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Residency in Internal Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital

Our three-year internal medicine (IM) residency training program has a history of producing high-quality, board certified general internists and medical subspecialists. It began in 1969 with a categorical class size of about 12 residents per year. Today, the IM program trains more than 90 residents per year. In addition to our categorical program, we offer a one-year preliminary medicine position, which includes 15 residents. There is also availability for a chief residency year.

Medical training takes place at our North and South Site campuses. The hospital is situated in the desirable, suburban community of Staten Island, yet only 30 minutes away from the urban epicenter of Manhattan. With well over 24,000 discharges from the Department of Medicine, our residents' clinical exposure is nothing short of vast.

Some IM program highlights include:

  • An expanded ambulatory experience, including multiple specialties
  • A specialized curricula not emphasized in other programs, including: evidenced-based medicine; biostatistics and epidemiology; preventive medicine and public health; surgical subspecialties (i.e. ENT, orthopaedics, breast clinic); adolescent medicine; geriatrics; women's health; dermatology; palliative medicine; pain management; hospitalist medicine; perioperative medicine
  • Continued full accreditation by the ACGME, granted in March 2015
  • Exposure to state-of-the-art medical care including: sleep medicine; all forms of dialysis; open-heart surgery; advanced critical area; stroke unit; epilepsy unit
  • 24/7 on-site supervision by board-certified hospitalists and intensivists
  • Our residents are fully engaged in scholarly activities at all levels. We have an expert on research design and statistical analysis who will assist residents with their projects. The hospital has its own Institutional Review Board, which provides a timely review of all research projects. Residents and faculty participate in annual local and national research competitions/conferences (travel expenses provided).
  • We offer fellowship positions in cardiology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, nephrology and pulmonary/critical care. We are actively pursuing the addition of other self-sponsored fellowship programs. Our residents have secured advanced subspecialty training in many of the leading academic centers across the United States. We have affiliated fellowships with SUNY - Health Science Center at Brooklyn.
  • We are also a major teaching affiliate of SUNY - Health Science Center at Brooklyn's College of Medicine. Each year, more than 500 medical students (across all four years of schooling) participate in at least one of our rotations (for more information on our student program click here). There are currently 139 physicians on staff with academic appointments at SUNY Downstate.
  • We encourage you to schedule a meeting with our faculty and current residents and learn more about our innovative training program.

Our clinicians, educators and researchers are dedicated to delivering the highest quality care, while continually pushing the boundaries of knowledge.

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This department serves as a resource to facilitate accreditation of programs as well as recruitment and on-boarding of residents and fellows.

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