Graduate Medical Education

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Internal Medicine Residency

Curriculum

The NewYork-Presbyterian Queens medicine residency is fully accredited by the ACGME, and has a wealth of experience training both allopathically and osteopathically educated physicians. NYP Queens serves one of the most ethnically, culturally, and therefore clinically diverse populations in the United States, with approximately 40% of our inpatient population being foreign-born. As a community hospital with strong affiliation to Weill-Cornell Medical College, we offer the best of both worlds; very rich hands-on clinical experience in an institution with strong academic ties. A few of the noteworthy features of our curriculum for residents include:

  • Our program adopted an X + Y Block schedule in July 2014, in the form of 6 weeks inpatient/elective rotations, alternating with 2 weeks of the ambulatory block for all categorical residents in all three years of training. This has allowed for tremendous enrichment of our ambulatory curriculum, including:
    • Enhanced continuity clinic experience
    • Exposure to many medical and nonmedical subspecialty clinics
    • Dramatic improvement in focus on both inpatient and outpatient activities respectively
    • Ambulatory Selectives in a variety of outside practices, both Primary Care and subspecialty in orientation
    • Weekly case-based Ambulatory Report for each PGY-class
    • Assigned modules in the Hopkins PEAC web-based General Medicine Curriculum
    • Home Visits with VNS as PGY-1s and to one's clinic patients in years 2 and 3.
  • In December 2014 our program was one of eight medicine residencies in the country selected to participate in the first round of the I-PASS Mentored Implementation Program, a Performance Improvement program designed to disseminate an evidence-based, structured approach to hand-off of clinical information at times of transition of care. This program, sponsored by the Society for Hospital Medicine and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, provides us with:
    • Mentorship by faculty from Drexel University and Harvard Medical School
    • A wealth of training and educational resources
    • Networking with other training programs implementing the I-PASS system
  • Six institutionally-sponsored, ACGME accredited subspecialty fellowship programs in:
    • Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Gastroenterology
    • Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Nephrology
    • Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
  • A full-time Hospitalist/Nocturnist service providing attending supervision and teaching on the inpatient service 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Full-time NYP Queens faculty in all the major subspecialties of Internal Medicine, with active participation in a wide range of didactic conferences, inpatient subspecialty consult rounds and outpatient subspecialty clinics, as well as research projects.
  • Access to the Theresa Lang Research Center, an endowed NYP Queens facility which provides mentorship on clinical research projects, access to a consulting statistician, and an annual Resident and Fellows Research Day, with awards for several categories of abstract presentations.