The Internal Medicine Residency Program is committed to provide comprehensive post-graduate training in internal medicine, maintain highest academic standards, and establish the foundations for lifelong self directed learning, an essential requirement of today’s internist.
The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Lincoln Medical Center is fully accredited by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education – ACGME and provides comprehensive post-graduate training in all areas of the vast field of Internal Medicine with an emphasis on the skills required for primary care practice and Hospitalist Medicine. Lincoln Medical Center is located in the South Bronx (an area experiencing remarkable development and reinvigoration) and has long tradition of providing care to the poor and the disadvantaged in the City of New York.
The Internal Medicine Residency Training provides a wealth of clinical experience in the inpatient and outpatient settings which is accompanied by diverse conferences, grand rounds and seminar series that together provide solid foundations for achieving excellence in providing primary care services.
The outpatient training includes longitudinal continuity clinics, ambulatory bloc rotations and rich experience in emergency medicine. During the ambulatory block rotation, residents have the opportunity to rotate through gynecology, ENT and adolescent medicine. Beginning in internship, all residents follow their own patients in a weekly continuity clinic. Additional ambulatory training is provided by the outpatient clinics of the different medical subspecialties. These include geriatrics and gynecology.
Lincoln Medical Center is one of the first hospitals to implement hospitalists to manage the diverse inpatient population. Over the years, the hospitalist program has grown and matured, forming the backbone of the comprehensive and extensive training in inpatient medicine.
Lincoln Medical Center is a designated level one trauma center, regional stroke center and cancer center. Conferences, seminars and novel didactic models complement the direct patient care experience. These include doctor-patient communication modules, medical informatics, comprehensive primary care curriculum, community medicine and managed care, end of live, palliative care and pain management, debate series.
Medical research is supported and mandated. There is a yearly course given by lecturers from Weill medical college on research methodology as well as noon conferences on medical statistics, ethics, epidemiology and evidence based medicine. All residents are required to work on a research project and to present their work before they can graduate from the program. Beginning in July 2004 we have introduced a research elective rotation – four weeks for the duration of the residency training.