NEW YORK – Lenox Hill Hospital has been selected as one of only 17 hospitals within New York State to receive a grant award under the Doctors Across New York (DANY) Ambulatory Care Training Program. In addition, the hospital is one of only five of the chosen hospitals to receive the maximum monetary amount of $750,000, which will be disbursed over a three year period. The grant, which is issued by the New York State Department of Health’s Council on Graduate Medical Education, is meant to incentivize medical institutions to provide clinical primary care training to residents and medical students at freestanding ambulatory care sites, such as diagnostic and treatment centers and physician practices.
The endowment coincides with the launch by the Lenox Hill internal medicine residency program of the new specialized primary care track, which will offer a select group of residents more ambulatory training in various settings. Lenox Hill Hospital has also made a commitment to offer the New York Medical College third year students pursuing electives at the hospital the same training exposure in ambulatory care, in the hope they will choose to specialize in primary care. “Our internal medicine residency program is dedicated to preparing the kinds of doctors needed for the future, committed to our communities, and devoted to offering creative training for our residents,” said Robin Dibner, MD, associate chairman of education and director of the residency program.
Lenox Hill’s medical residency program is currently affiliated with three ambulatory care sites: Lenox Hill Medicine, a multispecialty practice; Manhattan’s Physician Group, an independently owned multispecialty group; and the Retroviral Disease Center within Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.