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Resident life

Your residency or fellowship training program will likely be the most rigorous and challenging time in your life. But it can also be one of the most rewarding.
Northwell Health is extremely invested in the success of our trainees and strives to ensure your time leads to meaningful professional and personal growth.

Many of Northwell Health’s tertiary hospitals are located in upscale suburban communities in Nassau, Queens and Suffolk counties. We also have hospitals in Staten Island and Manhattan. As the health system continues to grow, we are expanding farther into the five boroughs and Westchester.

Long Island, where most of our facilities are located, is known for miles of coastline on both its north and south shores. In addition to superb water sports of all types, Long Island has great parks, tournament-quality golf courses, hiking and bike trails, and fine dining.

Queens, the largest of New York City’s five boroughs, has the most ethnically diverse population in the United States. It offers a wide variety of worship, educational and entertainment opportunities. Here you’ll find the New York Mets baseball team, the U.S. Tennis Open and beautiful venues for outdoor activities.

Staten Island serves as a bridge between New York and New Jersey. Our two hospital campuses are on the north side of the island, close to Brooklyn and Manhattan, and the south side of the island, close to Middlesex County, New Jersey. 

Manhattan is the cultural hub of New York City. Easily accessible by car, subway, Long Island Rail Road, and the Metro North railway, Manhattan has great nightlife, music, dining, theater, sports, world-class museums and parks, and many other recreational activities.

No matter what your interests, you’ll find activities to enjoy throughout the New York metro area.

Orientation

Preparing for patient care

Before clinical experiences at our hospitals and facilities, students must complete the following orientation program: