General Internal Medicine Community Health Residency
The community health residency track, part of the Department of Medicine’s Internal Medicine Residency, prepares physicians with the medical skills, diagnostic acumen, and cultural competency needed for a career in comprehensive community-based medicine.
Created in 2018, the community health residency track teaches traditional internal medicine topics with an emphasis on community-based population health, social determinants of health, and how to navigate health systems to deliver the best, evidence-based patient care.
With rotations at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn and Family Health Centers—NYU Langone, residents become familiar with the Sunset Park community in Brooklyn and gain insights into the demographics of the community. You learn about the importance of neighborhood walkability, the effects of food deserts, and other topics on community health. These foundational experiences provide you with an invaluable referral network and a rare understanding of what these services entail.