|Applications can be submitted through ERAS at www.aamc.org/eras. Complete details and timelines are available on the ERAS website.|
|For more information, please call Harriet James Johnson, Residency Coordinator, at (718) 283-8997.|
The curriculum has been carefully planned to fulfill the specialty requirements of the Medicine Residency Review Committee (RRC) of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The curriculum offers broad and balanced experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, which prepare the graduate for a career in general internal medicine or further training in any of the medical subspecialties. By the end of the three year program, graduating residents leave as expert practitioners in the care and treatment of major acute and chronic diseases.
Inpatient rotations include assignment to the general medical floors and intensive care units as well as our specialty divisions. These required rotations are illustrated in the rotation schedule. The residency program incorporates training in preventive medicine, interviewing skills, cultural diversity, cost-effective management and computer skills.
Under the supervision of the full-time faculty and attending staff, residents participate in daily rounds on each unit. Residents complete patient evaluations, develop treatment plans, perform procedures and write all patient orders. Residents are also responsible for the ongoing care and monitoring of the patients in the 29-bed intensive care unit (interconnecting cardiac, pulmonary, and general medicine ICUs).
The nature of the program allows residents to work with other medical specialties such as ophthalmology, gynecology, adolescent medicine, and psychiatry. Additionally, it enables the resident to work with an inter-disciplinary team including social services, home care, and nutritional support staff. This experience provides the resident with an understanding of the full range of care and support services available to patients.
The curriculum offers significant outpatient and ambulatory care "continuity" experience in both the outpatient clinic and private office practice settings. Every resident is assigned to an outpatient primary care team, supervised by an attending faculty physician. Each team is assigned a panel of patients. This weekly outpatient continuity experience allows the resident the opportunity to establish a relationship with a panel of patients throughout the three years of training and to study the natural history of various diseases which are not seen in the acute hospital setting. The monthly private office rotations further enhances the ambulatory and continuity education of residents, while exposing them to office-based patient care management activities and services.