Designed to recruit and support high-caliber physicians, fellows, and nurses with specializations in pediatrics, the Samberg Scholars in Children’s Health program started in January 2013 with the appointment of 10 physicians to the Children’s Hospital. The hospital plans to increase the number of scholars to as many as 40 over the next five years, thanks to the size of the Sambergs’ gift.
Candidates for the Samberg Scholar program must meet a number of requirements. In addition to exhibiting leadership and skill in teaching and program development, they should be general pediatricians or pediatric subspecialists. The first 10 Samberg Scholars came from backgrounds in rehabilitation medicine, orthopedic surgery, and nephrology, as well as pediatrics.
Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, a part of New York Presbyterian, ranks among the top children’s hospitals in the country.