Office of Academic Affairs

Office of Academic Affairs:

The Department of Academic Affairs was created to maintain regulatory oversight, provide administrative support for the Designated Institutional Official (DIO) and act as a liaison with the program directors to ensure that each program is in compliance with the regulatory agencies including but not limited to ACGME, CPME, ADA, Fellowship Council and the NYS Department of Health. The Department of Academic Affairs shall maintain a centralized database with resident and fellow ("trainee") information, and ensure that sufficient institutional resources are provided for the effective implementation and development of the ACGME-accredited programs. The Department of Academic Affairs is also responsible for the clearance and credentialing processes for our medical student who participate in core and elective rotations at Staten Island University Hospital.

Medical Education Programs:

Staten Island University Hospital is committed to providing a superior educational experience for medical students that rotate through our site. Currently SIUH boasts an impressive number of clinical rotation offerings for medical students in virtually all subspecialties where students work directly with Interns, chief residents and often Attendings and Chairman. Students participate in both medical student specific and resident lectures daily and have the opportunity to participate in Research projects through the Department of Research and also have access to the SIM lab as part of the Patient safety Institute.

Residency and Fellowship Programs:

Staten Island University Hospital is a thriving community based teaching hospital with faculty dedicated to patient care, and education. SIUH trains roughly 200 residents and 25 fellows annually in multiple specialties. This training represents a major commitment of medical and dental staffs. Our Graduate Medical Education Programs involve both voluntary staff and full-time faculty who contribute significantly to the education of future practitioners, many of whom remain in the community.

Continuing Medical Education:

The general purpose of the Continuing Medical Education (CME) program of Staten Island University Hospital is to provide a comprehensive program of continuing medical education for physicians. It is important that physicians be continually provided with updated information on the latest advances in medicine as part of a program of life-long learning. There is a strong emphasis on education as related to patient care and on the dissemination of new clinical advances in medicine with an overall goal of addressing the professional practice gaps of physician-learners by improving competence. This is appropriate to the needs of a community-based teaching hospital that has strong university ties and affiliations and is part of an active and growing community. The CME program of Staten Island University Hospital is linked to the performance improvement activities of the institution and is therefore focused on improving patient care. Course development is often linked to problems identified by the performance improvement process at both the departmental and institution-wide level. This is an area that is strongly encouraged by the CME Department. The CME Department serves as a record-keeping body and interacts with the Department of Medical Staff Affairs to provide CME data needed for staff credentialing.

The Regina McGinn Education Center

The Regina McGinn Education Center promotes a culture dedicated to excellence, innovation, teamwork, and continuous learning. It also houses the Patient Safety Institute at SIUH with a patient simulation center and Diabetic Education Center.

SIUH Medical Library

The Medical Library serves a vital function within professional education. It provides immediate access to up-to-date patient care information, periodical and training to staff and trainees alike.

Medical Student Application

General Information about the Program

Staten Island University Hospital is a thriving community based hospital with robust teaching programs for medical students in virtually all specialties. Our student program runs in conjunction with our major academic affiliate SUNY Downstate to which we accommodate approximately 250 students yearly through various core and elective rotations. Visiting students from non-affiliated medical schools are welcome to apply for our fourth year elective rotations by submitting an application through the Visiting Student Application System (VSAS).

Current Elective Opportunities at SIUH:

Emergency Medicine

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Trauma Critical Care

EM Ultrasound

Allergy and Immunology


Ambulatory Medicine


Critical Care Medicine

Endocrinology and Metabolism


Geriatric Medicine

Hemotology Oncology


Infectious Disease


Palliative Care



Pediatrics NICU

Pediatrics SUB Internship

Diagnostic Radiology

Diagnostic Radiology

Burn Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Cardiothoracic Surgery

General Surgery: Blue Team