Resident Opportunities

Chief Residents

Each year, two exceptional third year residents are selected to be Chief Residents for the following academic year. They are responsible for organizing the educational program and they participate actively in the teaching process.



Residents are active advocates for their patients and for their peers. Residents are peer-nominated to be members of the Education Committee, Program Evaluation Committee, CIR Union Representative and AAP National Delegate.

Quality Improvement Resident Curriculum (QuIRC)

All residents join and complete a QI project over their 3 years; projects are in the OPD, NICU, PICU, or ED based on a residents’ interests. Residents will:

  • Learn the basics of Quality Improvement and obtain CITI certification
  • Identify and Address Gaps in quality of care and safety
  • Apply QI principles to an initiative at Jacobi
  • Define how to be part of PI activities within hospital structure
  • Submit a scholarly product

Healthcare Administration Scholars Program (HASP)

HASP is a program run by Jacobi Medical Center to train the next generation of clinical quality experts and physician leaders.

HASP graphic

Our Current HASP Fellows:

  • Amit Punni Amit Punni
  • Darcy Tabotabo Darcy Tabotabo
  • Christiaan Strydom Christiaan Strydom

Resident and Fellow Research Day

Research Day 1

Research Day 2

Residents and Fellows have an opportunity to share their research projects with the department as either a poster or presentation, receiving valuable feedback on their projects and recognition of their efforts. Every year multiple residents are accepted to present their research and QI projects at national and regional meetings as well.

Simulation Center

Simulation Center

Jacobi Medical Center is one of the NYCHHC institutions that houses a state of the art simulation center. Jacobi pediatrics residents have the unique opportunity to practice acute care scenarios with formal simulation (SIM) experiences led by our pediatric emergency medicine attendings. In addition, residents may engage in additional simulation training through electives or optional SIM courses. Some of the SIM courses available include:

  • Pediatric Airway Skills
  • Pediatric Cardiac Code Team Course
  • Introduction to Debriefing
  • Central Line Placement Skills

Jacobi Pediatrics also frequently participates in the NYC Simulation Olympics. A select group of residents will engage in a friendly competition with other NYC residency programs to display their medical knowledge, teamwork and procedural skill sets.

Resident as Teacher

Resident as Teacher

Jacobi's pediatric rotations are popular options for third and fourth year medical students from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and our residents serve as important teachers for the many students who spend time with us. Through our Resident as Teacher program, we provide the skills and support necessary for residents to thrive as educators of the next generation of physicians.

Our developmental program begins at intern orientation, in recognition that our PGY-1 residents serve as valuable teachers and important role models for our students. The Resident as Teacher program continues throughout the year with additional conferences that teach practical skills. PGY-3 residents who have an interest in gaining further expertise in educational strategies and methodologies can spend a month on a Resident as Teacher senior elective, during which they build further expertise to support them in their roles as fellows and attendings following graduation. We are proud that every year medical students nominate so many of our interns and residents for departmental awards, and describe our house staff as outstanding teachers and role models who inspire them on their own paths.