Elmhurst Hospital Center is part of NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public health care system in the United States. Our hospital serves one of the most culturally and clinically diverse communities in the world. Queens in general, and the area surrounding Elmhurst Hospital in particular, is a magnet for immigration. People from all over the world come here to make a new life in the US. Many of them have never had adequate medical care before. We provide state-of-the-art care for those who often have nowhere else to go. This mission is at the core of what we do, and residents recognize and value the vital role they play in the community. Our hospital has an uncommonly close connection with the people it serves.
As a resident, you will see cases every day that most people only get to read about in textbooks. For a physician-in-training, it is not enough to be exposed to rich clinical pathology. You need to have sufficient autonomy to make decisions yourself and sufficient supervision to guide those decisions and to get real-time feedback. Our dedicated faculty are a team of seasoned clinician educators who are committed to teaching and to the hospital’s mission. Our program’s character is one of enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity, collegiality, and engagement.
Our residents also benefit from clinical experiences and research opportunities at Mount Sinai Hospital, a world-renowned university hospital and a premier research institution. Regardless of your career goals, we will help you develop into the best physician you can be. We will be with you every step of the way, whether it means helping you find a research mentor, transforming you into a master clinician, or proofreading your CV. We believe that mentorship starts even before you begin your residency and continues well after you graduate. The relationships you build here will last a lifetime. Come be a part of this amazing place!
Why Choose Elmhurst Hospital Center?
- A busy 545-bed city hospital
- Level I Trauma Center
- Unparalleled diversity of clinical pathology
- Committed and passionate residents
- Rich didactic schedule with protected time
- Robust clinical reasoning curriculum
- State-of-the-art Simulation Center on site
- Strong ambulatory curriculum, supplemented by both Yale and Hopkins modules
- World-class faculty who work very closely with residents
- Incredible library resources
- Individual access to MKSAP at no cost to the residents
- UWorld access for Step 3 and ABIM prep at no cost to the residents
- Dedicated fellowship and job search support
- Mentorship throughout residency
- Abundant opportunities for scholarly activity
- Numerous electives at Mount Sinai Hospital
- Amazing food steps from the hospital
- Excellent ancillary services
- Outstanding array of wellness resources
- Terrific location
- The place to make a difference
Our rotations are built on a 6+2 schedule, where 6 weeks of inpatient experiences and electives are followed by 2 weeks of ambulatory experiences. This allows for more in-depth exposure to both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Here is a typical breakdown of rotations by PGY year.
The inpatient experience includes general medical floors, neurology service, medical step-down unit, MICU, and CCU. We utilize the night float system and have no 24-hr call except in CCU. We emphasize a balance of autonomy and supervision and provide 24-hour in-house attending support. In addition to a rich clinical experience involving close interaction with attendings at the bedside, residents have a robust didactic schedule with protected time, emphasizing small-group interactive case-based sessions.
Here is a sample inpatient didactic schedule.
Resident continuity clinic takes place in a patient-centered medical home. Residents work closely with nurses, social workers, clinical pharmacists, and dieticians to help patients achieve their health goals.
- Residents have 2 protected academic half-days each ambulatory block, allowing for a longitudinal didactic experience in small-group interactive workshops.
- Ambulatory curriculum incorporates common outpatient clinical topics, as well as sessions in Systems Based Practice, Quality Improvement, Evidence Based Medicine, Teaching skills, Medical Interviewing, and Poetry Workshops.
- Online modules (Yale curriculum and Hopkins PEAC modules) are used to enhance learning.
- Our preceptors are Mount Sinai faculty who practice in the same clinic when not supervising residents.
- In our primary care practice, we carry on the mission of NYC Health and Hospitals: to promote the health of all New Yorkers and provide high quality care regardless of ability to pay. Uninsured patients have access to affordable care at Elmhurst.
- Our population health team helps residents carry out ambulatory quality improvement activities.