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Internal Medicine Residency Training at Westchester Medical Center

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Westchester Medical Center - Our Hospital

 

  • The Major Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital for Westchester County, NY
  • Level I Trauma Center
  • Diverse mix of patients from rural and urban communities in the surrounding 8 counties
  • Comprehensive Primary Care Center
  • Academic Medical Center of New York Medical College

 

Department of Medicine Faculty

 

  • Over 80 full time faculty members
  • Represents all sub-specialties of Medicine
  • Active in clinical practice and research

 

Yearly Schedule

 

PGY-I

    • 3 1/2 months Medicine floors
    • 2 months Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
    • 1 month Ambulatory Clinic (Prelim’s do Step-Down)
    • 1 month Vacation
    • 1 1/2 months Night Float
    • 1 1/2 month Elective
    • 1 month Emergency Room
    • 1/2 month Quality Improvement Rotation

PGY II

    • 3 months floor
    • 2 month Elective
    • 1 month CCU
    • 1 1/2 months Medicine Specialty Floors
    • 1 month Night Float
    • 1 month Ambulatory Clinic
    • 1 month Consults
    • 1 month Vacation
    • 1/2 month Quality Improvement Rotation

 

PGY III

    • 6 months Electives
    • 1 month Ambulatory Clinic
    • 1 month ICU
    • 1 month ICU Night Float
    • 1 month ER
    • 1 month Medicine Consults
    • 1 month Vacation

 

A Typical Day on the Floors

7:30 AM: Sign-in
8:00 AM: Team Rounds
9:00 AM: Morning Report
10:00 AM: Attending Rounds (Chairman Rounds)
11:00 AM: Teaching Rounds
12:00 PM: Noon Conference
1:30 PM: Work Rounds or Continuity Clinic
4:30 PM: Sign-out

 

Floors:

  • Weekends, Call and Night Float

 

Floor Call:

  • Every 4th night from 4:30pm-9:00pm

 

Weekends:

  • One 24 hour period off (Sat or Sun, depending on call)
  • 10 hours off between shifts
  • 16 hours maximum shift on weekend call

 

Floor Night Float:

  • Six nights/week from 9:00pm-7:00am (Sun – Fri)
  • Weekday early morning Educational Bedside rounds with Dr. Sule

 
Morning Report

  • 5x/week for Residents - Led by Program Leadership
  • 1x/week for Interns - Led by Dr. Moshman
  • Chairman Morning Report on Fridays - Led by Dr. Frishman

 

Noon Conferences

  • Weekly comprehensive lecture series covering all specialties of medicine given by Department of Medicine Faculty
  • Bi-monthly Journal Club
  • Weekly Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Quarterly Morbidity and Mortality Rounds
  • Monthly Humanities Conference

 

Ancillary Services

  • 24/7 phlebotomy shifts
  • IV’s by nurses and STAT flight
  • EKG technicians 24/7
  • Patient transporter support by STAT flight

 

The Units

  • Intensive Care Unit
    • Pulmonary/Critical Care fellow and attending team
    • Hands on experience with Ventilator, fluid, and line management
    • Excellent case diversity
  • Coronary Care Unit
    • Cardiology fellow and attending team
    • Primary Angioplasty
    • > 8500 caths performed per year

 

Clinical Skills Education

  • Emergency Room Admitting Team Teaching Rounds
  • HARVEY cardiac skills patient simulator
  • Evidence Based OSCE
  • Central Line Placement
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support, simulation training

 

Salary

  • PGY1 $56,279
  • PGY2 $61,277
  • PGY3 $66,953

 

Housing

  • On-campus housing is available for the interns on a limited basis.

 

CIR

  • Our housestaff are CIR members and enjoy many benefits including:
  • Meal Cards are offered to housestaff that are on-call
  • Books and Equipment - $500/year
  • Conference - $1000/year
  • Conference - PGY3 and above will receive an additional $500
  • Optical - $100/year (also available for the spouse)
  • See the CIR website for full details: http://www.cirseiu.org/Benefits/NY/public/HSBP_WMC/default.aspx

 

 

Page updated: October 2, 2013

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