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Residency in Internal Medicine at Long Island Jewish Forest Hills

Resident life

The Internal Medicine residency program “lives” in central Queens, striking a perfect balance between city and suburban. The campus is located less than 10 miles from Times Square, an easy ride by car or subway, and a 20-minute car ride away from two airports.

We are surrounded by city life complete with recreational opportunities, shopping and fine dining. Queens also has great parks, including the famous Flushing Meadow Corona Park, which holds the Annual United States Tennis Association (USTA) event every September, and the new CitiField Stadium, the home of the New York Mets.

We strongly believe that collegiality enhances training effectiveness, so our program is infused with activities and strategies that actively support connections among trainees.

Mentoring program

All residents are paired with a core faculty member as part of our mentoring program. The goal is to facilitate individualized early career planning, an exploration of interests and personal development from the time of acceptance into residency. Residents meet with their mentor at least four times per year with additional meetings at the discretion of the mentor-mentee pair. The relationship and issues discussed at these meetings are considered confidential.

The availability of a support system is reinforced with each resident with a mentor that has both a strong personal and professional connection with them. Every intern is also assigned to a peer mentor as part of our Big Sister, Big Brother Program prior to the start of the year. The goal is to provide a peer support group to navigate the excitement, challenges, and anxiety that can be inherent during residency training while simultaneously enhancing a sense of community within the residency program.

Alumni resident quotes

"NSLIJ Forest Hills internal medicine program has given me the opportunity to work under amazing mentors. Throughout my training all attendings had alway stressed on bedside teaching with multidisciplinary team, which is the best patient care approach. Not just medicine, I also learned how be a team player and a leader while working with great nursing and ancillary staff. "

—Nikulkumar Chaudhari, Resident Alumni 2014

"One of the best community residency program with very friendly environment, very fulfilling experience, lots of hands on and safe neighborhood."

—Resident Alumni 2014

"The atmosphere at NSLIJ FH is very friendly, supportive and intimately educational. I love being there."

—Zar Chan, Alumni 2014

“Nothing in life comes easy and residency is no exception to that! Medicine means learning every day. In every field you must train for years to succeed the hierarchy is what makes you become an expert in your field.” 

—Sadia Arshad, Resident Alumni 2016

“I’m very proud to be a part of LIJ Forest Hills Family! Amazing residents, friendly hospital staff and supportive faculty makes this family very unique.”

—Pankti Patel, Resident Alumni 2018

“This place has taught me so many things, from bedside clinical acumen and academic activities to organizing resident wellness events. I hope to pass on what I’ve learned here wherever I go in life.”

—Resident Alumni 2018

“Supportive environment for an excellent education. I learned what I needed to be comfortable in practice.”

—Gulru Sharifova, Resident Alumni 2018