Internal Medicine Residency Program - SBH Health System
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Internal Medicine Residency Program

The SBH internal medicine residency program is fully ACGME-accredited and has a long history of training extremely skilled internal medicine physicians. We are fully committed to maintaining this high level of excellence in training for future generations of primary care internists, hospitalists and subspecialists.
Our large training program offers exposure to a culturally and medically diverse patient population. Situated on a large campus in the middle of a vibrant urban community, SBH offers medical residents broad exposure to a range of illnesses and pathologies in diverse clinical settings: an active inpatient medical service run by full-time hospitalists; a large Medical ICU staffed by full-time intensivists; the complete range of medical subspecialty inpatient and outpatient consultative services; and a robust and growing comprehensive and integrated primary care service across multiple practice sites with numerous specialized programs including, but not limited to, geriatrics, congestive heart failure, asthma and diabetes.
SBH Health System is the primary teaching hospital of the new Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine, located on a beautiful campus in West Harlem. Our faculty will be deeply engaged in the education of these students—from their pre-clinical course work, through their clinical rotations, and until graduation. We are also a clinical affiliate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM). The AECOM students do clinical clerkships at our institution and we have developed robust and engaging programs to support their education.

Program Highlights
• Impressive 10-acre landscaped campus with 461 hospital beds
• Training programs for 250 physicians in 9 different specialties:
• 31 IM residents each year (PGY-1/2/3)
• New York State-designated Level 2 Regional Trauma Center
• New York State-designated AIDS Center
• Three ambulatory care sites
• Medical library with internet access
• Simulation lab access
• Centers for sleep medicine, wound healing and hyperbaric medicine, and infusion services
• Primary teaching hospital of the newly approved CUNY Schoolh of Medicine
• Major location for medicine clerkships for students from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
• Increased outpatient exposure for residents interested in primary care

Departmental Conferences
• Weekly Medicine Grand Rounds
• Noontime Conference
• Daily 8 AM Conference
• Monthly Morbidity and Mortality Conference
• Monthly Journal Club
• Board Review Conferences
• Afternoon Report
• Afternoon IM Subspecialty Rounding

Residency Rotations

4 Rotations General Medicine Inpatient Service
2 Rotations Intensive Care Unit
2 Rotations Ambulatory Clinic
1 Rotation General Medical Inpatient (Night Float)
1 Rotation Geriatrics/Office Practice
1 Rotation Neurology
1 Admitting Team Inpatient Medicine

3 Rotations General Medicine Inpatient Service
1 Rotation Intensive Care Unit
1 Rotation Endocrinology
1 Rotation Hematology-Oncology
1 Rotation Nephrology
1 Rotation Palliative
1 Rotation Office Practice
1 Rotation Ambulatory Clinic
1 Rotation General Medical Inpatient (Night Float)
1 Rotation Elective
4 Weeks Vacation

1 Rotation General Medicine Inpatient Service
1 Rotation Emergency Department
1 Rotation Intensive Care Unit
1 Rotation ICU- Senior
1 Rotation Cardiology
1 Rotation Pulmonary Diseases
1 Rotation Gastroenterology
1 Rotation Infectious Diseases
1 Rotation Ambulatory Clinic
1 Rotation General Medical Inpatient (Night Float)
1 Admitting Team Inpatient Medicine
4 Weeks Vacation

All conditions of employment, including compensation and benefits, are negotiated with the Committee of Interns and Residents SEIU; which represents all interns, residents and fellows.

• Professional liability coverage for all activities that are approved components of the residency program
• Health and dental insurance
• Disability insurance
• Prescription drug plan
• Uniforms
• Meal Cards
• Vacation: 20 days
• Sick days: 1 day per month in the first year and 12 per year thereafter
• H1B and J1 visa sponsorship
• Annual stipend of $650
• 2017 Salary:
PGY1 – $52,932
PGY2 – $56,160
PGY3 – $60,033

The Department of Medicine accepts application for our three year categorical program. This is an Accreditation Council for Graduates Medical Education (ACGME) fully accredited non-pyramidal three-year program. We offer 31 positions for PGY 1 residents (interns) positions. We do not offer preliminary positions.

All applications have to be submitted via ERAS and should include three letters of recommendation, personal statement, Dean’s letter and USMLE scores.

We offer a Sabbath observance program. For those interested, please e-mail with Sabbath Program in the subject line.

We will be interviewing between the months of October until November. All of our positions will be offered outside the match. While we like to evaluate the candidate as a whole we prefer the following criteria to be met: USMLE Step 1 – 235 and above on the first attempt; USMLE Step 2 – 235 and above on the first attempt; USMLE Step 2 CS – passing grade; USMLE Step 3 passed before starting residency; Valid ECFMG certificate; Graduation within 10 years of application; No U.S. clinical skills required; we sponsor H1B and J1 visas.

Please note we do not offer any observership or research positions.

Graduates of the SBH Internal Medicine Residency Program are now working at the following hospitals:


Hospitalist (Assistant Prof of Medicine)
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, Mississippi

Wake Forest University
North Carolina

New York

Penns Highland Hospital
Dubois, PA

Mercy Hospital
Long Island, New York

Chief Medical Resident
St. Barnabas Hospital
Bronx, New York

Jacobi Medical Center
Bronx, New York

South Miami Hospital
South Miami, Florida

JPS Hospitalist
Dallas Fort Worth, Texas

Chief Medical Resident
St. Barnabas Hospital
Bronx, New York

General & Transplant Hepatology Fellowship
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

JPS Hospital
Fort Worth Texas

Heart of Florida Hospital
Orlando, Florida

Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, Massachusetts

Marietta Memorial Hospital
Marietta, Ohio

Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, New York

St. Claire Regional Medical Center
Morehead, Kentucky

VCU (Virginia Commonweath Univ Hospital)
Richmond, Virginia

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Daytona Beach, Florida

Infectious Disease Fellowship
Strong Memorial Hospital
Rochester, New York

Mount Carmel Hospital
Columbus, Ohio

Medexplus Medical Center
Queens, New York

Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship
Westchester Medical Center University
Valhalla, New York

Geriatric Fellowship
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, New York

Primary Care
China Town Medical Physician
New York, New York

Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital
Lafayette, Indiana

Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, New York