Family Health Centers at NYU Langone Internal Medicine Residency
The Family Health Centers at NYU Langone Internal Medicine Residency program provides comprehensive training in general internal medicine for residents who are seeking a career in primary care. Our mission is to train the next generation of primary care physicians to lead the transformation of healthcare systems to improve access, quality of care, and cost-effectiveness in underserved areas.
Residents in our program practice academic community medicine at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Brooklyn that receives funding from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to provide primary care services to the underserved. Inpatient rotations take place at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, a 450-bed teaching hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center, and NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion in Manhattan. These clinical settings provide residents a rich learning environment to explore novel models of care delivery and participate in community-based research, all while caring for a diverse patient population primarily in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.
The Family Health Centers at NYU Langone Internal Medicine Residency program works closely with the community health residency track. The programs share faculty and academic standards and expectations, have the same curriculum, rotate on the same inpatient and outpatient rotations, and have access to the same research opportunities at both our Brooklyn and Manhattan campuses.
Residents gain experience caring for a population that reflects the cultural diversity of Brooklyn, with opportunities to serve Latino and Hispanic, Chinese, Orthodox Jewish, Arabic, and Russian populations. Our program graduates are nationally recognized for their clinical preparation and go on to careers in both general internal medicine and medical subspecialties.
Both the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone Internal Medicine Residency program and the community health residency track expose trainees to in-depth ambulatory internal medicine and community health curricula in two-week outpatient blocks. Each outpatient block is thoughtfully designed by faculty and program leadership who work together across the internal medicine and primary care academic umbrella in both Brooklyn and Manhattan.
A spiral curriculum allows residents to return to and continuously build on core primary care and community health concepts, ultimately developing a superior skillset that is geared toward practicing high-quality medicine for complex and underserved patients.
A commitment to delivering high-quality care to underserved patients infuses the themes and clinical skills development taught in each block and is reinforced during continuity clinic and subspecialty clinics.
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 pulmonology services.
Ambulatory Clinical Training
At the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, our network of Brooklyn-based clinics includes 8 primary care and specialty clinics, more than 40 school-based health and dental clinics, an extensive behavioral health program, and a community medicine program that treats homeless and marginalized populations throughout New York City.
We serve more than 100,000 patients and average 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 Sunset Park Family Health Center at NYU Langone—55th Street, part of the Adult Medicine Program—Family Health Centers 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 (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 are invited to apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) code for the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone Internal Medicine Residency program is 1663140M0.
Applicants who interview for either of our Brooklyn-based training programs (the community health track and the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone Internal Medicine Residency) may indicate if they would like to be considered for both programs on their interview day.
An interview invitation from the Brooklyn-based campus only applies towards the Brooklyn-based programs. Applying to both campuses 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.
The Family Health Centers at NYU Langone Internal Medicine Residency is overseen by Rachael W. Hayes, MD. For questions, please contact Effie Papadopoulos, residency program advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also reach us at our mailing address:
Primary Care Residency in Internal Medicine—Family Health Centers at NYU Langone
150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220