Staten Island University Hospital's internal medicine (IM) residency
training program began in 1969 with a categorical class size of about
12 residents per year. Today, the IM program trains over 90 residents
over the span of three years. In addition to our categorical program,
we offer a one-year, preliminary medicine position, which places our total
resident complement to 105 residents. There is also availability for a
chief residency year as well.
Medical training takes place at Staten Island University Hospital's
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.
Our traditional Internal Medicine Program, with a history of producing
high-quality, board certified general internists and medical subspecialists,
has many highlights including:
- 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 (ENT, orthopedics, breast clinic, etc.);
adolescent medicine; geriatrics; women's health; dermatology; palliative
medicine; pain management; hospitalist medicine; perioperative medicine; etc.
- Continued full accreditation by the ACGME was 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; - just to name a few.
- Full-time (24/7), on-site supervision by board certified hospitalists and
- By augmenting and enhancing the competency-based curriculum, our program
provides the medical resident with the necessary knowledge and clinical
skills to practice internal medicine or to enter subspecialty training.
We consider our highly structured, academic schedule to be the strength
of our program.
Our residents are fully engaged in scholarly activities at all levels.
SIUH has its own Institutional Review Board (IRB), which timely provides
the necessary review of all research projects. On campus we have an expert
on research design and statistical analysis who will assist residents
with their projects. Our residents and faculty participate yearly in local
and national research competitions/conferences, which SIUH graciously
provides funding for travel expenses.
Staten Island University Hospital offers fellowship positions in cardiology,
gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, nephrology and pulmonary/critical
care. We are actively pursuing the addition of other self-sponsored fellowship
programs. We also have affiliated fellowships with SUNY - Health Science
Center at Brooklyn. Our residents have secured advanced subspecialty training
in many of the leading academic centers across the United States.
We are a major teaching affiliate of SUNY - Health Science Center at Brooklyn's
College of Medicine. Our residents enjoy their role as mentor and teacher
to the students they encounter. Each year, over 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
We encourage you to visit Staten Island University Hospital to meet with
our faculty and current residents. At that time, you will become more
acquainted with our innovative training program.