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Cohen Children's Medical Center

New Hyde Park, NY

Beach Run

Stephen Barone

Program Director

Kathy Maronski

Program Coordinator


• Largest provider of pediatric care in New York Metro Area.

• The most diverse patient population in the United States

• Ranked as the number one Children’s Hospital in the NY Metro area by US News

• Only Pediatric Magnet-recognized nurses in the New York Metro Area

• Level 1 Trauma Center

• Only helicopter transport service in the New York Metro Area

• One of the largest patient simulation centers in the nation

• Robust Global Health Program

• Focus on resident wellness

• Focus on the development of the leadership skills of minority residents through our MENTOR program

  • 100 residents

  • 17 Fellowship programs, seven Pathways:

  • General pediatrics

  • Subspecialty pediatrics

  • Critical care (PICU, NICU, ED)

  • Hospitalist

  • Global health

  • Research

  • Community medicine (Engaging in Health Advocacy through Neighborhood Collaboratives)

  • 13 block Schedule

  • Night Float Schedule for Interns

  • Mixed Night Float and 24 Hour call for Seniors

  • A total of approximately twelve 24 hour call the entire residency program


  • Daily Morning Report

  • Daily Noon Conference

  • Weekly Multidisciplinary conference (Gemini)

  • Weekly Chairman Rounds

  • Weekly Grand Rounds

  • Twice/Week Board Exam Preparation

  • Journal Club

  • Subspecialty conferences and lectures

Longitudinal Curriculum

  • Advocacy

  • DEI

  • Global Health

  • Bioethics

  • Palliative Care

  • Health Care economics

  • Quality and Safety

  • DEI


  • Full Day Clinic (PGY2 and PGY3) Years

  • General Pediatric or Subspecialty


MENTOR (Mentor. Engage. Network. Train - Optimizing Recruitment and Retention) for Diversity program was developed to address this need.

  • The overall mission of MENTOR for Diversity is to establish a formal network of residents, fellows and faculty with the main goals of increasing recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority house staff and faculty. Residents and fellows can participate in informal networking events focused on:

  • Peer and faculty mentorship

  • Career development advisement

  • Community service/engagement

Social responsibility

MENTOR for Diversity identifies projects—such as the Family Needs Screening Program, which connects families to community resources—that help house staff engage with the communities they serve.

Building relationships

MENTOR for Diversity residents and fellows build relationships and connect through quarterly informal networking events such as brunches and dinners. In addition, we regularly send out emails to communicate URM career development opportunities at national levels.


MENTOR for Diversity monthly mentorship meetings include:

  • Peer mentorship

  • Discussion of professional challenges

  • Preparation for milestones (boards, fellowship interviews)

  • Faculty mentorship

  • Structured presentation/ discussion

  • Developing an academic career

  • Leadership opportunities

  • Developing a career plan

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