Residency in Pediatrics at Staten Island University Hospital

Residency in Pediatrics at Staten Island University Hospital


It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to the Pediatrics Department of SIUH.

Staten Island University Hospital which has earned its place among the leading hospitals in the northeast is a member of the Northwell Health System. Our state designated Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has 11 neonatal ICU beds and nearly 3,000 births per year. Both our inpatient and outpatient departments includes board certified physicians in all the subspecialties. During their PICU rotations, residents will be rotating through our affiliated hospital, Steven and Alexandra Cohen's Children Hospital.

We are also a major academic affiliate of the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn's (SUNY-HSCB) College of Medicine. Students from both places and several other medical schools come here for an enriching teaching experience. Our comprehensive didactic curriculum for the residents is one that not only incorporates formal lectures and conferences but also interactive bedside teaching.

We are committed to providing excellence in patient care, education, and research. At the same time, we strive to ensure a collegial and supportive environment in which residents thrive.

I invite you to visit and experience for yourself the outstanding opportunities and programs offered here and to join us as we embark on this exciting new journey.

Philip Roth, MD

  • Department Chairman - Chairman of Pediatrics of Pediatrics - Neonatology, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Pediatric Residency Program at Staten Island University Hospital. Our program is unique in that although it is a relatively newer program, we have had many years of teaching and fostering pediatric residents and medical students rotating through our hospital.

Our goal is to be a training program that allows you to pursue your passion in pediatrics while developing outstanding clinical, academic and leadership skills. We strive to train residents to become excellent pediatricians; we base all the program’s curriculums and goals on the recommended ACGME Competencies and newly developed Pediatric Milestones.

Residency is also a time when life-long friendships are created. I truly believe the spirit of camaraderie, teamwork and tight bond between the residents forms the true foundation of our Pediatric Residency Program.

Please enjoy the online "tour" of our training program, and I look forward to the possibility of meeting you in the future!

Cynthia Chang, M.D. 
Program Director, Dept of Pediatrics

Cynthia Juae Chang, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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About us

The overall aim of the three-year residency curriculum is the comprehensive education and training of pediatric residents to be competent general pediatricians able to provide experienced and coordinated health care to a broad range of pediatric and adolescent patients.

The program's educational experiences are designed to develop the competencies and skills needed to practice high quality community pediatrics. Pediatric residents will also develop sufficient familiarity with the various pediatric subspecialties to participate as effective and productive team members in the care of chronic and complex pediatric conditions.

Clinical rotations blend a mixture of inpatient pediatrics, including intensive care experience, with ambulatory pediatrics in a multitude of settings. In addition to the education derived from direct patient care, a comprehensive conference curriculum is utilized to ensure each resident receives a complete, well-rounded education.

Written goals and objectives have been established for each of the program's educational experiences. The following overall goals and objectives based on the core general competencies as described by the RRC for Pediatrics are designed to guide the expectations of both pediatric residents and faculty as they implement each of the individual curricular components.

Patient Care

Residents must be able to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health.

Medical Knowledge

Residents must demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological and social-behavioral sciences, as well as the application of this knowledge to patient care.

Practice-based Learning and Improvement

Residents must demonstrate the ability to investigate and evaluate their care of patients, to appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and to continuously improve patient care based on constant self-evaluation and life-long learning.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Residents must demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in the effective exchange of information and collaboration with patients, their families, and health professionals.


Residents must demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities and an adherence to ethical principles.

Systems-based Practice

Residents must demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care, as well as the ability to call effectively on other resources in the system to provide optimal health care.

Residents are given a progressively increasing level of responsibility for managing their patients and supervising more junior staff on the various inpatient, outpatient, newborn and intensive care services. The increase in responsibility is commensurate with their increase in knowledge and demonstrated performance.

Mission and core values

Our vision is in line with the mission of the Department of Pediatrics which is to offer the best pediatric and children’s health care services in a safe, comfortable, and stress-free environment for our children. To fully achieve this mission, the Pediatric Residency Program here at SIUH has the following four core values that is the foundation of our learning and growth.


  • Display devotion, loyalty and accountability to patients and the mission of the department and hospital


  • Demonstrate personal growth in excellence, professionalism, and innovation, thereby becoming an inspiration and role model for others


  • Exhibit flexibility, resilience and collaboration as an example of a team player responding to ever-changing and challenging situations


  • Show moral courage, ethical strength and trustworthiness, with a willingness to stand up for what is right

Application process

All potential applicants are encouraged to apply through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). Our program name has recently changed to Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital. Our program begins to accept applications on September 15, the application deadline is December 15 of each year. Our program sponsors H-1 and J-1 visa's and is a participant of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). You may contact our residency coordinator, April Rand, for more information.

April Rand
Residency Coordinator, Pediatrics Residency Program
475 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
Fax: 718-226-3191
Email: [email protected]

Eligibility for the residency program is determined on an individual basis. All applications should include:

  • A fully completed ERAS application
  • Official Medical School Transcript
  • Dean's Letter
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • USMLE  or COMLEX Scores
  • Prior/Current Research Activities and Publications
  • Personal Statement
  • ECFMG Certification (if applicable)
  • Photograph

Selected applicants will be invited to schedule an interview after review of their application. If you have been selected for an interview you will receive an email with information about how to make these arrangements. If granted an interview by the selection committee, you will be given:

  • A full overview of the residency program by the Program Director
  • A tour of the facility
  • Participation in noon lecture with Q&A session with our residents
  • Two interviews (An interview with the Chariman or Program Director and additional faculty attending)

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Get in touch with us!

Applicants invited for interview will be notified by email. For additional information on how to apply contact April Rand.

Email the General Pediatrics Residency Program

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