FAQ

FAQ

What is our patient population consistent of?
Our patient population is very diverse. Our residents have their continuity clinic in the Family Medicine Center, where there is a large pediatric and women’s health population, as well as a significant geriatric population, though the majority of the patients are adults between the ages of 20-60. The population is ethnically diverse, with many of our patients being bilingual in English and Spanish. Additionally, the Family Medicine Center serves as a place everyone can receive care, as we participate in Medicare, Medicaid, Managed Medicaid, Commercial Insurance, and our own Charity Care. In the hospital, you will encounter patients from all walks of life, from the very rich to the very poor. As the first responders to acute emergencies in the hospital, you well get a chance to see every type of patient.

Where have our graduates gone?
Everywhere.Our graduates may stay in the New York metropolitan area, but many of them have dispersed around the country, depending on where they choose to continue their residency training. See where are alumni have gone by clicking here.

What is osteopathic medicine?

Osteopathic medicine is a distinctive form of medical care founded on the philosophy that all body systems are interrelated and dependent upon one another for good health. This philosophy was developed in 1874 by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, who pioneered the concept of "wellness" and recognized the importance of treating illness within the context of the whole body.

Osteopathic physicians use all of the tools available through modern medicine including prescription medicine and surgery. They also incorporate osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) into their regimen of patient care when appropriate. OMM is a set of manual medicine techniques that may be used to diagnose illness and injury, relieve pain, restore range of motion, and enhance the body's capacity to heal.
Physicians licensed as Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs), like their allopathic counterparts (MDs), must pass a national or state medical board examination in order to obtain a license to practice medicine. DOs provide comprehensive medical care to patients in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Currently, there are more than 50,000 DOs practicing in the United States. Reflecting the osteopathic philosophy of treating the whole person, many DOs serve in the primary care areas of family medicine, general internal medicine, and pediatrics, often establishing their practices in medically under-served areas. But many others are found in a wide range of medical and surgical subspecialties, as well as anesthesiology, sports medicine, geriatrics, and emergency medicine. Still others serve as health care policy leaders at the local, state, and national levels. In addition, an increasing emphasis on biomedical research at several of the osteopathic colleges has expanded opportunities for DOs interested in pursuing careers in medical research.

What is the call schedule like?
Calls are tough, but a great learning experience. As a first year resident, the call is 12-24 hours in duration. Residents are on call throughout their year of training. Usually, residents will have one call-free weekend per month.

What makes are program special?
Residents have access to all educational and clinical opportunities and will work alongside the attendings. Our residents are the first responder for all medical emergencies throughout the hospital (including the critical care units). This gives them the training to be the code team leader, to evaluate patients with possible strokes and, together with the neurologist, give TPA if warranted, and manage patients having an acute MI, as they are on their way to the catheterization lab.

What is the lecture schedule like?
We have a strong didactic series, consisting of 10 hours of protected time each week. The series of lectures includes lectures in all the core topics of family medicine, as well as board review, workshops, simulations, dermatology clinics, ECG rounds, etc. The lecture schedule is constantly updated and may be seen under Didactics.

What kind of procedures do the residents do?
Our residents have opportunities to do procedures every day. These procedures include, but are not limited to vaginal deliveries, cesarean sections, central line placements, ACLS/PALS/BLS, circumcisions, cryotherapy, IUD placements, Nexplanon placements, joint aspirations and injections, vaccine administration, NG/OG tube insertions, incision and drainages, intubations, newborn resuscitations, OMT, pap smears, skin laceration repairs, toenail removals, trigger point injections, and more.

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