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Social Pediatrics Residency Program

Welcome to the Social Pediatric Residency at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.   Our program is an ACGME accredited residency program that provides training focusing on the health of underserved urban children in the context of the community. As Rudolf Virchow, the grandfather of social medicine, said over 150 years ago; “Physicians are the natural attorneys of the poor, and social problems fall to a large extent within their jurisdiction.”

Graduates have gone on to provide care to children throughout the country both as primary care pediatricians and specialists. Many from our ranks have also entered public health, academic medicine, and have been advocates for the health of underserved children.

If you decide to apply, remember that we have a separate match from the categorical pediatric program, so you must file a separate ERAS application with us. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Sandra Braganza, MD, MPH
Social Pediatric Residency Program Director

Mission Statement

We believe health is a state of physical, social, economic, psychological, and political well-being.  We believe health care is a right that is a matter of social justice.  There is a social component in the origin and course of disease; therefore, to promote health, we support grassroots community action and progressive change in public policy and social structure.

To improve the health of underserved communities in the Bronx and beyond, we strive to:  (1) provide exemplary community-oriented primary care and preventive services across the life cycle; (2) train outstanding primary care physicians who integrate the biological, psychological, and social dimensions of health; (3) generate new knowledge and innovations in primary care, medical education, and population health; (4) advocate for public health, social justice, and health equality; and (5) honor our diversity in the practice of mutual respect, collaboration, and healing relationships.