The curriculum is designed to personalize training and meet the unique needs and career goals of the resident. Residents learn the value of teamwork and interdisciplinary care. The categorical internal medicine program is a three-year parallel program. It provides residents with opportunities to assume ever-increasing levels of responsibility as their years of training advance. This enables the residents to progress from a learner-primary caregiver to a teacher-health team leader role. The emphasis in the ambulatory continuity clinic is on population health: socioeconomic determinants, health promotion, disease prevention and management of chronic diseases. Our highly qualified and dedicated faculty of internists and subspecialists provide education, supervision, evaluation, career counseling, and mentorship in quality improvement and research projects. Residents play an integral role in the education of medical students. We emphasize evidence-based medicine and inculcate clinical problem-solving skills by utilizing the scientific method. Our program allows residents to individualize their training to meet specific career goals.
Curriculum and program objectives are based on the six ACGME core competencies. The subspecialty education coordinators are engaged in curriculum development and implementation. Core curriculum and learning objectives are revised annually to meet the changing requirements of ACGME. Patient-based learning occurs during daily faculty bedside rounds. Our faculty teaches core curriculum topics in noon didactic conferences. Flipped classroom with audience-based response system promotes active interactive and adaptive learning. The effectiveness of the curriculum is evaluated by outcome measures such as In-Training Examination, American Board Internal Medicine examination results and a resident survey. Residents prepare and present in morning report, journal club, morbidity/mortality and Clinical Pathological Conferences moderated by faculty.
All clinical rotations have a competency-based curriculum with goals and objectives and evaluation tools. Faculty mentor residents in organized performance improvement projects, academic/career counseling and leadership development. Procedural skills are taught in the simulation lab to help improve patient safety. Residents receive formal education in alertness management and fatigue mitigation. The wellness committee monitors resident stress and implements effective stress reduction strategies such as the elimination of stressors and education in self-care. The program conducts monthly town hall meetings, and residents are encouraged to voice their concerns and make suggestions for improvement.
Clinical Learning Environment and Educational Resources
- Academic affiliate with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and clinical affiliate of Mount Sinai Hospital
- Fully accredited 3-year Internal Medicine Residency with a total of 89 categorical positions and 3 preliminary positions
- 18-bed combined Medical/Surgical ICU
- Coronary Care unit
- Critical Care outreach
- Primary care ambulatory and subspecialty clinics
- PATH center, dedicated outpatient clinic for HIV patients
- 4-bed American Academy of Sleep Medicine accredited sleep disorders center
- Comprehensive palliative care and hospice service including inpatient hospice unit
- Telemetry units
- Clinical decision/observation unit
- Center of excellence in stroke and myocardial infarction management
- Mount Sinai on-line library UpToDate from anywhere
- ABIM review course
- MKSAP digital version
- Point-of-care ultrasonography in ICU
- Simulation Laboratory
- Clinical rotation in Addiction Medicine
ABIM Board review course
- We are a community-based program focused on Keeping Brooklyn Healthy.
- Medical students from St. George’s University, Grenada and AUC rotate.
- 24/7 hospitalist and intensivist coverage. In-house attending physicians are available for assistance at all times, and residents are not required to meet the service needs of the hospital, which allows for a better educational experience.
- No overnight call. We have a night float team that takes over from the day team in the evening and hands off in the morning.
- Great patient diversity and an exciting range of pathologies.
- Longitudinal Integrative Medicine curriculum.
- Participation in some form of scholarly activity is mandatory for graduation from the program.
- In addition, residents will be trained in the basic concepts of QI and Patient Safety and will have the opportunity to participate in QI projects during their training.
- Mentorship: As an intern, you will be assigned to a faculty member. Later, you may choose a mentor based on your specialty and research interests.
- Does the program support presentation at national conference? Yes. All residents get academic days for presentation. The residency program provides travel grants.
- Awards and recognition: Monthly awards are given for service excellence to interns and residents. Annual awards are given to graduating residents and intern of the year.
- Graduates: Our graduates are a mix of internists/subspecialists. Many are hospitalists or primary care internists with community-based office practice. Some are clinician-educators in community hospitals with residency training programs. Others have completed subspecialty training and function as consultants. Many have established a practice in our community and serve as voluntary physicians providing primary care and subspecialty consultations.
- Recent changes in the program: Hospitalist Program, dedicated academic hospitalists without any other competing responsibilities; intensivists program with extended hours of in-house supervision; point-of-care ultrasonography in ICU; Critical Care Outreach Program.