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Welcome from the Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the obstetrics and gynecology residency at the Hofstra/North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. Our program is designed to provide a graduated educational experience leading to an ability to practice independently as an attending physician.

These are exciting times for our Health System.  We have seen the opening of the Katz Women’s Hospital on both the NSUH and LIJ campuses.  Our Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine has welcomed its third class, and the inaugural class has begun its Advance Clinical Experience (what we call the MS3 clerkship).  This all as our residency moves to its third year as a merged program, with both the NSUH and LIJ campus sharing equally in the clinical and didactic education of our residents.

Our residents are the heart and soul of the program.  I seek resident candidates who will bring enthusiasm and who desire to make a contribution to our program.  I want each graduate to feel like the residency is better because they have been in the program.

We take great pride in fostering and maintaining an atmosphere of support and supervision. While our full-time and voluntary staff includes physicians trained at regional, national and international institutions, quite a number began their careers as medical students and/or residents at North Shore University Hospital and LIJMC. That so many physicians have elected to remain part of our Department makes a strong statement about their commitment to the institution, as does their involvement in the clinical and didactic activities and the mentoring program.

The clinical rotations and didactic schedule are outlined in the Overview of the Program. We place a strong emphasis on primary care, as is clear from the diverse rotations in PGY-1 and continued ambulatory care experience throughout the training. Our residents have weekly sessions at the Patient Safety Institute, our Health System’s high fidelity simulation facility that is a core component of the Center for Learning and Innovation. The Bioskills Laboratory, the System’s cadaver dissection facility, is also used for surgical skill development.

Over 12,000 deliveries are performed each year between NSUH and LIJMC and a constant flow of maternal transports due to the hospitals’ role as a regional perinatal center. This ensures that our residents have a broad and complex population of patients to care for while under the direct supervision of full-time members in the Divisions of General OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine, as well as from the large number of voluntary attending physicians. A comprehensive understanding of and expertise in the full range of medical and procedural aspects of obstetrics are hallmarks of our program.

Long-establish and emerging modalities, including the full range of diagnostic and operative minimally invasive procedures, are used on the gynecology service to provide in-patient and out-patient care. For example, both campuses have DaVinci™ robotic platforms and robust case loads throughout the spectrum of gynecologic surgical specialties.  We are participants in the Robotic Training Network, a newly organized group devoted to refining the training of residents in this important skill set. The Divisions of Gynecologic Oncology, Human Reproduction and Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery play an integral part in the residents' experience and training, which ensures the development of comprehensive skills in the full-range of surgical and non-surgical therapies.

As you can see from "What our Graduates Do", our residents have successfully sought fellowship training in each subspecialty and joined both full-time and voluntary practices. While most of our graduates remain in the local or metropolitan areas, many have pursued career paths throughout the United States.

Despite clinical volumes that support sub-specialty training programs, our Department remains committed to resident-level education. Our program provides a wonderful suburban setting conducive to an intensive professional experience balanced with the availability of a wide variety of activities suited to the fulfillment of one's personal life. The Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine’s training program in Ob/Gyn is simply a great place to start your career!

Andrew W. Menzin, MD, FACOG, FACS 
Program Director &
Vice Chairman for Academic Affairs
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Phone: (516) 562-4435
E-mail: amenzin@nshs.edu

 

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