The Queens Hospital Center residency program in Internal Medicine is the best residency program in Queens. The supervised autonomy provided us from the internship year through the end of the training period is second to none, and it imparts in us the confidence and clinical skills needed to succeed as an internist. The faculty is outstanding and always willing to teach. Given the very diverse patient population and close proximity to one of the largest international airports in the world, QHC exposes its residents to a breadth of clinical cases that other hospital just can’t. I am very happy with my decision to train at QHC.
Some people travel the world to gain medical experience, but others can stay in one place and get even more. At Queens Hospital Center you work in the most diverse neighborhood in the most diverse city in the world. Expect malaria, leishmaniasis and ehrlichiosis. Deal with STEMIs, strokes and bleeding varices. Imagine all this kind of experience with a family-like housestaff.
Internal Medicine at Queens Hospital Center was my top choice when I applied for residency training. I now have no doubt that I made the right decision. The residency training program at QHC is a very unique program that serves a huge diverse patient population. This gives me the opportunity to take care of my patients with compassion and cultural sensitivity. The success of our program is due in large part to the perfect combination of excellent clinicians in hospitalist medicine and also in all the subspecialties, along with a facility that has been recognized as Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, Cancer Care, Diabetes Care, and Behavioral Health. I am sure that when I finish my training here I will be able to practice Internal Medicine with confidence, and provide the highest quality of care in any given setting across the U.S.
The Internal Medicine residency training program at QHC is a very rich and rewarding experience, with exposure to a myriad of medical conditions, coupled with diverse social issues. Attending physicians interact with residents on a daily basisand are easily approachable. Elective rotations are offered on site as well as at other institutions. My educational appetite was well taken care of. At the end of my training, I feel well prepared for either practice or fellowship training.
Queens Hospital Center is a unique environment that provides rich medical training to its residents and medical students. It is set in the vibrant, bustling neighborhood of Jamaica, Queens with a diverse range of patients unlike any other teaching hospital. There are over 16,000 admissions per year, allowing residents to gain experience in managing patients with all types of diseases. The facilities are state-of-the-art, with advanced imaging services available on-site. QHC has an excellent, caring support team made up of nurses, PAs, respiratory therapists, phlebotomists, etc. The top-tier attendings spend a considerable amount of time teaching and supervising residents and students while being sensitive to their needs. With Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long Island only a short commute from the hospital, your weekends can be filled with a limitless number of options for fine dining, fun and great memories.
Serving a diverse demographic of patients, Queens Hospital Center has definitely fulfilled my expectations of the type of residency program I was looking for -- a program that first and foremost offers extensive clinical experience while promoting a level of autonomy that is unlikely to be met anywhere else. At the same time, it provides an approachable, supportive work environment and a high level of camaraderie among house staff.One year into my residency training, I have witnessed a profound growth in my clinical knowledge and judgment. I am on the right path to becoming an accomplished internist, ready, as many past graduates have, to go on to a competitive fellowship or hospitalist position.
It was my dream to pursue a career at a medical center that cares for a multitude of medical conditions in a strong academic atmosphere. Queens Hospital Center has provided me with exactly this kind of opportunity, by delivering outstanding patient care to one of the most diverse populations in the US. The extensive clinical exposure, immensely helpful didactic sessions, approachable attendings, friendly co-residents and nurses all make QHC a great place for residency training. I am glad to be a member of the QHC family.
QHC has a unique patient population and it is a privilege to work and learn from them. The residency has a terrific support system provided by the faculty and other team members -- I couldn’t have asked for more. They are very approachable and available, which makes all the difference, not just for the residents, but also in the care provided to the patients.Every effort is made to improve patient care and take it to the next level, which is ultimately what we as physicians are always striving for. It is good that such fundamentals are instilled in us early in our practice. All in all, I had a very positive experience and I would happily do it all over again.
I chose Queens Hospital Center because of its pleasant and collegial atmosphere. Its location offers an exposure to avery diverse patient population, including different ethnic groups, cultures and languages. This translates into a rich learning opportunity, with residents seeing a wide range of clinical pathophysiology. The residents here feel like an extended family -- exceptionally warm individuals and great team players. The entire faculty, including the hospitalists and the Program Director, are very approachable and encouraging, and maintain the collegial environment. QHC has not only provided me with an opportunity to teach medical students, but has prepared me for my subspecialty training in Nephrology. As Chief Resident, I feel very supported and respected here, and I am very happy with my decision to train at QHC.
Training at Queens Hospital Center offers a unique experience,where we encounter a wide diversity of patients and pathology. One of the most appealing aspects of QHC is the friendly and cooperative working environment, where life-long friends are made.
Queens Hospital Center has the unique combination of being a community hospital with access to the greatest city in the world. The closeness of the staff provides us and our patients with a second family while we are in the hospital. Being one of the closest hospitals to two major international airports gives us access to a diverse population with conditions you've only read about -- you will never run out of opportunities to learn.
Queens Hospital Center has a truly excellent Internal Medicine residency, one of the best training programs in NYC. It provides a great balance between patient care, didactic teaching and research. It also allows us the ability to take electives at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The program provided me with every tool I needed to succeed as a resident and the opportunity to proceed to fellowship training. I am so impressed with this program -- the attendings, thenurses and the wonderful staff. Thanks QHC for everything you provided me.
I could not be happier with my choice to train in Internal Medicine at QHC. The Internal Medicine residency program here encompasses dedicated and friendly house staff, approachable faculty who are open to new and innovative ideas, and a patient population that exposes you to a vast array of illnesses. This allows you to heighten and broaden your mind without limitations. Besides this being an exciting time to be part of the medical field, QHC homes in on research opportunities to help residents reach their ultimate goals, ranging from hospitalist medicine to medical oncology. I am confident I have made the right decision and I encourage you to join me on this journey.
Jimmy Yee, M.D.
I think the most important criterion for choosing an Internal Medicine residency is whether or not the program has enough confidence in the thoroughness of its teaching to allowinterns and residentsappropriate autonomy.This is exactly what we get here at Queens Hospital Center (QHC). An extremely knowledgeable and helpful teaching faculty adds to the experience. The environment at QHC is one that fosters growth, builds confidence and encourages teaching and learning in a collegial atmosphere. The educational experience is second to none, especially for residents who wish to pursue specialty fellowships. The favorable work schedule gives residents the ability to participate in research projects that are essential if they are to achieve their career goals. I am completing my residency at QHC in 2015 and chose to do a Cardiology fellowship at the University of South Dakota. I am very grateful for the opportunity QHC has given me, and looking retrospectively, I would choose QHC again without hesitation.
QHC fosters a great training and learning experience. You encounter a wide diversity of pathology ranging from the esoteric to the every-day bread and butter cases. You receive excellent support from the faculty where they promote resident autonomy and decision making but at the same time are available to provide guidance. You get to work, play and learn together with awesome colleagues who become great friends.
Being located in the City of NY and close to the JFK International Airport, Queens Hospital Center provides medical care to a very diverse population from all over the world. Here, we have a great balance of autonomy for residents in making clinical decisions and direct supervision provided by trained hospital attendings. Along with excellent clinical training, there is lots of research, teaching and administrative opportunities to help in the residents’ overall development, whether he/she plans on becoming an excellent clinical fellow or a first-rate internist. The staff here is extremely friendly and it feels like a second home away from home. I am extremely privileged to have the pleasure of being part of such an institution.
A well-balanced residency program can best be described as a program where clinical and academic education is a top priority that is never compromised at the expense of service. A program where faculty provide the right amount of supervision and autonomy, allowing trainees to grow into confident independent physicians with the capacity to take clinical decisions. No program would be complete without the exposure to a diverse population with a multitude of medical conditions. Medical students enrich a program and keep residents on their toes. Let’s not forget the collegial atmosphere and friendly faculty that extends beyond the boundaries of the hospital in the form of residency sponsored outings. Last but not least an open line of communication between residents and the program leadership. In a nutshell that’s what makes QHC well-balanced. Whether you’re preparing for a competitive fellowship or aspire to be a well-rounded internist, you will find all the resources you need to attain your goal at QHC.
Muhammed Z. Ghatala
Queens Hospital Center is ideally located between two of the busiest airports in the country, offering a unique opportunity to have access to the widest possible diversity in patient population and the kind of clinical exposure needed to become an excellent all-around internist. This is a program where the residents can act autonomously, but also where the residents are mentored and guided by experienced professionals. At QHC, residents enjoy the right balance between work and personal life, thereby outside of work we have the opportunity to enjoy the idea of lazy weekends and/or do things of interest. As for me, I was a nervous intern who started residency a little less than a year ago; this program made me confident and I am now eager to become a resident soon.
The variety and complexity of the pathologies we see in our diverse patient population is second to none. I have seen rare infectious diseases and advanced congenital defects; case reports and other research opportunities have fallen into my lap. Our residents share a cooperative and friendly work environment and our attendings are easily approachable. I am proud to have made Queens Hospital my home for the last few years.
At QHC, you are a part of a big family that strives to provide best possible patient care. On my interview day I was surprised by the kindness and happiness of entire hospital staff, including the residents. My amazement continues every day at the program's collegial, positive, comfortable and strong academic environment. The QHC Internal Medicine Residency Program offers great didactics, very approachable attendings, balanced autonomy and the most diverse patient population in the country. There is an immense emphasis on research and the affiliation with Mount Sinai gives us abundant resources. I am grateful for all the opportunities provided at QHC; they will make me a knowledgeable and clinically superior internist and I look forward to continuing my journey in a competitive fellowship program.
The Queens Hospital Center Internal Medicine Program should be at the top of your rank order list as you prepare to secure a residency position. Although a community hospital, its location near two major airports allows you to encounter a diversity of pathology one would think to encounter only at huge academic centers. With amazing ancillary staff and very approachable and encouraging faculty, this hospital harbors the perfect atmosphere that will facilitate your growth to become a phenomenal hospitalist or to embark into a subspecialty fellowship. I am very happy with my choice to train here, and thankful for the opportunity that QHC has given to me to further advance my career.