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The General Internal Medicine Fellowship and Combined Obesity/GIM Fellowship at Northwell Health prepare general internists for successful academic careers in education, research and primary care and obesity medicine. In this two-year program, fellows will develop the skills needed to succeed as clinician educators and researchers in academic general internal medicine and obesity medicine.

Program overview

All GIM fellows will:

  • Build a primary care practice.
  • Precept internal medicine residents with mentorship from an experienced clinician educator.
  • Hone skills in data analysis, teaching, and curriculum development through coursework and mentored projects.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate curricula for medical students, residents, and/or faculty.
  • Develop, write, and present scholarly projects in education, clinical research, quality improvement, public health, or health policy in peer-reviewed literature and at local, regional, and national conferences.
  • Participate in key School of Medicine and Division committees.
  • Receive career mentoring from a longitudinal mentor and advisory board of Division leaders.
  • Engage in panel management and quality improvement as a primary care physician.
  • Fellows may elect coursework towards a Masters in Public Health or Masters in Health Professions Pedagogy and Leadership at Hofstra University.
  • Fellows may elect to teach physical diagnosis, clinical reasoning, and/or communication to medical students at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.
  • Fellows may elect to facilitate resident workshops in interprofessional education, ambulatory medicine, social medicine, and/or community health.
  • Fellows will present works in progress regularly at Division conferences and other local venues.

All Obesity/GIM fellows will:

  • Build an obesity medicine practice.
  • Precept internal medicine residents in obesity medicine with mentorship from experienced obesity medicine faculty.
  • Hone skills in data analysis, teaching, and curriculum development through coursework and mentored projects.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate curricula for medical students, residents, and/or faculty.
  • Develop, write, and present scholarly projects in peer-reviewed literature and at local, regional, and national conferences.
  • Participate in key School of Medicine and Division committees.
  • Receive career mentoring from a longitudinal mentor and advisory board of Division leaders.
  • Engage in panel management and quality improvement as a primary care physician.
  • Fellows may elect coursework towards a Masters in Public Health or Masters in Health Professions Pedagogy and Leadership at Hofstra University.
  • Fellows may elect to teach courses in nutrition, lifestyle medicine, and/or obesity medicine to medical students at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.
  • Fellows will present works in progress regularly at Division conferences and other local venues.
  • Fellows will spend time with additional practices related to obesity medicine including bariatric surgery, psychology and nutrition.
  • Fellows are expected to study for and pass the American Board of Obesity Medicine certification exam.
  • Engage in maintenance of certification and journal club with Obesity Medicine team.

Funding & salary

Fellows receive a salary, tuition and benefits that are commensurate with experience. In addition, fellows receive office space at their main ambulatory and academic sites, and are included in all Division activities.

Curriculum

The fellowship program offers a specialized focus in education or research, or a combination of the two. Trainees will apply knowledge gained in coursework from Hofstra University’s Masters in Pedagogy in the Health Professions or Masters in Public Health program to create, implement and evaluate new curricula for medical students, residents and health services research projects.

In addition to graduate program coursework, fellows participate in a career mentoring curriculum and are encouraged to participate in coursework in teaching skills, curriculum development and educational research.

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Timing & schedule

Graduating board certified/board eligible internal medicine residents and practicing internists are welcome to apply in Summer or Fall 2019 and begin the two-year fellowship in July or August 2020.

Our Division includes four diverse freestanding primary care sites near the main teaching hospitals, include interprofessional teams, obesity medicine faculty, nutritionists, diabetes educators, psychologist, and a focus on patient-centered care, evidence-based medicine, continuity and access to care. Fellows spend the majority of their time pursuing scholarly projects and coursework, and will have clinical and resident precepting opportunities in line with their interests.

Learn more about the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Section of Obesity Medicine at Northwell.

Application process

The fellowship application is available here.

Applicants interested in the General Internal Medicine Fellowship program at Northwell Health should send their applications and any questions to:

Lauren Block, MD, MPH
Program Director
[email protected]

Jamie Kane, MD
Obesity Medicine Program Director and Chief, Section of Obesity Medicine
[email protected]

Pamela D'Elia
Fellowship Administrator
[email protected]
(516) 622-5016

Libby Gottridge Endowed Fellowship in General Internal Medicine

Funded by a generous gift from the Gottridge family, long standing supporters of Northwell Health, this prestigious named fellowship position sits in the Division of General Internal Medicine. Fellows will be selected from each year's applicant pool. The goal of the endowed fellowship is to facilitate the recruitment and training of the next generation of our nation’s medical leaders. Upon completion of the Libby Gottridge Endowed Fellowship in General Internal Medicine, trainees will be well equipped to join the ranks of future leaders in the field of academic general internal medicine.

Contact

For questions about your application, please contact:

Pamela D'Elia
Fellowship Administrator
[email protected]
(516) 622-5016

Lauren Block, MD, MPH
Program Director
[email protected]

Jamie Kane, MD
Obesity Medicine Program Director
[email protected]

Leadership

Joseph Conigliaro, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine

Nancy Ann LaVine, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine

Frank Cacace, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine

Karen Ann Friedman, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine

Johanna Martinez, MD, MS

Specialties: Internal Medicine

Lauren Dara Block, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine

Lyndonna Mary Marrast, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine

JoAnne Gottridge, MD

Senior Vice President - Medicine Service Line,

Specialties: Internal Medicine

Jamie Andrew Kane, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine

Dina Hirsch, PhD

Specialties: Child Psychology

Heather Frances McMullen, MD

Chairman of Surgery - Bariatric, Syosset Hospital

Director - Bariatric Surgery of Surgery - Bariatric, Syosset Hospital

Specialties: Surgery

Christine Santori, MS, RD
Nutrition

Samara Ginzburg, MD
Associate Dean for Case-Based Learning
Co-Director, Office of Academic Success
Assistant Professor of Medicine
[email protected]
(516) 463-7501

Alice Fornari, EdD, RD
Associate Dean for Educational Skills Development 
Professor of Science Education and Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention and Family Medicine
[email protected]
(516) 463-7522