Affiliated Clinical Sites
Maria Fareri Children's Hospital (MFCH) at Westchester Medical Center is the primary site for our residency training program. While at MFCH, residents rotate through:
- The inpatient wards, which contain 69 inpatient beds, including a designated hematology/oncology unit. Family centered rounds, which occur daily for all patients, are led by senior residents and include attendings, nurses, medical students, and consulting disciplines. Our pediatric hospitalists provide on-site supervision, support, and teaching for our residents 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- An 18-bed pediatric intensive care unit, in which pediatric residents are actively involved in the care of all patients, including children undergoing cardiac surgery, ECMO, Level 1 trauma, and bone marrow, stem cell, and solid organ transplantation. Pediatric critical care attendings provide full-time on-site supervision, support, and teaching for our residents.
- A 49-bed, Level 4 neonatal ICU with an active fellowship program. Pediatric residents attend high-risk deliveries, including multiple gestations, extreme prematurity, and congenital defects, and our residents manage these complex neonates from delivery until discharge.
- The pediatric emergency department, a Level 1 trauma center, with over 20,000 visits per year. Our ED volume, combined with high acuity, results in a very diverse case mix. Our residents are the initial physician contact for all patients in the ED, with supervision from board certified pediatric and general emergency medicine physicians.
- The well-baby nursery. Residents have primary responsibility for all well newborns in the hospital, and family centered rounds are conducted daily with general pediatrics faculty.
During training, our residents also rotate through a number of sites located outside of MFCH. Each rotation includes scheduled, structured didactics unique to that area. These sites provide additional structured educational experiences and include:
- A continuity clinic experience 1 afternoon per week. Each resident is paired with a preceptor at 1 of 6 sites in lower Westchester County, allowing the resident to establish a patient panel and provide outpatient general pediatrics care with planned follow-up visits. Our diverse continuity sites include urban and suburban hospital-based clinics, community-based practices, and health centers.
- Cedarwood (walking distance from MFCH) is the WMC hospital-based clinic, serving a culturally diverse patient population with more medical needs than the average pediatric clinic. It is located on the WMC/NYMC campus.
- 40 Saw Mill (5 minute drive) is located just off campus. It is our department's flagship faculty practice and serves a mix of privately-insured and managed-Medicaid patients, mostly from lower Westchester.
- Woodlawn (20 minutes) is a faculty office practice based in the North Bronx, serving an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse community, including many newly-immigrated European families.
- Greenburgh (10 minutes), Ossining (15 minutes), Yonkers (20 minutes) and Peekskill (25 minutes) are community-based health centers in underserved urban areas with busy pediatric practices consisting exclusively of low-income patients.
- Four facilities within 6 miles of MFCH house the outpatient pediatric subspecialty departments. Residents work with subspecialty faculty at these sites when rotating through the corresponding electives.
In addition to clinical sites, MFCH is on the campus of New York Medical College, our sponsoring institution. This relationship allows our residents to participate in the rich academic life of a medical school, including use of its libraries and other educational resources, as well as frequent opportunities for teaching and supervising medical students.