Internal Medicine Training for a Changing World.

We adopt and practice the following principles as fundamental to our program.

A firm commitment to hands-on bedside teaching.

The most stimulating and best-remembered lessons in medicine are derived from direct patient care.

file4-1.jpeg
We regard residents’ participation in program development as a serious function.

 

 The housestaff formally contributes as members of many of the department’s committees and through the evaluation process, and informally, through discussion with the attending staff, chief residents and associate program directors and director.

A philosophy of innovation and resident participation in developing the content of the program.

We are constantly evaluating and trying new approaches to learning and patient care. We adapt what works and discard what doesn’t.

pz-1.jpg
Clipboard09.jpg
s-up-1.jpg
sup-1.jpg
A supportive environment. 

 

An atmosphere of warmth and support is an immeasurable but vital ingredient in our program. At BronxCare, where physicians from many parts of the world interact as colleagues at the house staff and attending levels, there is a special emphasis on teamwork and emotional support for each individual resident.

Academic Medicine
There is a core curriculum in internal medicine and its sub-specialties, which is given by all members of the Department throughout the year.

Regularly scheduled conferences include Medical Grand Rounds, Sub-specialty Rounds, Journal Club, Bedside Teaching Rounds, and Monthly Scientific Seminars with leading scientists, Clinico-Pathologic Conferences, Autopsy conferences with the Departments of Pathology and Radiology.  There is a separate review course to prepare residents for the American Board of Internal Medicine certifying examinations.


THE FIRST YEAR
Even during the first year of residency you are "the doctor" to BronxCare patients. Perhaps more than at any other hospital, you gain essential experience with many kinds of medical patients by taking responsibility for them in the hospital and by recruiting them for your office practice, where you follow them throughout your residency. During the first year, you will rotate through a range of sub-specialty oriented and general medicine floors.

A typical day for the first year resident during these months combines experience and didactic learning.

 

THE SECOND YEAR
As a matter of scheduling, the second year resident's typical day is similar to the first year. Your role in inpatient care is, however, a very different one. As the team leader you supervise a team of interns and serve as a role model to the junior residents. Also, as a second year resident you will rotate through the emergency room, the intensive care and coronary care units. As in the first year, you will continue to follow your regular patient panel in the general medicine setting twice a week. Greater independence and a larger patient panel in the second year begin to resemble the conditions of an internist's role.

A typical day for a second year resident combines learning with leadership.

THE THIRD YEAR
As a senior year resident you will take further responsibility for patient care and sharpen your sub-specialty skills in preparation for the internal medicine boards. During this year you will serve as a medical consultant providing consults to surgical and obstetrical services. Much of the third year is elective.

You will choose in-depth sub-specialty experiences based on your interest and availability. As in the first two years, you will continue to expand your primary care practice, gaining speed and accuracy in the management of patients with multiple medical problems and practicing with still greater independence.

A typical day for a third year resident stresses leadership and in-depth study of specific areas of medical practice.

BEYOND
Our graduates are well equipped to handle the diversity and complexity of primary care internal medical practices. In fact, a majority of our graduates go into practice upon leaving the program. Many in the area surrounding the hospital or in hospital based practices. Hospital admitting privileges are offered to program graduates planning to practice in the area. A significant number go on to sub-specialty fellowship training in Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonary medicine, infectious Diseases, Critical Care, Nephrology, Hematology, Oncology, Endocrinology, Neurology and Geriatrics.

Conferences

 

​We offer a wide array of educational and learning activities throughout the week.

These activities are designed to supplement bedside care and learning that occur every day on the medical floors.

 

  • Board Review

  • Core Curriculum

  • Evening Report

  • Grand Rounds

  • Journal Club

  • Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) Conference

  • Morning Report

  • Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Meetings

  • Performance Improvement and

     Quality Improvement Projects (PI & QI)

 

Residents' Salary & Benefits

 

Residents are part of the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) union.

Representatives are chosen from the department and serve as delegates for the residents.

CIR has been very successful in negotiating a competitive compensation package, including medical, dental and vision benefits, as well as life insurance.  In addition, residents receive four weeks of paid vacation, malpractice insurance paid by the hospital, disability insurance and reimbursement for travel to academic conferences.

For the complete list of benefits click here.