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Community Health Residency Track

The community health residency track of the Internal Medicine Residency program in NYU Langone’s Department of Medicine gives our residents the skills, diagnostic acumen, and cultural competency they need to pursue careers as specialists or primary care physicians that serve diverse communities.

Residency training takes place at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn and Tisch Hospital in Manhattan. NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn is a 450-bed teaching hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center, and includes a network of neighborhood primary care clinics and the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, a Federally Qualified Health Center network 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 patient population that reflects the cultural diversity of the borough of Brooklyn, with opportunities to serve Latino and Hispanic, Chinese, Orthodox Jewish, Arabic, and Russian patients.

Our program graduates are nationally recognized for their clinical preparation and go on to careers in academic medicine, private and community-based healthcare practices, and public service.

The National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) code for the community health residency track is 2978140M1.

Community Health Track Details

The community health residency track is a three-year program that provides graduates with a thorough knowledge of the family physician’s multiple roles and a full portfolio of knowledge and skills that can be applied in any setting. We accept 10 residents each year.

Inpatient clinical training consists of rotations on the general medical floors at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, telemetry, night float, and the medical intensive care unit. You also rotate at Tisch Hospital on the cardiology, hematology, and oncology services. Outpatient clinical training includes continuity clinic, subspecialty rotations, and experience caring for people with HIV and substance use disorders.

During your ambulatory care experiences, you complete curricular blocks dedicated to specific subjects and have dedicated elective time to explore your individual interests. You spend time with community health workers to reduce unnecessary emergency room visits, care for high-risk patients during home visits, and provide longitudinal value-based care.

You participate in weekly educational conferences, including journal clubs, morbidity and mortality reports, grand rounds, integrative case studies, and ambulatory care case presentations. You also have opportunities to conduct research.

Postgraduate Year 1

During your intern year, or PGY-1, the focus is on developing skills in patient communication, the psychosocial aspects of healthcare, evidence-based medicine, and the social determinants of health. You gain experience in providing home care, treating patients with addiction, and identifying key community health resources.

Postgraduate Year 2

As part of your junior residency year, or PGY-2, you refine your abilities to practice evidence-based medicine and appraise related literature. You explore elements of ambulatory care, including gender and sexual health, dermatology, and population-based approaches to healthcare.

Rotations include specialty clinics in gynecology, family planning, urology, dermatology, behavioral health, and buprenorphine treatment for opioid addiction.

Postgraduate Year 3

In your senior residency year, or PGY-3, you apply your knowledge of population-based healthcare to develop health policies and transform health systems, acquire leadership skills, and determine your career path.

You participate in clinics that include geriatric medicine, palliative care, physical therapy, physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopedics, and sports medicine.

Contact Us

The community health residency track is overseen by program director Jennifer G. Adams, MD. For more information, email

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