The Residency Training Program in Internal Medicine and Primary Care Internal Medicine operates with three basic goals in mind. These are:
Train clinicians to provide excellent medical care for a broad range of patient’s problems. Clinicians are expected to be able to synthesize information from a wide variety of sources, use a rational approach to decision making and develop the clinical skills required for superb care.
Prepare trainees to function in the rapidly changing environment of medical care. It is now recognized that clinicians need to understand the management of medical care as well as the science. Our graduates will be trained to take leadership roles in an environment of quality health care with fiscal responsibility.
Facilitate teamwork and collegiality in the clinical and educational process, supporting a life long process of learning in the practice Medicine.
Programs offered/number of resident positions:
Ten Preliminary Interns in a one-year program for physicians going on to other specialties; 21 Residents in each of the three years of regular or categorical medical residencies. The Department of Medicine also provides training for rotating PGY-1s from Psychiatry as well as for Osteopathic Interns. Brookdale’s department of Medicine has Fellowships in Nephology and Hematology/Oncology.
Divisions and/or Sections:
In addition to general internal medicine, the department has divisions of cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology. Infectious disease, nephrology, pulmonary/critical care medicine and rheumatology.
Full-time faculty of 40 physicians, of all of whom are board-certified in Internal Medicine and in their respective subspecialties. All are also members of the faculty of the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn.
The department provides an excellent base for Resident training through a very active 230-bed inpatient service (including a 16-bed MICU, a six-bed CCU, and a 30-bed Telemetry Unit), rotation through one of our six primary care satellites in the community (Brookdale Family Care Centers) a complete roster specialty clinics, and a very active Emergency Department.
Brookdale's Catchment Area
Look at a map of Brooklyn, a community of over 2.5 million people:
By strategically placing itself over half of the borough, Brookdale is uniquely situated to take care of almost 1.25 million people.
That's as many people as all the other Brooklyn hospitals take care of COMBINED! For more information regarding the Department of Medicine Postgraduate Training Program, please contact the Internal Medicine Residency Program.