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Westchester Medical Center

Dear Future Pediatrician,

Thank you for your interest in the pediatric residency program at New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center and in Maria Fareri Children's Hospital (MFCH). We hope the information located here will further your interest in our program by conveying its many strengths.

Our program's mission is to produce outstanding pediatricians, who are ready to excel in both general and subspecialty pediatrics. To achieve this, we create an educationally innovative and supportive environment and foster camaraderie and teamwork amongst our physicians. Our residents receive an exceptional education in all areas of pediatrics and they acquire the practical skills needed to care for children with a vast range of illnesses.

Our location in New York's Hudson Valley grants us unparalleled population density and diversity. MFCH is regarded as the premier referral center of the Hudson Valley, the 150-mile region between Albany and New York City; this ensures that our residents manage childhood illnesses that range from common, to rare, to previously undescribed. Year after year our residents express enthusiasm about the diversity of our cases and the educational opportunities provided by the breadth of pathologies we encounter. Our administrative leadership and extensive teaching faculty strive to maximize the educational opportunities offered by our diverse patient population.

MFCH provides a state-of-the-art environment for our clinical, educational, and research activities. MFCH is a full-service children's hospital with complete pediatric subspecialty representation. Designed with the comfort of both families and caregivers in mind, MFCH features spacious on-call suites for our residents, medical libraries with access to a variety of online journals, and numerous conference areas.

The first children's hospital named after a child, MFCH has set the standard for a comforting and stimulating healing environment for ill children and their families. We offer private rooms for every patient with sleeping space for parents, family housing at our on-site Ronald McDonald house, a giant aquarium, an interactive computer lab, the world's largest dollhouse, a baseball museum, and a wheelchair-accessible miniature golf course.

Our program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. We strictly observe both New York State and Residency Review Committee regulations regarding resident work hours and supervision.

We are proud of our program and its graduates, and we look forward to introducing them to you.


Matthew J. Kapklein, M.D., M.P.H.
Program Director

Caroline Moon, M.D., M.T.S.
Associate Program Director