Program Director’s Letter

Welcome to the website for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai’s Internal Medicine Program at Queens Hospital Center. We are proud of our long history of commitment to medical education and scholarship while providing excellent patient care.Queens Hospital Center is a 318 bed acute care facility in Jamaica, Queens, and is part of the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation, the largest municipal healthcare system in the US. It is a modern medical center with Centers of Excellence in Women’s Health, Cancer Care, Diabetes Care, and Behavioral Health, and serves a culturally and economically diverse population with a wide spectrum of medical conditions. Queens Hospital Center averages 16,000 admissions per year, 90,000 Emergency Room visits and over 300,000 clinic visits. We have been recognized multiple times for our excellence in patient care; we received a 2010 AHA McKesson Quest for Quality Prize and a 2013 Leapfrog Award for Patient Safety and Quality.

The Program is sponsored by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai; each year, we offer 20 three-year categorical positions that lead to eligibility for Certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and 8 one-year preliminary positions for individuals who will be completing their training in advanced programs elsewhere.

The Department of Medicine at Queens Hospital Center boasts 54 full-time and 14 part-time teaching attendings. Faculty members have academic appointments at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai and excel at teaching, supervising and evaluating residents in a wide variety of inpatient, critical care, outpatient, and subspecialty areas. We are a highly academic program. During the course of their training, the graduates of the class of 2014 presented posters or oral presentations at 22 regional, national and international meetings and published 7 peer-reviewed journal articles.

The program supplements the standard, traditional medical education (bedside rounds, subspecialty conferences, Morning Report, Journal Club, Morbidity and Mortality Conference, Grand Rounds, etc.) with cutting edge, innovative, evidence based modalities:

  1. Standardized patients at the Icahn School of Medicine’s Morchand Center for Clinical Competence
  2. Health and Hospital Corporation’s Institute for Medical Simulation and Advanced Learning
  3. Tuft’s Online Campus
  4. Teleconferences with the Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  5. Yale Ambulatory Case-based Workshops

At end of their residency, the Internal Medicine residents at QHC are fully trained, competent and ready to enter careers in hospital medicine, primary care, or to continue on to fellowship training; this is reflected by our Internal Medicine Board pass rate of 96%.