Academic Excellence Social Commitment

The purpose of this three-year training program is to educate the resident in the entire breadth of the discipline of pediatrics and to foster a lifelong commitment to the promotion of children’s health care. The resident will acquire cognitive knowledge, technical skills, and interpersonal skills through didactic lectures, small group conferences, audiovisual media, individual instruction, independent reading, and direct patient care.

Upon successful completion of the training program, the resident will be fully prepared for the general practice of pediatrics and for further training in a subspecialty discipline. The department is firmly committed to helping each resident recognize their full academic, clinical, and personal potential within an intellectually stimulating and emotionally supportive environment.


Nicole BlackThis Resident Policy Manual is designed to improve the quality of patient care, minimize conflicts, equalize burdens, and allow you to spend more time and energy on your basic goal–that of learning the art and science of Pediatrics. That is why both you and we are here. “Training begins with a task, and learning begins with a question.” In this program, you will find both in abundance.

We are available day and night, and we will be happy to talk with each of you about anything at any time. As Chairman and Director of the Pediatrics Residency Program, it is our responsibility to provide the opportunities for your education and to finally place the stamp of completion on your residency documents. We look forward to the coming year.

Scott Rivkees, M.D.
Nicole Black, M.D.