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Internal Medicine Residency Program Overview

Our program consists of a total of 94 training positions:

PGY-1 Preliminary 16
PGY-1 Categorical 25
PGY-2 Categorical 26
PGY-3 Categorical 26


Training Components

Our Internal Medicine Residency Program is supported by academic clinician educators who specialize in inpatient medicine and outpatient care.

Outpatient Service

At our off-site outpatient facilities, residents provide outpatient services and establish their own continuity-of-care practices under full time faculty supervision. Continuity of care is emphasized with residents scheduled to see the same panel of patients over the course of the three-year training period.

Our new 6-2 curriculum at a glance:

-6 weeks of inpatient followed by 2 weeks of ambulatory
-Weekly didactics
-Greater outpatient exposure
-1/3 of the year is spent in the ambulatory setting
-15 different templates are available to maximize subspecialty exposure
-Enhanced outpatient elective experience
-Simulation Sessions

Inpatient Service

Our active inpatient service provides housestaff with the opportunity to manage patients with a wide variety of diagnoses under the supervision of an academic hospitalist or voluntary faculty staff. Each inpatient team, which consists of a resident and two interns, sub-interns and third year medical students, manages up to 20 patients. All admitted patients are on the teaching service and are being cared for by our housestaff. A teaching attending is assigned to each team and conducts bedside teaching rounds and didactics daily. The full range of subspecialty services and a new Simulation Curriculum under Educational Activities enhance the residents training experience.

Cardiac Care Unit
The Cardiac Care Unit and associated Progressive (Step Down) Care Unit provide house officers with exposure to state-of-the-art cardiac services in a world-class center for cardiac and peripheral vascular intervention techniques. The full-time director of the unit supervises the academic and clinical components and a Fellow from the Cardiology program is assigned to the unit at all times. Three teams each composed of a resident and an intern, care for the 15 patients in the CCU.

Intensive Care Unit
The Intensive Care Unit is a 15 bed state of the art patient care facility. There are three ICU teams each consists of a senior resident and an intern. Housestaff are supervised by full-time academic intensivists, who conduct multidisciplinary rounds three times daily. There is 24 hour in-house intensivist coverage and support for the house staff.

Emergency Department
Lenox Hill Hospital's Emergency Department manages approximately 40,000 annual visits. Internal Medicine residents have an average of two months of emergency room experience during their training. The newly opened state of the art emergency room includes complete electronic health records. Residents receive outstanding experience under the supervision of full-time Emergency Medicine trained physicians.

Affiliations

Teaching Affiliations

-New York Medical College
-NYU School of Medicine
-SUNY Downstate School of Medicine
-Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
-Pace University/Lenox Hill PA Program
-Long Island University Doctor of Pharmacy Program

Electives

Residents are scheduled for six elective rotations during the three years of training. Elective months are comprised of inpatient subspecialty consultative and ambulatory components. Residents are also given the opportunity to construct a "customized elective" for which they create their own learning goals and objectives, with the assistance of the program director, in order to meet their individual educational interests and needs.