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EHMC Internal Medicine Residency Program Info Line: 201-894-3664

Internal Medicine Residency Program Fact Sheet:

The internal medicine residency at EHMC provides comprehensive training in both ambulatory and inpatient clinical settings.

The curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for independent clinical practice, and to provide a basis for further subspecialty fellowship training.

Teaching Services

Inpatient General Medicine Teaching Services:  The Program has two Hospitalist teaching services (Teams A and B), and one Voluntary Faculty teaching service for patients who have an attending physician at EHMC (Team C). Patients are selected for these services based on acuity of illness and educational value.  Department of Medicine faculty members provide teaching and supervision for these teams, including weekday walk rounds and didactic conferences.

Active Emergency Department: first year residents rotate through the ED for one month, working closely with the faculty members there to evaluate and treat patients upon their initial presentation.  This experience provides a valuable opportunity for residents to develop their diagnostic and therapeutic decision making skills as they provide initial evaluation and treatment for patients presenting with undifferentiated medical problems.

Critical Care Units: Medical-Surgical Intensive Care, Cardiovascular Care and Intermediate Care (22 beds).

Primary Care Continuity Clinic: responsibility continues through all phases of a patient’s care.

Ambulatory Care Rotation: half primary care and half subspecialty clinics to learn office based management.

Ambulatory Education: Residents receive their ambulatory education and provide outpatient care at the North Hudson Community Action Corporation Clinics in Englewood, NJ (located approximately one mile from EHMC). EHMC Department of Medicine Faculty provide comprehensive teaching and supervision at this facility.

Education Resources

Academic environment - major clinical training site for Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) Students (2nd year Physical Diagnosis, 3rd year clinical clerks)

PGY IIIs will have an academic appointment at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS)

Knowledgeable, well-trained faculty and attending staff committed to house staff education and clinical research

Extensive conference schedule with structured curriculum

Medical Library with up-to-date, PubMed, Emedicine, Internet retrieval service

Annual in-service examination

Required research projects for PGY IIIs

Generous book allowance

Support Services

Computer system hospital-wide for orders and data retrieval

Full ancillary services 24 hours a day, including IV team and phlebotomy service

Radiology - state of the art MRI, Open MRI, CT, Ultrasound, Nuclear scanning, PET scanning

Pathology - including advanced cytodiagnostic techniques

Cardiology Diagnostic Catheterization Lab and Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit

Comprehensive noninvasive diagnostic cardiology capabilities - Echo: transthoracic and transesophageal; Nuclear: ventricular function and Thallium scans; Holter monitoring, ambulatory blood presser monitoring

Clinical Laboratories including computer access to results

Endoscopy Suite with state of the art equipment

Pulmonary function laboratory

Highly trained nursing staff committed to patient care