
1 Block Allergy/Immunology
3 Blocks Pediatric Emergency Department
1 Block Neonatal Intensive Care
1 Block Well Baby Nursery
1 Block Cardiology Selective
1 Block Outpatient Service
1 Block Infectious Disease Selective
4 Weeks Vacation (Divided into two-week periods)

Year 2
2 Blocks General Pediatric Inpatient Service
1 Block Pediatric Oncology Service MSKCC
2 Blocks Pediatric Emergency Department
1 Block Neonatal Intensive Care
1 Block Pediatric Intensive Care CHAM
1 Block Developmental/Behavioral/Neurology
1 Block Outpatient Service
1 Block Adolescent Medicine
2 Blocks Elective
4 Weeks Vacation (Divided into two-week periods)

Year 3
3 Blocks General Pediatric Inpatient Service
2 Blocks Pediatric Emergency Department
1 Block Neonatal Intensive Care
1 Block Developmental/Behavioral/Neurology
1 Block Pediatric Intensive Care NYPH/Cornell
2 Blocks Outpatient Service
2 Blocks Elective
4 Weeks Vacation

All conditions of employment including compensation and benefits are negotiated with the Committee of Interns and Resident SEIU; which represents all interns, residents and fellows.

• Professional liability coverage for all activities that are approved components of the resident program
• Medical and dental insurance
• Disability insurance
• Prescription drug plan
• Uniforms
• Reduced parking rates
• Vacation: 20 days
• Stipend: $650
• Sick days: 1 day per month in the first year and twelve per year thereafter
• Salary: Commensurate with post-graduate year as stipulated in the CIR Collective Bargaining

PL-1 Applicants
All interested candidates for PL-1 positions (categorical pediatric internship) for July 2016 should apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We only accept ERAS applications for these positions and do not accept any applications by mail for these positions.

PL-2 and/or PL-3 Applicants
There may be a limited number of PL-2 and/or PL-3 positions open to superior candidates. For those interested in these positions, please submit:

  • Completed ERAS Application Form
  • USMLE scores (front and back of report)
  • ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Dean’s letter
  • Medical school transcript (including diploma if available) and a recent photograph to the following address:

Zaida Batista
Program Coordinator, Department of Pediatrics
4422 Third Avenue
Mills Building, 4th Floor
Bronx, NY 10457

2015
Amruta Bamanikar, MD, Neonatology, Westchester Hospital, Valhalla, NY
Michele Ledesma, MD, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Maria Fernanda Ramirez, MD, Chief Resident 2015, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY
Juliana Vera, MD, Endocrinology, Jackson Memorial, University of Miami, Florida

2014
Rajeswari Arun, MD, General Pediatrics – returned to India
Alvaro Coronado, MD, Pediatric Intensive Care, Jackson Memorial, University of Miami, Floria
Soultana Kourtidou, MD, Pediatric Cardiology, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA
Maria Victoria Pertubal, MD, Primary Care, New Jersey
Vincent Patrick Uy, MD, Chief Resident 2014, Pediatric Hospital Medicine/Emergency Medicine, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY
Shanika Uduwana, MD, NICU Hospitalist, Wakefield Hospital, Bronx, NY

2013
Dennise Amado, MD, Primary Care/Private Practice- moved to the Netherlands
Rashmi Bhopi, MD, Chief Resident, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY; General Pediatrics, Boston, MA
Chiarina Galvez, MD, Pulmonology, Westchester Hospital, Valhalla, NY
Sangeetha Rao, MD, PICU, University of Alabama, AL
Catalina Ruiz Mesa, MD, Hematology/Oncology, Jackson Memorial, Miami, FL

2012

Patricia Baile, MD, Primary Care/Private Practice, Smyrna, DE
Karen Estrella, MD, Chief Resident 2013-2014, Pediatric Ambulatory Attending, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY
Suying Lam, MD, Cardiology, Miami Jackson Memorial, University of Miami, Florida
Samatha Madhavarapu, MD, Primary Care/Private Practice, Muncie, IN
Duygu Unkaracalar, MD, Primary Care/Private Practice -returned to Turkey