Overview - Pediatric Residency Program

The pediatric residency program at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School prepares residents for any specialty in pediatrics whether in private practice, academic medicine, or a sub-specialty, accomplished through a comprehensive educational experience and broad exposure to clinical pediatrics. The Department of Pediatrics is housed within the Child Health Institute of New Jersey, the cornerstone of the children's academic health campus adjacent to the institute’s research facilities, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and PSE&G Children's Specialized Hospital, both of which are part of RWJBarnabas Health. Together, they form a unique partnership of world-class institutions representing an exciting opportunity for collaboration and improved pediatric care. 

Program Highlights:

  • Residents are involved in the direct care of pediatric patients, both outpatient and inpatient; on the children’s hospital’s general floor and intensive care unit; and from primary to tertiary care
  • Protected learning time for academic half-day, morning reports, case conferences and grand rounds
  • UpToDate and Lexicomp access
  • Medical school library with extensive electronic resources
  • Our program transitioned to the X+Y curriculum in July 2022
  • Clinical training complemented by a curriculum designed to develop the skills a pediatrician requires, as a patient advocate, educator and researcher
  • Membership in the American Academy of Pediatrics with access to pedialink learning center
  • New England Journal of Medicine pediatric board preparation program
  • Emphasis on individualized curriculum
Alumni Quote

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.

Residency and fellowship programs training at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School benefit from the resources and interprofessional opportunities available through the Rutgers Health institutional sponsorship. Learn more about all of the Rutgers Health sponsored graduate medical education programs on our sponsoring institution webpage.

Apply Button