The First Year (R1/ Intern 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.
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. The 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.