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Training information

Northwell Health is an integrated healthcare delivery organization composed of 23 hospitals, 600 ambulatory care sites, and it covers a service area forming a triangle with sides of roughly 100 miles, in the New York City area. We have four residency programs:

  • Northwell Health Residency Program in Internal Medicine - based at both North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, with rotations in both hospitals.
  • Northwell Health Residency Program in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital - located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
  • Northwell Health Residency Program in Internal Medicine at Forest Hills Hospital - located in the urban / suburban neighborhood of Queens called Forest Hills.
  • Northwell Health Residency Program in Internal Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital - located in Staten Island, a predominantly residential borough of New York City.

All our residency programs in internal medicine are developing powerful new ways to train tomorrow’s physician leaders, scientists, educators, and healers, whether they continue as a general internist, hospitalist or subspecialist.

Long Island Jewish Forest Hills is a 312-bed community hospital located in an ethnically diverse residential neighborhood in Northern Queens. The hospital’s mission is to provide the highest quality and most compassionate health care in the county, with sensitivity and respect for the cultural needs of our patients and their families.

Teaching hospitalists round daily. A night float system handles admissions and cross-coverage from 7pm to 7am. Interns are supervised throughout the day and night, with in-house hospitalist attendings and senior residents on call.

The medicine admitting resident (MAR), a third-year resident, screens newly admitted cases in the emergency department to determine which patients will be covered by medicine house staff, increasing house staff autonomy.

To learn more about the additional internal medicine residency programs offered at Northwell Health, visit:

Housestaff Education

Core curriculum

The goal of the residency program is to provide training across the life span, in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

As of July 1, 2017, our PGY 1 residents have moved to an X + Y schedule. A key component of the Northwell internal medicine residency program is our continuity model of housestaff education, which is based on the “Eight Plus Two” system, an increasingly popular strategy for compliance with ACGME duty-hour rules. The model’s core is a variation on protected time: each eight-week block of inpatient duty is followed by two weeks dedicated to ambulatory education. This strategy eliminates pressure on trainees to be in two places at once; they no longer rush from inpatient floor to outpatient clinic. Didactics and subspecialty training in both settings benefit from the continuity, and research becomes a real option.

Each of the PGY 2 and PGY 3 residency years is divided into 12 block rotations allowing for numerous opportunities with varied patient populations.

Second year rotations

  • Inpatient Adult Medicine
  • Outpatient Clinic
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Night Float
  • Telemetry
  • Elective Rotation

Third year rotations

  • Inpatient Adult Medicine
  • Outpatient Clinic
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Medical Consults
  • Neurology
  • Geriatrics

Elective rotations

  • Anesthesiology
  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology- Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Research

Second and third year residents currently rotate through a traditional schedule of 1/2 day of clinic per week. Required rotations are complimented by a diverse selection of elective opportunities in general internal medicine, medicine subspecialities, research as well as non-medicine specialties. The program provides a degree of flexibility to upper level residents which allow them to explore and nurture their interests. Third year residents have an opportunity to hone their teaching and leadership skills during their Resident as Teacher rotations on designated medical floors.