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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

The Queens Hospital Center Residency in Internal Medicine is a free-standing community-based academic training program sponsored by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. We offer 20 categorical and 8 preliminary positions. Our ABIM board pass rate is 97%.

We presently have joint fellowships with other medical centers: Hematology/Oncology with Mount Sinai Medical Center and Nephrology with Elmhurst Hospital, and will soon have more.

We are a teaching campus for two medical schools, the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM) and St. George’s School of Medicine. We are rated by their students as being one of their finest learning experiences.

In addition to boasting a large and diverse patient population that provides in-depth experience in virtually every disease entity, the residency training program at QHC is highly academic. Our hospitalist teaching faculty members are all full-time board-certified physicians selected for their teaching and patient care expertise. They conduct daily teaching rounds. In addition, we provide additional didactic training in the form of daily subspecialty conferences, Grand Rounds, Morning Report, Journal Club, M&M, and board-review opportunities.

We have an active program of research for our residents, making them highly attractive to competitive fellowship programs. Our residents routinely go on to competitive subspecialty fellowships and/or excellent positions in hospital-based or ambulatory care medicine.

How much autonomy is given to the residents to make clinical decisions? The importance of resident autonomy is one of the most valued aspects of the program. As residents advance through their years of training at QHC, they are given more and more autonomy. That is why our graduates thrive in both fellowships and in hospitalist positions. They are confident of their clinical and decision-making skills, even with the most critically ill patients.

Queens Hospital Center has an electronic medical record system throughout the institution – on the in-patient service, in the ED and in the clinics.

Moonlighting is permitted and available for PGY-II and PGY-III residents who are US Citizens or Green Card holders.

We accept J-1 sponsorships.