Pediatrics Residency

As a medium-sized program, we pride ourselves on our unique educational experiences and robust extra-clinical training opportunities. The Bernard & Millie Duker Children's Hospital is the region's only tertiary care center for children, with a large catchment area and a diverse group of patients.

Track Record of Success

Thank you for your interest in our Pediatrics Residency Program at the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center. We are excited to share with you what makes our program exceptional and unique.

With a catchment area and patient diversity that is second to none, the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital is responsible for over 725,000 children as the only tertiary care center for children within the 25 counties of eastern New York and western and southern New England. We are the number one center for the care of complex and chronically sick children in the region. The residents and faculty of the children’s hospital are the safety net for our local and regional community.

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About Our Program

As a medium-sized program, we pride ourselves on our unique educational experiences and our agility and responsiveness to our residents’ personal and professional goals. Beyond ensuring that every resident gets the personal attention they need, we offer robust and powerful extra-clinical training opportunities. The PedSTAR™ (Scholarly Track for Advocacy and Research) block offers each intern four weeks free from clinical duties during which they receive immersive training in advocacy project development, research design and publication, and quality improvement/patient safety initiatives.

Each intern receives longitudinal faculty mentorship to bring their project to fruition by the end of residency. Our alumni have a proven track record of success with approximately half of our graduates pursuing general pediatrics or hospitalist medicine, while the other half pursue fellowships at major centers around the country. Our program is seeking 11 applicants who value teamwork and independent critical thinking, and are passionate about children’s health.

Please take a look at the important work that we do at the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital.

Let us know if you have questions.

Katelyn N. Daly
Program Coordinator, Pediatrics Residency
[email protected]

Resident Resources

About the Albany Med Health System
Albany Medical Center, the anchor of the Albany Med Health System, is one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York State offering a wide range of outstanding clinical care – from routine preventative care to sophisticated cancer and surgical care to life-saving emergency medicine – while teaching the next generation of medical providers and advancing critical biomedical research.

Living in the Capital Region
Albany is a great place to live, learn and work. It is the center of a region known for its robust economy, arts and culture, colleges and universities and recreational opportunities.

Resident Wellness
As a resident or fellow of Albany Medical Center, there are many resources available to you to help manage the demands of being a physician. Our goal is to promote work-life balance and overall wellness by advocating for you and providing you with the tools to reduce burnout, depression, and other stressors you may encounter during your training.

Distinction in Quality and Leadership
This program promotes professional success for physicians through a deeper understanding of Health Systems Science.

Russell Dedon, MD quote
I ranked Albany as my number one choice because of the staff and their pledge of support. The clinical faculty has come through in every way.”
Russell Dedon, MD

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