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Community Health Residency Track

The community health residency track, part of NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Internal Medicine Residency program, is committed to fostering the skills residents need to become highly proficient and culturally competent clinicians, educators, and healthcare leaders experienced in serving diverse and underserved patient populations. Graduates of this track are nationally recognized for their clinical preparation and go on to pursue further subspecialty fellowship training, as well as ambulatory and hospital-based general internal medicine faculty positions.

Residents in this track practice academic community medicine, through which they explore novel models of care delivery, participate in community-based initiatives, leverage new technologies to smooth transitions of care, and drive innovations in medical education, as they care for a diverse patient population primarily at NYU Langone locations in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Scheduled rotations take place at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, a 450-bed teaching hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center, Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion in Manhattan, and the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, a Federally Qualified Health Center network in Brooklyn that receives funding from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to provide primary care services in underserved areas. Residents gain experience caring for a population that reflects the cultural diversity of the borough of Brooklyn, with opportunities to serve Latino and Hispanic, Chinese, Orthodox Jewish, Arabic, and Russian populations.

Community Health Track Curriculum

The community health residency track exposes trainees to in-depth ambulatory and inpatient internal medicine curricula in two-week blocks. Each block is thoughtfully designed by faculty and program leadership who work together across the internal medicine academic umbrella in both Brooklyn and Manhattan.

A spiral curriculum allows residents to return to and continuously build on core concepts, ultimately developing a skillset that is geared toward practicing high-quality medicine for complex and underserved patients.

A commitment to delivering high-quality care to underserved patients underlies the themes and clinical skills taught in each block and is reinforced during continuity and subspecialty clinics, transitions of care rotations, and inpatient blocks.

Inpatient Clinical Training

Inpatient clinical training primarily consists of rotations at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, which include general acute care, intensive care, consultative medicine, and emergency medicine. Residents are exposed to a broad diversity of acute pathology, hone skills to effectively teach on the fly, and participate in unique programs to bridge patients from the hospital into the community.

There is a robust inpatient didactic program that consists of resident-led, case-based conferences; rapid response simulation; procedural training; and point-of-care ultrasound instruction. Residents also gain inpatient subspecialty exposure through scheduled rotations at Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion, where they rotate on the hematology and medical subspecialty teams.

Ambulatory Clinical Training

Residents’ ambulatory rotations take place at the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, a network of Brooklyn-based clinics that includes 8 primary care and specialty clinics, more than 40 school-based health and dental clinics, an extensive behavioral health program, and an outreach program that treats homeless and marginalized populations throughout New York City.

The Family Health Centers at NYU Langone serves more than 100,000 patients and averages 600,000 visits annually, providing a wide array of social support services for adults, children, and families. Many patients who receive care at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn receive outpatient care through the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, allowing for smoother transitions of care and unique follow-up opportunities after hospital discharge.

Residents participate in a continuity clinic at the Adult Medicine Program—Family Health Centers at NYU Langone and Park Ridge Family Health Center at NYU Langone. A group of dedicated core faculty act as preceptors, ensuring high-quality care for patients and a small group learning environment for residents.

Postgraduate Year 1

During the first year of residency (postgraduate year 1, or PGY-1), the focus is on core clinical and critical systems-based problem-solving skills that are integral to providing comprehensive, high-quality primary care to a complex patient population. Residents are introduced to home visits and local resources, giving them a high-level understanding of community-based patient care that is built upon throughout the three years of residency. Two-week outpatient blocks include community health and home care, the essentials of primary care (part 1), and psychosocial medicine.

Postgraduate Years 2 and 3

The clinical and community-based care skills and medical knowledge instilled during PGY-1 are reviewed and expanded upon in PGY-2 and PGY-3, as residents enter a more independent phase of practice. Two-week outpatient blocks include addiction medicine, clinical epidemiology, dermatology, the essentials of primary care (parts 2 and 3), gender-based and sexual health, health policy, musculoskeletal, quality improvement and patient safety (QIPS), and research skills.

How to Apply

Applicants who wish to be considered for the community health track should apply to this track through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) code for the community health residency track is 2978140C7.

An interview invitation from members of the community health track indicates consideration only for this track. Applying to Manhattan-based tracks is encouraged and will not affect an applicant’s chances of being invited for an interview. The Manhattan and Brooklyn campuses have distinct interview days.

Contact Us

The community health track is overseen by Daniel Sartori, MD, associate program director. For more information, email

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