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Categorical Medicine Residency Tracks

Most students accepted to the Internal Medicine Residency program in NYU Langone’s Department of Medicine complete a three-year categorical medicine track that provides the training they need for board certification. As a categorical medicine resident, you care for patients with medically complex conditions in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

As part of your training at one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers for patient safety and quality, you participate in research designed to improve the quality, value, and safety of medical care.

We offer two options for completing rotations—the Bellevue categorical medicine track and the NYU Langone categorical medicine track. The National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) code for each is as follows:

  • Bellevue categorical medicine track NRMP®—2978140CO
  • NYU Langone categorical medicine track NRMP®—2978140C3

This gives you the ability to choose the environment that you feel best suits your personal learning style. We believe that building communities of residents with common interest results in a richer environment for learning, feedback, mentorship, and academic pursuits.

Bellevue Categorical Medicine Track

If you choose the Bellevue categorical medicine track to do your rotations at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital, Kimmel Pavilion, and NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, you spend 60 percent of your time at Bellevue and 40 percent at Tisch Hospital, Kimmel Pavilion, and the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System.

Internal medicine residents on the Bellevue categorical medicine track develop expertise delivering a broad array of medical care, with a balance of inpatient, outpatient, and research activities. You rotate through Bellevue for the majority of your clinical rotations. The remaining rotations are at Tisch Hospital, Kimmel Pavilion, and the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System. Graduates of this track move on to fellowships in a wide variety of specialties, as well as hospital and general internal medicine.

NYU Langone Categorical Medicine Track

With the NYU Langone categorical medicine track, you spend 60 percent of your time at Tisch Hospital and the Kimmel Pavilion and 40 percent at Bellevue and the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System. You experience greater exposure to cardiovascular disease, lung and liver transplantation, and inflammatory bowel disease.

On this track, you provide care on the general medical service, gaining exposure to a broad spectrum of diseases. As specialty care programs at NYU Langone continue to expand, you also have opportunities for increased participation in tertiary care that includes experiences with the latest transplant and subspecialty care teams. NYU Langone categorical residents work alongside institutional leaders in quality, safety, and value-based management and have the opportunity to learn and practice in our expanding clinically integrated network.

With either option, you also perform outpatient rotations at more than 30 NYU Langone–affiliated ambulatory practices, caring for patients across a diverse range of settings.

Postgraduate Year 1

During your intern year, or PGY-1, in the categorical medicine program, you complete inpatient and ambulatory care rotations.

Inpatient rotations are on the general medicine, cardiology, and hematology–oncology wards and the medical intensive care unit (MICU) and coronary care unit (CCU) at Tisch Hospital.

During ambulatory weeks, interns work at their continuity clinic and other specialty clinics at our four affiliated hospitals and learn the basics of quality improvement.

Postgraduate Year 2

As part of your junior residency year, or PGY-2, you learn to lead a ward team, manage patient care with greater independence on night medicine rotations, gain more experience in intensive care medicine, and begin to pursue training opportunities along your chosen career path.

You also participate in rotations on the general medicine wards, in emergency medicine in the MICU and CCU, on night float, and in ambulatory care. You also have more opportunities for electives. You may choose to apply to participate in a global health elective in your second or third year of residency.

Postgraduate Year 3

In your senior residency year, or PGY-3, you gain greater autonomy leading medical teams on the general medical services and have more elective time to sample subspecialty training in your areas of interest.