Department of Dental Medicine
General Practice Residency
Clinical Training Sites:
Metropolitan Hospital Center
New York Medical College was founded in 1860 by a group of civic leaders that included poet and abolitionist William Cullen Bryant. New York Medical College was one of the first medical schools to establish a Department of Dentistry. The Medical College was the first medical school to own it's own teaching hospital, and was among the first to admit female students in 1863. In 1928, New York Medical College was the first medical school to establish a scholarship program specifically for minority students. It is now a University comprised of a School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences and Practice and Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences. The New York Medical College Valhalla campus is one of four videoconference sites used by the Department of Dental Medicine.
Metropolitan Hospital is located on the upper east side of Manhattan, between 1st and 2nd Avenues and 97th - 99th Streets.
Westchester Medical Center is located on the campus of New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY in mid-Westchester County just north of NYC.
Phelps Memorial Hospital and Open Door Family Medical Centers are located in Mid- Westchester County with offices in Sleepy Hollow and Port Chester, New York.
CLINICAL TRAINING SITES:
Metropolitan Hospital Center opened in 1875 and is one of the oldest public hospitals in the country and is currently a 341 bed acute care community based facility. The Hospital has a dedicated staff of over 3,000 professional and skilled employees committed to serving the community. In addition to comprehensive inpatient services, MHC serves as the ' family doctor' to more than 320,000 ambulatory and emergency department patients annually. The Department of Dental Medicine is comprised of Divisions of General Dental Practice and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The department is located on the 2nd floor of the Ambulatory Care Pavilion of the Hospital and consists of departmental offices, 10 state of the art operatories, a surgical suite with recovery room, a reception area, waiting room, conference room, intra and extra oral Digital Radiography. In addition, an online computer network capable of accessing NYMC, the National Library of Medicine and the internet is within the Department. The New York Medical College Manhattan campus at Metropolitan Hospital is one of four videoconference sites used by the Department of Dental Medicine.
Westchester Medical Center was established as a regional tertiary care hospital for the entire lower Hudson Valley in 1971 when it began its affiliation with New York Medical College. Previously the institution functioned as a community hospital called Grasslands Hospital. As a tertiary care regional center; WMC serves a seven county area utilizing air transport to quickly transfer patients from all community hospitals within the seven county areas. The Department of Dental Medicine is comprised of Divisions of General Dental Practice and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The department is located on the 1st floor of the Macy Pavilion and consists of departmental offices, 5 state of the art operatories, a surgical suite with recovery room, a reception area, waiting room, conference room and intra/extra oral radiography. In addition, an online computer network capable of accessing NYMC, the National Library of Medicine and the internet is within the Department.
Phelps Memorial Hospital/ Open Door Family Medical Centers have a collaborative arrangement whereby Open Door provides the outpatient services and Phelps provides for services in Emergency Medicine, Operating Room, Inpatient and other Hospital Consultations. Phelps Memorial Hospital is a private, community based, suburban, acute care hospital with 235 beds on 69 acres overlooking the Hudson River in majestic Sleepy Hollow, New York. Open Door Family Medical Centers’ Port Chester outpatient office has an 8 state of the art operatory dental suite with digital radiography, a computerized practice management system, and an electronic dental record. Open Door is designated a level 3 patient centered medical home and provides comprehensive health care services to 40,000 patients with 170,000 visits. Phelps/ Open Door are one of four videoconference sites used by the Department of Dental Medicine.
The one year (second year optional) General Practice Residency program sponsored by New York Medical College maintains the accreditation status of Approval Without Reporting Requirements by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation. The program has three clinical training sites and fulfills the New York State requirements for licensure by PGY-1 training as well as the mandated 1 year post-doctoral year. The clinical training sites include Metropolitan Hospital, Westchester Medical Center and Phelps Memorial Hospital / Open Door Family Medical Centers. The program accepts 10 residents per academic year. At the time of interview, the resident can select either 1 of 3 positions at the Metropolitan Hospital Center clinical site, 1 of 3 positions at the Westchester Medical Center clinical site or 1 of 4 positions at the Phelps/ Open Door clinical site, as their assignment for training. Patient care is comprehensive and is kept within the concepts of general dental practice in both a hospital and ambulatory practice environment. The program is designed for post doctoral training and is not to be construed as an extension of undergraduate training. The program offers both didactic and clinical training in the disciplines of restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, children’s dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, anesthesiology, inpatient care, medical assessment, pain/anxiety control, medically compromised and special needs. These disciplines will be experienced in the outpatient suites, inpatient floors, emergency medicine and medicine departments and operating room areas of our clinical training sites. The didactic portion of the program will occur both on and off site, and will include formal lectures and presentations, informal seminars and conferences, community activities, as well as videoconferencing and webinaring, within the New York Medical College University resource system.
Resident training occurs under the preceptorship of the attending Faculty staff, which is comprised of general practitioners as well as specialists.
The Standards for General Practice Residency of the American Dental Association are the underlying basis for the training program.
Required Application Materials:
Pass Application plus
2014-2015 General Dental Practice Resident Staff Assignments