Annual Schedule Overview

 

Residents at Stony Brook Children’s follow a rigorous schedule adhering to ACGME guidelines, while allowing for flexibility to meet individual needs. Ample time for electives (ten weeks in the intern year, fourteen weeks in year two, twelve weeks in year three) gives residents the opportunity to explore potential career choices before fellowship applications are due. In addition, all residents have weeks of protected research time. All residents enroll in a career track at the end of their first year. Residents choose one of five tracks to follow, including Primary Care Outpatient, Hospital-Based Medicine, Critical Care (PICU, NICU, ED), and Subspecialty. Within their designated track residents have significant flexibility to design an individualized schedule, with the guidance of their advisor and Program Directors.

 

PGY-1
Newborn Nursery 4 weeks
Inpatient Service (Ward) 14 weeks
Night Intern (Ward) 4 weeks
NICU 4 weeks
Hematology / Oncology 4 weeks
Emergency Medicine 4 weeks
Behavior / Development 4 weeks
Subspeciality Elective* 10 weeks
Vacation 4 weeks
   
PGY-2
Inpatient-Supervisory (Ward) 4 weeks
Night Senior (Ward) 4 weeks
PICU 8 weeks
NICU 4 weeks
Advocacy / Community 2 weeks
Subspeciality Elective* 14 weeks
Emergency Medicine 6 weeks
Research Block 4 weeks
Academic Block / Back-up 2 weeks
Vacation 4 weeks
   
PGY-3
Adolescent Medicine 4 weeks
Inpatient-Supervisory (Ward) 2 weeks
Hematology / Oncology Senior 4 weeks
Night Senior (Ward) 4 weeks
Subspeciality Elective* 12 weeks
PICU 4 weeks
NICU 4 weeks
Advocacy / Community 6 weeks
Emergency Medicine 6 weeks
Academic Block / Back-up 2 weeks
Vacation 4 weeks
*Subspecialty rotations integrate inpatient and outpatient care, so that time spent in each discipline is rich and comprehensive.
Back up coverage is built into the schedule as a rotation with the goal of minimizing the interruption of resident education during elective time. The above schedule may vary according to individualized resident needs and ACGME requirements.