Academics & Training

Internal Medicine Residency Program

The Department of Medicine at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital has offered training programs for residents and students for more than 50 years. Our program reflects a deep institutional and departmental commitment to medical education in a supportive, community-based environment that provides a full spectrum of care to a diverse patient population.

As the university hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore consistently breaks ground with innovative treatments, procedures and approaches to patient care, with a focus on producing stellar outcomes and raising the bar for medical centers in the region—and around the world.

The 6 Core Competencies

We prepare graduates to achieve the 6 core competencies acknowledged as the standards of physician performance:

Patient care

Providing effective, compassionate, appropriate care.

Medical knowledge

Demonstrating and applying knowledge of general medicine and developing the patterns essential to becoming a lifelong learner.

Professionalism

Developing behaviors that reflect a commitment to ethical practice, an understanding and sensitivity to diversity, and a responsible attitude toward the profession.

Interpersonal skills and communication

Developing and demonstrating skills that will enhance patient care and professional relationships.

Practice-based learning

Developing skills in using scientific evidence to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient care.

Systems-based practice

Developing an understanding of the systems in which healthcare is provided and developing the ability to apply this knowledge to optimize healthcare.

Residents are likely to achieve these goals in our moderate-sized program that puts a premium on faculty-resident relationships. Our educational philosophy reflects a firm belief that personalized mentoring in the context of collegial, mutually respectful relationships provides the foundation for successful, gratifying educational accomplishments.

We are proud that our categorical (3-year) residents achieve these goals, move on to elite fellowships or internal medicine careers (both primary care and hospitalist), and achieve their goals with exceptional morale and with a spirit of camaraderie. The education of preliminary residents is seamlessly integrated into the overall program. Preliminary and categorical residents can expect to develop close relationships with their peers and with faculty, and to receive the personal mentoring necessary for achieving their individual goals. We are committed to ensuring that each preliminary resident acquires the basic skills and competencies to confidently embark on a subspecialty career.

What Sets Us Apart?

Located north of New York City, we are exposed to a very diverse patient population. Our patient demographics range from people from well-insured, affluent neighborhoods to people from often uninsured, underserved communities.

Our preliminary residents have had highly favorable feedback on our program for providing an apt balance of clinical training and responsibility and opportunity to explore individual interests because of electives.

At our program, we are uniquely able to provide the benefits of a hands-on clinical training experience at our community teaching hospital with the research and fellowship opportunities available at Montefiore Medical Center, the flagship tertiary hospital of our Montefiore family.

Our hospital is proud of its employees who come from diverse ethnicities and cultures. Being a moderate-sized community hospital, our residents get personalized mentoring and training. This creates an opportunity for development of collegial, mutually respectful relationships and provides the foundation for successful, gratifying educational accomplishments and clinical competency.

Our residents have a high success rate in getting accepted into their choice of fellowships or a position in internal medicine of their choosing.

Living in Westchester

Westchester is a beautiful county that is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live—not just in New York, but in the entire United States. It has miles of green open spaces, scenic coastline, great places for outdoor activities, world-renowned restaurants, and some of the best-ranked schools in the United States, including the New Rochelle public schools.

Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital is conveniently located just a 5-minute walk from the New Rochelle train station. Trains from this station connect residents to New York City (about 35 minutes) as well as the whole Northeast corridor via Amtrak.

Graduate Placement

Where have past graduates gone?

Cardiology

Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA

Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY

Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA

Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Critical Care/Pulmonology

The George Washington University, Washington, DC

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY

Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME

Winthrop University Hospital, Long Island, NY

Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA

Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY

Endocrinology

Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY

SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Gastroenterology

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA

Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY

The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Geriatrics

Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY

Winthrop University Hospital, Long Island, NY

Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA

NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

General Academic Medicine

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Hematology/Oncology

Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY

St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Boston, MA

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Infectious Disease

Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

The New Jersey Medical School at UMDNJ, Newark, NJ

University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Rheumatology

Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY

University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI

University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA

Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

Nephrology

Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL

University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY

Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Pain and Palliative Care

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Sleep Medicine

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Our Program

The Internal Medicine Residency program at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital offers challenging opportunities and rewarding educational experiences in a supportive, close-knit suburban environment. Our residents hail from around the globe, including Nepal, Philippines, India, Pakistan, Albania, Armenia, Serbia, Guyana, Sweden, Romania, Nigeria, Sudan, China, Syria, Iran, Mexico, Venezuela, and many more. We truly are an example of how diversity brings out innovation.

Rotation Schedule

The rotation schedule details the duration of each experience at the R1, R2, and R3 levels. The following is a brief description of the various rotations:

Inpatient Care

Organized into 2 teams, each composed of 2 R2s and 4 R1s, plus medical students. Each team is supervised by a full-time hospitalist attending who conducts daily patient care rounds. In addition, a second attending makes formal "teaching" rounds several times per week. Night call is handled by a night float team. 

Critical Care

A supervisory R3 and 4 R1s (plus students) work under the supervision of an intensivist/pulmonologist and cardiologist. The recently renovated critical care unit provides advanced monitoring capability. The team also takes responsibility for less acutely ill patients with respiratory failure in an intermediate care unit.

Ambulatory Care

Ambulatory care has become an increasingly important aspect of medical education and practice. The Department of Medicine at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital recognizes its importance for a complete medical education experience and has provided a diversified program with dedicated faculty to achieve this goal.

Our Ambulatory Care Center serves approximately 40,000 patients annually, providing a full spectrum of primary care, subspecialty, and surgical services, and, therefore, a full range of educational opportunities for our house staff. Resident physicians are given the opportunity to develop and refine their outpatient skills via their continuity clinics. Residents now rotate through a yearly Ambulatory Care block rotation every 5 weeks, where a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum is presented. Diverse experiences may include preventive medicine, medical interviewing, psychiatry, adolescent, geriatrics, otorhinolaryngology, gynecology, ophthalmology, dermatology, podiatry, rehabilitation, and home visits.

Emergency Medicine

The Department of Emergency Medicine is supervised by attending physicians with experience in the practice and teaching of emergency medicine. The Emergency Department (ED) at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital is among the busiest in Westchester, with a varied patient population presenting a broad clinical experience. Residents have immediate and constant interaction with ED attending staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. R1s spend 2 weeks in the ED, where they see a full range of patients with emergency problems. R3s also spend 1 month in the ED in a patient care and supervisory role.

Geriatrics

The Division of Geriatrics provides resident education in the full array of geriatric services offered at the medical center. Residents participate in care on the inpatient geriatric unit in structured nursing home experiences, in ambulatory settings, and in a home visit program. One R1 works under the supervision of 1 R2 and the geriatric attending staff.

Cardiology

A large staff of board-certified cardiologists provides supervision in the cardiac care unit, the telemetry unit and cardiology consultation. Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital maintains state-of-the-art, non-invasive echocardiographic and nuclear facilities. It participates actively in numerous inter-institutional trials.

Pulmonary

Several board-certified pulmonologists supervise the intensive care unit (ICU), intermediate care area, pulmonary function laboratory, and our sleep disorders center.

Endocrine

The Division maintains a full array of services and provides education to residents. The medical center maintains a long-standing commitment to diabetes care and patient education, including our new Diabetes Education Center.

Nephrology

In addition to the usual consultative educational experiences, residents have the opportunity to participate in the care of end-stage renal disease patients in the medical center's hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis programs. A freestanding dialysis unit is part of the hospital campus.

Gastroenterology

A large faculty of gastroenterologists participates actively in the training program. The full range of diagnostic and therapeutic gastrointestinal modalities is available, with special expertise in biliary endoscopy.

Infectious Diseases

Three full-time infectious disease physicians are members of the core faculty who participate actively in resident education. We maintain a comprehensive ambulatory HIV center and Travel Medicine Clinic.

Hematology/Oncology

The division includes a number of internationally recognized faculty who participate in a wide array of clinical trials. Divisional activities are based at the Cancer Center on the medical center campus. 

Hospitalist

This rotation is a full-time service entirely dedicated to providing comprehensive, collaborative treatment to hospitalized individuals. With increasing interest in hospitalist medicine, second-year residents rotate on a one-to-one mentorship with a hospitalist to give increased focus to care measures, patient safety, and effective consultative practices.

Palliative Care

By the end of this 1-month rotation, second-year residents will be able to make recommendations for pain and other symptom management in both inpatient and nursing home settings. They will be able to demonstrate proficiency in communication skills, including discussion of advance directives, patient/family goals/wishes, and plan of care through participation in individual consultations and family meetings.

Other Subspecialty Divisions

Neurology, rheumatology, and psychiatry contribute to the educational experience through consultation, electives, and daily conference series.

Rotation Schedule

PGY-I

Floors

23 weeks (call schedule as below)

Units (CCU/ICU)

10 weeks (call q3)

Geriatrics

2-3 weeks

Ambulatory Care

8-9 weeks

Night Float

2-3 weeks

Vacation

4 weeks

Elective

2 weeks

Call Schedule (Floors):

  • Short call (until 9:00 pm) - average q4

The preliminary year schedule is identical to the categorical PGY-I year except for a 4-week elective block, which replaces 4 weeks of floor experience.

Electives can be scheduled on-site or at other facilities.

PGY-II

Cardiology

4 weeks

Pulmonary

4 weeks

Ambulatory Care

8-9 weeks

Geriatrics

4 weeks

Elective

4 weeks

Night Float

4 weeks

Floors

13 weeks

Hospitalist

4 weeks

Palliative Care

3 weeks

Vacation

4 weeks

 

Call Schedule (Floors):

  • Short call (until 9:00 pm)
  • Long call (overnight during weekends)

 

PGY-III

ICU/CCU

4 weeks

Night Unit

4 weeks

ED

4 weeks

Ambulatory Care

8-9 weeks

Medical Consult

4 weeks

Floor Supervisor

3-4 weeks

Admitting Supervisor

4 weeks

Electives

15 weeks

Vacation

4 weeks

 

Call Schedule (Floors):

  • Short call (until 9:00 pm)
  • Long call (overnight, during weekends)

Salary and Benefits

Meals and Uniforms
House officers receive allowance for meals at $16.75 a day for 6 days weekly.
White coats are provided. Scrubs are not routinely provided. 

Vacation
House officers receive 4 weeks of vacation each year.

Insurance

  1. Malpractice
    Malpractice insurance coverage is provided by Montefiore Medical Center.
  2. Medical
    A flexible Employee Choice Program gives you the opportunity to tailor benefits to your needs as well as those of your family. The program includes hospitalization, surgical, major medical, and prescription drugs. There are 2 plan options plus a selection of 5 HMOs. You can also choose to waive coverage.
  3. Dental
    There are 3 plan options from which to choose, including orthodontia in 2 plans and a dental maintenance organization.
  4. Employee Life Insurance
    Basic Life = 1x base pay (cap $250,000) or a flat $50,000. Supplemental Life = 7 options with coverage ranging from 1x base pay to 7x base pay (cap $750,000).
  5. Accidental Death and Dismemberment
    Basic AD&D = 1x base pay (cap $250,000). Supplemental AD&D = 7 options with coverage ranging from 1x base pay to 7x base pay (cap $750,000). Matching employee life insurance benefit to a maximum of 2x pay or $100,000.
  6. Dependent Life Insurance
    There are 2 options: $10,000/$5,000 or $20,000/$10,000. You can also choose to waive coverage.

 

Long-Term Care
Various options offering daily benefits for nursing home care and adult day care.

Optical Plan and Hearing Aid Program
After 1 year of service.

Sick Leave
Short-Term Disability: 2/3 of annual salary up to $1,300 per week.
Long-Term Disability: 60% of annual salary up to $2,000 per month to age 70 or 5 years, whichever is less.

Reimbursement Account
Healthcare and dependent care reimbursement account.

Voluntary Annuity (PVA)
Participation in this voluntary tax-deferred annuity program through salary reduction allows you to defer a portion of your pre-tax earnings. Taxes are deferred until withdrawal. Default to 3% deduction if not elected or waived.

Educational Stipend
House officers receive a $500/year stipend for educational purposes.

Conference Stipend
House officers receive a $500/year stipend for presenting their scholarly work at national conferences.

Housing
The majority of house officers live within walking distance of the hospital. A limited number of apartments are available near the Moses Campus; application information will be sent to incoming interns after the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Match. Discounted parking at the Wakefield Garage is also available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions

We will consider all qualified candidates, including US graduates and international medical graduates. Generally, we seek candidates who have USMLE scores in the mid-230s or above on both parts. Although occasional exceptions can be made, it is unusual for us to interview any candidate who does not have USMLE scores in the mid-230s or above. We offer H-1B and J-1 visas. For all IMGs, ECFMG certification is necessary prior to the beginning of the residency. This includes Steps 1 and 2 (Clinical Knowledge and Clinical Skills) of the USMLE exam. To be considered for an H-1B, Step 3 must also be successfully completed prior to the NRMP Match.

We prefer candidates who have graduated from medical school within the past 8 years. However, we do consider some candidates who have had continuous clinical experience or contact since graduation. Those who have not had recent clinical contact should ideally undergo a period of observership or externship in a US hospital prior to beginning a residency. Familiarity with the US healthcare system is an obvious asset. Candidates who have completed multiple observerships or externships are viewed more favorably.

Application process

Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®). This centralized application service enables you to easily submit your application and supporting documents.

Submit your application through ERAS.


Contact us

For additional information on the program, please contact:

Stephen Jesmajian, MD
Director of Medicine
Montefiore New Rochelle
16 Guion Place
New Rochelle, NY 10802

Phone: 914-365-3681
Fax: 914-365-5489
Email: MNRHmedicine@montefiore.org

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