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Reasons for Choosing Robert Wood Johnson Pediatric Residency Program

  • An integrated program utilizing a university hospital and an academically oriented
    community hospital.
  • Busy clinical services with a large variety of patients.
  • All pediatric subspecialties represented on the full-time faculty.
  • Graduated responsibility and independence.
  • Wide diversity of outpatient experience, including primary and subspecialty care.
  • Excellent ancillary staff.
  • Faculty dedicated to giving their patients state of the art and compassionate medical care,
    and to instill these qualities in students and residents.
  • Supportive environment with open relationships between residents and faculty.
  • Regional Children's Center offering care across the entire clinical spectrum
  • Stimulating case conferences.
  • Nationally renowned Institute for the Study of Child Development and Boggs Center.
  • Research opportunities and support.
  • Professional, dedicated nursing and ancillary staff who work collaboratively with pediatricians.

Program Information

Resident Support
Members of the faculty take an active and ongoing interest in resident well-being. Faculty members serve as mentors, both on a formal and informal basis. They also precept the semi-annual resident retreats. They also offer guidance to residents in choosing a sub-specialty, applying to fellowships or in obtaining a primary care position. Other support services include:

  • Individual faculty advisor.
  • Resident advisor for incoming PL-1s.
  • Regular meetings with the director of the residency program.
  • Monthly town hall meetings
  • Resident retreats - organized by class; once in the fall and once in the spring
  • Open door policy of the Chairman and faculty.
  • Annual year-end residents' day off.
  • End of the year dinner for residents, fellows and faculty.
  • Back-up residents for sick call.
  • Parental leave policy.

After completion of their training at Robert Wood Johnson, the residents all felt well prepared for their professional activities. Approximately sixty percent choose careers in general pediatrics, ranging from community based clinics to private practice to hospitalist positions while forty percent choose fellowships, ranging from adolescent medicine to critical care to nephrology.