To be an internist is to combine effective clinical skills with experience, compassion, a love of science and clear critical thinking. The internist blends the science of medicine with the art of clinical practice to create an environment conducive to both continued learning and quality patient care. At Forest Hills Hospital, we fully understand the changing role of the physician in society. We take a global and humane approach to healthcare.
The hospital provides ideal clinical training combined with a balanced and diverse curriculum. Forest Hills Hospital offers unique opportunities and experiences, which can best be found in an active community hospital, functioning as part of a major healthcare delivery network and offering exposure to patients and physicians in managed care plans.
We pride ourselves on our ability to adapt to individual requirements, to foster personal development and to revise curriculum as the need arises. Our faculty is readily available and deeply involved on a daily basis with our residents. We encourage interaction between residents and faculty.
We are proud of our graduates, of their success rate in achieving American Board of Internal Medicine certification and in their performance as practicing internists, subspecialists or academicians.
Our program offers a strong primary care physician base as well as in-patient and out-patient services in most sub-specialties. Surgical and other specialty consultative back-up is available around the clock.
There are 38 residents in the program. Two preliminary positions are offered at the first year level (R-1). The three-year Categorical Program is structured to provide residents with increasing responsibilities commensurate with their experience and competence. The primary role of all residents is to promote the welfare of their patients in an environment which is conducive to their own educational advancement and to the teaching of other residents, interns, medical students and health care providers.
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