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Categorical Medicine Residency Tracks

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.

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.

Residents on either track complete their longitudinal outpatient experience in either the NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue adult primary care clinic or the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System primary care clinic in Manhattan.

Graduates of both tracks move on to fellowships in a wide variety of specialties, as well as to positions in hospital and general internal medicine.

Bellevue Categorical Medicine Track

If you choose the Bellevue categorical medicine track, you rotate at Bellevue, the flagship facility of NYC Health + Hospitals, for the majority of your inpatient clinical rotations. The remaining inpatient rotations are at Tisch Hospital, Kimmel Pavilion, and the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System.

With a more focused experience at Bellevue, residents work alongside physicians dedicated to the social mission of the city’s largest hospital, where no patient is ever turned away. Through rotations that balance autonomy and supervision, residents in the Bellevue categorical medicine track learn to care for the most complex patients across a variety of healthcare delivery systems.

Bellevue's long tradition of providing thorough and comprehensive training in internal medicine provide an outstanding foundation for any career you choose.

NYU Langone Categorical Medicine Track

With the NYU Langone categorical medicine track, you spend 60 percent of your inpatient 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 pulmonary 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.

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 services and the medical intensive care units at the three hospitals, as well as subspecialty-based services at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion, the oncology service and coronary care unit (CCU) at Bellevue.

During noninpatient weeks, interns work at their continuity clinics and participate in a variety of two-week electives.

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 the intensive care units at Tisch Hospital and the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, on admitting night float, and in ambulatory care. You also have more opportunities for electives.

Postgraduate Year 3

In your senior residency year, or PGY-3, you gain greater autonomy leading medical teams on the general medical services and in intensive care units at all three Manhattan hospitals. You also spend one month as a Bellevue medical consult, continue outpatient practice in your longitudinal primary care clinic, and have elective time to participate in our diverse elective offerings.