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Internal Medicine Residency Program

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Are USMLE/COMLEX results necessary before submitting my application?

Yes – Step 1 and Step 2 CK exam information is required. We also accept COMLEX examination scores.

Are you participating in the match?

Currently we are not participating in the match.

Do you have specific requirements for letters of recommendation?

You may submit a maximum of four LORs through ERAS. Note: One LOR should be from the applicant's Department of Internal Medicine Chair. We prefer to receive all letters of recommendation solely through ERAS. Please do not send us additional documentation by email for your application.

Do you offer any preliminary positions?

No. All positions are categorical.

Do you sponsor visas?

No, we currently are not able to offer positions to candidates who require visa sponsorship.

How do you help residents prepare for the board exams?

During orientation, each resident will receive a copy of the MKSAP program for use throughout the 3 years of training. In addition, residents will have faculty-led weekly board review sessions that focus on reviewing knowledge critical to the ABIM examination.

Additionally, residents will be provided access to Challenger, a software program designed to enhance medical knowledge and prepare for the ABIM examination.

How many positions does your program offer?

10 positions will be offered for the first year and 10 positions each year thereafter for a total of 

How many residents are in your program?

10 resident positions are available for the PGY-1 year, with 10 additional residents for the PGY-2 and PGY-3 years, respectively. We expect the total resident complement to total 30 housestaff.

Is ECFMG certification required to apply?

You must be eligible for an ECFMG Certificate in order to apply. We require that you submit your ECGMG certificate through ERAS BEFORE March 1st. We are required to have an ECFMG certificate on file for every IM intern in our training program.

Is there an observership program that I can participate in?

We offer observerships to accepted residency candidates.

What is it like to train in a new residency program?

In a word, exciting! By joining a brand-new program, you will have the opportunity to shape the future of graduate medical education at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. Since all our services have been covered by attending physicians in the past, we were able to design our curriculum with education as our first priority. We have a group of engaged and enthusiastic core faculty who are eager to work with and mentor our residents. Many of our faculty are experienced educators, so you will be learning from seasoned physicians.

What is the 4+1 system?

Our residency program will utilize a 4+1 rotation format, which will allow our house staff to minimize conflicts between inpatient and ambulatory rotations and focus on the setting in which they are rotating.

During the ambulatory week, residents will have 5 half-day continuity sessions. In addition, they will have one half-day session in an Internal Medicine subspecialty of their choice and an additional half-day in a non-IM subspecialty experience (Ophthalmology, Office Orthopedics, Gynecology, Otolaryngology, etc.).

These non-continuity sessions will change every six months, allowing residents to experience a breadth of outpatient subspecialty practices that they feel will complement their primary care continuity experience. During ambulatory weeks, residents will also be given time to complete online modules and administrative tasks related to their primary care panel. In addition, they will have protected time to engage in quality improvement activities. These QI activities will be overseen by our faculty and will coordinate with institutional and practice goals.

When does your interview season start?

Our interview season begins late October and typically is complete by January.

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