Pediatric Residency Frequently Asked Questions
Interviews are held virtually 2x/week starting from the end of October through January. A typical interview day begins at ~ 10:00am and ends by ~ 2:00pm. All applicants invited for an interview will also receive an invitation to attend one of our virtual happy hours. These happy hours are run by our current residents and gives the applicants an opportunity to learn more about the program and our residents in an informal and casual setting.
Candidates who are selected for an interview will be notified by e-mail by the Pediatric Resident Coordinator.
Weekend calls for interns as well as senior residents are: Saturday 24 hours and Sunday 12 hours. Friday night call is covered during the night float rotation.
Interns will also generally be scheduled for half-day nursery calls on the weekends in order to facilitate newborn care and discharges to home.
“Night float” at Jersey Shore University Medical Center consists of alternating weeks of days and nights.
Example: NF-1: nights on week # 1 & week #3; days on week #2 & week #4. NF-2: days on week #1 & #3 and nights on week #2 & #4.
Nights are Sunday night - Friday night and days are Monday-Friday.
Yes, residents are required to complete a quality improvement project during their first year of residency. Research projects are optional. Research is introduced to our residents through our "Distinction in Research" program during the second half of their intern year.
There are various opportunities to work with both third and fourth year medical students throughout your residency. Jersey Shore University Medical Center is one of the main core clinical rotation sites for medical students from Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and St. George's University. You will be able to work with students in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.
Fourth year medical students from various medical schools come to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for pediatric Sub-internships, PICU rotations, and rotations in our various pediatric subspecialty departments.
Residents are provided with a meal card with a monthly allowance to use in the staff-only cafeteria. The allowance is more than enough to carry you through each month and is rarely used up entirely!