The Department of Medicine is the largest clinical/research/educational section at New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center, which share a campus in Valhalla, Westchester County, New York. The affiliated academic medical center enjoys a regional and national reputation for excellence and achievement in all three essential areas.
Departmental physicians provide compassionate and expert care for an acute care hospital with the highest case mix index (level of patient illness intensity) in the U.S. They manage routine medical problems while providing highly specialized bedside treatment for complicated cases admitted from the emergency room or transferred from the southern Hudson Valley Region of New York—seven counties with a population density of three million.
Highly specialized care is available at multiple outpatient clinics and private practice facilities on and off campus. Ever ready to upgrade its facilities and services, the department was among the first on the East Coast to provide a 24 hour/7 days a week Hospitalist Service and Cardiac Diagnostic-Intervention Program.
Department of Medicine physicians participate in the teaching of all students at New York Medical College, one of the largest private medical schools in the nation. Celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2010, the college trains post-graduate physicians as Medicine residents and sub-specialty fellows in all disciplines. The core residency program has been recognized for innovations in clinical training; fellowship programs have attained the highest possible accreditation status.