Pediatric Residency Program Overview

The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital is the largest provider of pediatric medical services in central New Jersey. One of eight State of New Jersey–designated children's hospitals, The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's delivers as many as 6,000 babies annually and has over 2,000 pediatric inpatient admissions and approximately 25,000 pediatric emergency room visits each year. Our Regional Perinatal Center attracts high-risk perinatal patients from towns and cities throughout New Jersey. The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's houses a 54-bed Level IIII Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), an eight-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), two 20-bed Pediatric Inpatient Units, a 77-bassinet Term Newborn Nursery and an eight-bed Pediatric Emergency Department. Our Louis S. Damiano Pediatric Health Center serves a diverse patient population and conducts approximately 16,000 ambulatory primary care patient visits per year. The Children's Hospital also provides a full spectrum of outpatient and inpatient pediatric medical and surgical subspecialty services. A team of eight pediatric anesthesiologists supports our large pediatric surgery service. The many Centers of Excellence at The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's include:

  • Regional Perinatal Center

  • Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine Division

  • Regional Center for Inherited Metabolic Disorders

  • Pediatric Diabetes Center

  • Pediatric Neurology-Neurosurgery Center

  • Regional Center for Inherited Endocrine Disorders

  • Infant Apnea Center

  • Regional Craniofacial-Neurosurgical Center

  • Pediatric Subspecialty Center

  • Dorothy B. Hersh Regional Child Protection Center

  • CHOP Cardiac Center

  • Hematology/Oncology

  • Pediatric Emergency Department

  • CARES Pediatric Surgicenter

  • Neonatal and Pediatric Surgery

  • Adolescent Medicine

  • Regional Pediatric Telephone Triage Center

  • Neonatal Transport Team

  • Pediatric Transport Team

  • Clinical Competency Center

  • Community Mobile Health Services

  • Pediatric Neurology Center

The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital is a treasured resource for the central New Jersey community. Our state-of-the-art facilities are staffed by approximately 150 community and employed pediatricians and a large array of support staff including nurses, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, audiologists, social workers, nutritionists, child life specialists, practice managers, managed care specialists, patient care technicians, transport aides, and phlebotimists. The wide spectrum of clinical pediatric services, modern facilities, impressive scope of pediatric faculty physicians and diverse patient base ensure that pediatric residents at The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital will have an outstanding training experience.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has a long and proud history, including being the nation's first hospital devoted exclusively to the care of children. Since opening in 1855, CHOP has been a pioneer in pediatric medicine. CHOP was the first hospital in the United States to offer formal medical training in pediatrics, as well as the first to establish a NICU and a PICU. Ranked as the number one hospital for children in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. CHOP has a full-time faculty of more than 300 outstanding physicians who provide care in 41 clinical areas and 54 specialized programs. Offering fellowships in 33 pediatric-related subspecialty areas, CHOP is nationally renowned for pediatric clinical and educational subspecialty programs. CHOP is also home to one of the country's largest and best pediatric research institutes and ranks as one of the top two children's hospitals nationwide in National Institutes of Health funding. With approximately 20,000 inpatient admissions, 60,000 emergency visits and 600,000 outpatient visits per year, CHOP has an extraordinary clinical patient base. Saint Peter's is extremely proud to partner with CHOP.

Program Overview

The Saint Peter's University Hospital Pediatric Residency Program is a three-year program that accepts eight residents per residency training year. The majority of training takes place at The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Each resident spends a total of three months throughout the three years of training at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Highlights of our residency program include the following:

At Saint Peter's

  • Comprehensive training in both general and subspecialty pediatrics.

  • Excellent inpatient and outpatient training experiences.

  • Graduated increase in resident responsibility and decision-making as training progresses.

  • An individual faculty advisor to provide ongoing direct mentorship to each resident.

  • A direct working relationship with the faculty attending pediatricians at Saint Peter's.

  • A superb pediatric community health center for continuity clinic and acute illness rotations.

  • An extensive array of excellent teaching conferences.

  • An impressively diverse patient population.

  • An outstanding spectrum of perinatal and pediatric genetics cases.

  • A large Pediatric Emergency Department with pediatric emergency attendings.

  • Resident participation in ongoing clinical science research programs.

  • Required community pediatrics rotation with a focus on child advocacy.

  • A regional Child Protection Center providing extensive hands-on training in child abuse.

  • A Community Mobile Health Unit with school health experience for residents.

  • A state-of-the-art Medical Library with Internet access and training classes for residents.

  • A focus on resident training and evaluation in the ACGME's six core competencies.

  • An enthusiastic, experienced and extensive full-time faculty at Saint Peter's.

  • Strict adherence to ACGME resident duty hours standards.

  • Teaching instruction for residents and opportunities to mentor medical students.

  • Assistance with career planning, applying for fellowships and obtaining jobs.

  • A Monthly Visiting Professorship program brings CHOP faculty experts to Saint Peter's for a day to teach residents.


  • Exposure to world-renowned pediatric subspecialty services and faculty attendings.

  • Housing provided in Philadelphia for CHOP rotations.

  • Saint Peter's residents are integrated and completely absorbed into the prevailing pattern of patient care and education at CHOP during rotations.

  • Research opportunities with CHOP physicians and programs.

  • Elective rotations in PL-1, PL-2 and PL-3 years at CHOP.

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