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Internal Medicine Residency Program

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 60 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 20,000 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.

A five-year cycle, full accreditation by the ACGME.  Our last inspection included 6 special commendations.
Our hospital was awarded a "Best Practices" commendation by the ACGME for our work in the competency area of Systems-Based Practice.

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 intensivists.

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 geriatrics, cardiology, 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 100 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 151 physicians on staff with academic appointments at SUNY-HSCB.

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.
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