Program Staff

Message from the Patrick Cocks, MD, Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Patrick Cocks, MD

Two of the most important questions to ask when choosing an internal medicine program are:

1. Will I learn how to think critically and develop confidence in my decision-making abilities?

2. Will my clinical exposure be sufficiently diverse?

Addressing these 2 questions highlights the outstanding strengths of internal medicine training at NYU. Our credo is that you learn more by making decisions than by watching someone else make decisions. We give you the support that enables you to make decisions. Diversity of clinical exposures is the basis of our program. While in training at NYU, you will rotate at 3 hospital centers: Bellevue Hospital, Tisch Hospital, and the Manhattan VA.

We firmly believe that the broad-based exposure to different patient populations and hospital systems that occurs during training at NYU will provide you a foundation for success in any future career. Combine this extraordinary diversity with the unparalleled camaraderie amongst housestaff, and access to some of the finest physician-scientist mentors in the country, and you will emerge as one of the most competent physicians in your field.

Come here, and you will be taught to think critically and act decisively. You will care for the disenfranchised, the CEOs, and the World War II and Iraqi veterans. You will visit Zimbabwe, Honduras and Tibet without ever leaving New York. You will see leishmaniasis, periodic paralysis, atrial myxomas, and fifty kinds of pulmonary infections. Your life will be touched on a daily basis, by the patients, your colleagues, and the wonders of medicine. Once you join us, you may never want to leave.

For more information about our training programs:

Categorical Track

Primary Care Track

Physician Scientist Track

Clinician Researcher Track

Preliminary Track