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Pediatric Residency Program

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, in conjunction with Winthrop-University Hospital, is proud to offer an academically strong residency training program in pediatrics.  Postgraduate trainees who complete Good Samaritan’s Pediatric Residency Training Program have the distinction of being eligible to participate in and become board certified through the American Board of Pediatrics.  In addition, the ability to apply to and participate in both osteopathic and allopathic fellowship training programs is an option that is available to Good Samaritan's graduates because of this dual accreditation.

The pediatric program is one in which academic balance and exposure to patient care are accomplished in a supportive and caring environment. Hospital residents train in a comfortable and pleasant learning environment, working with their colleagues under the direct supervision of attending physicians in primary care pediatrics and various pediatric specialties. The curriculum offers an excellent balance between primary care and the specialty education that graduates need to become successful leaders in caring for pediatric patients.  A number of electives are offered so that individual residents may further explore their own additional areas of interest.

The medical center serves a diverse population of patients from across Long Island, allowing trainees a broad exposure to medical as well as cultural diversity.  Good Samaritan's long-term affiliation with the Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Health Center in Wyandanch further enhances a well-organized and devoted team of physician leaders committed to pediatric residents' continuity care experience throughout the three years of training.

Leaders within the Department of Graduate Medical Education, working with individual program directors, continue to improve upon and develop new methods of education.  Mentoring programs across each of the disciplines, in addition to regularly scheduled house staff meetings and conferences, enable open communication, which enhances the training experience.

pediatric residency 2Good Samaritan, jointly with Winthrop-University Hospital, is proud to offer an outstanding residency program in pediatrics.  Having both osteopathic and allopathic accreditation allows residents the opportunity to become board certified in pediatrics by both the AOA and the ACGME.

Hospital residents work under the supervision of private pediatricians, as well as with full-time, hospital-based pediatricians and subspecialists, while providing quality patient care. The residency faculty are dedicated teachers who conduct daily teaching rounds, conferences and other formal and informal academic experiences.   A multitude of electives are offered so that residents may further explore additional areas of interest.

The newly renovated pediatric floor is a 36-bed unit with state-of-the-art equipment and technologies.  The adjacent Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is where acutely ill patients are managed under the supervision of pediatric intensivists. The clinical experience is further enriched by the dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department, which is staffed by pediatric emergency medicine physicians.  Both institutions have a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which affords the opportunity to care for the critically ill newborn.

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Health Center is the location of the continuity-of-care clinic.  Providing care to an underserved patient population enriches the educational experience.  Each patient encounter is viewed as a teaching opportunity with a detailed discussion of medical and social issues.

As a pediatric resident, you will feel comfortable learning in this collegial teaching environment.  The department prides itself on offering residents diverse clinical experiences, extraordinary teaching and the broadest range of patient services.

The program helps develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become exceptional and versatile pediatricians who are qualified to provide the finest medical care to pediatric patients and to pursue a career in academic medicine.

Pediatric Residency Curriculum


General Pediatric Floorgroup
Pediatric Ambulatory Care
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Newborn Nursery
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pediatric Neurology
Behavioral and Developmental Medicine
Internal Medicine
Pediatric Surgery


General Pediatric Floor
Pediatric Ambulatory Care
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Newborn Nursery
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pediatric Endocrinology
Pediatric Cardiology     
Adolescent Medicine
Pediatric Elective

peds residencyOGME III: 

General Pediatric Floor
Pediatric Ambulatory Care
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit     (PICU)
Newborn Nursery
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pediatric Pulmonology
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Pediatric Infectious Disease
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatric Elective

Salaries and Benefits   

OGME I $56,974*
OGME II   $59,650*
OGME III $63,079*
OGME III Chief $64,792*

*Includes $2,400 Yearly Housing Stipend

•  Specialty Board Exam Reimbursement
•  $800 CME Conference Stipend
•  Medical Malpractice Insurance
•  Health and Dental Insurance
•  Life and Disability Insurance
•  Basic Life Support
•  Advanced Cardiac Life Support
•  Pediatric Advanced Life Support
•  Neonatal Resuscitation Program
•  Free Parking
•  Free Lab Coats
•  Free Meals


Pediatric Department and Medical Center Statistics

Annual Pediatric Admissions:  3,133
Pediatric Beds: 20
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Beds:  4
Deliveries:      2,998
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Admissions: 353
NICU Beds:    16
Annual Pediatric ED Volume:  29,000
Annual Pediatric Subspecialty Center Visits: 16,000

Life on Long Island

GSHMCV2Good Samaritan is located about 40 miles from the heart of New York City, in West Islip on Long Island.  At 118 miles long and almost 20 miles at its widest point, the Island’s white sandy beaches, recreational facilities and rich culture and history offer a wide variety of activities and places to captivate anyone’s interest.  

Long Island’s climate generally extends from the low- to mid-20oF range in the winter up through the 90s in the summer.  From professional sports, swimming, boating, golfing and camping to ice skating, cross-country skiing and sledding, whatever the season, the region has it all.

Meet the pediatric residents.

Contact information and application process for pediatrics.

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1000 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY 11795

phone 631.376.4444

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