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Program Information

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

Yearly Schedule:

PGY-I (Categorical)

  • 15-19 weeks Medicine/Specialty floors
  • 4-6 weeks Intensive Care Unit
  • 4-6 weeks Elective
  • 8 weeks Night Medicine
  • 10-11 weeks Ambulatory Clinic (Prelim’s do Step-Down unit)
  • 4 weeks Vacation
  • 2 weeks ER

PGY-I (Preliminary)

  • 18-24 weeks Medicine/Specialty floors
  • 8 weeks Intensive Care Unit/CCU
  • 6-8 weeks Elective
  • 8 weeks Night Medicine
  • 2-4 weeks Step-Down unit
  • 4 weeks Vacation

PGY II

  • 10-12 weeks general floors
  • 8 weeks Elective
  • 2-4 week CCU
  • 8-10 Medicine Specialty Floors
  • 2-4 weeks Night Float
  • 10-11 weeks Ambulatory Clinic
  • 1-2 weeks Medicine Consults
  • 4 weeks Vacation
  • 2 weeks Quality Improvement Rotation

PGY III

  • 14-16 weeks Electives
  • 10-11 weeks Ambulatory Clinic
  • 6-8 weeks ICU
  • 6-8 weeks ICU Night Float/Rapid Response Team
  • 6-8 weeks Admitting Team ER
  • 1-2 weeks Ortho/ Psych/Vascular/Medicine Consults
  • 4 weeks Vacation

A Typical Day on the Floors:

7:00 AM Morning Sign-in
7:45 AM Morning Report
10:00 AM Hospitalist Team Bedside Rounds
12:30 PM Noon Conference/Grand Rounds/Chairman Rounds/CCU Rounds
1:30-4:30 PM Time to do work
4:30-5 PM Sign-out

Floors:

  • Weekends, Call and Night Float

Floor Call:

  • Every 4th night from 4:30pm-8:00pm

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 8:00pm-7:00am (Sun – Fri)

Morning Report:

  • 2x/week for Interns - Led by Program Leadership
  • 2x/week for Residents - Led by Program Director & Chief Residents
  • 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

Ancillary Services:

  • 24/7 phlebotomy shifts
  • IV’s by nurses
  • 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:

  • Simulation - State of the Art setup
  • PGY1 Standardized Patient Program for all PGY1s.

Salary:

  • PGY1 $59,000
  • PGY2 $65,000
  • PGY3 $68,000

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 - $650/year
  • Conference - $1500 for the residency duration
  • Optical - $100/year (also available for the spouse)
  • See the CIR website for full details