Equipping You to be an Expert Practitioner in Your Chosen Specialty
At over 100 years old, Maimonides Medical Center remains a vital and thriving non-profit, non-sectarian hospital. We are the pre-eminent treatment facility and academic medical center in the Borough of Brooklyn – and among the best in the New York region. In fact, with 24 fully accredited residency and fellowship programs, over 400 residents, 300 full-time faculty, 550 voluntary attending physicians, 4,500 employees and 700 inpatient beds, Maimonides is one of the largest independent academic medical centers in the country.
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Medical education is constantly evolving. At Maimonides, we address these changes and continuously work to maintain the quality educational experience and environment we have always provided. For example, in recent years, we have recognized the need to train primary care physicians, while maintaining a broad spectrum of specialty training. We have expanded our Medicine, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics & Gynecology programs to focus on primary care, allowing residents to obtain increased ambulatory training and continuity of care experience.
The history of Maimonides spans more than a century. It was originally founded in 1911 as the New Utrecht Dispensary in the rural settlement of Brooklyn. Brooklyn would eventually become New York City’s largest borough and, with a population of over 2.5 million people, one of the largest cities in America. Nearly 50% of the residents in the communities we serve are foreign-born, so cultural sensitivity is vital, and our staff and committment reflect that understanding.
The primary service area of the Medical Center includes the Borough Park, Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Sunset Park areas of Brooklyn. These neighoborhoods contain a diverse cross-section of communities with a broad range of health care needs. Maimonides has developed various initiatives to strengthen its primary care and specialty care services to address the diverse cultural needs of its patient population. The hospital has actively recruited physicians, nurses and clerical staff with a variety of linguistic skills and cultural backgrounds to encourage effective cross-cultural communication.
As strides are being made toward a more integrated health care delivery system, we are at the threshold of an exciting period in American health care. At Maimonides, we challenge you to take with us these important steps in your training experience. We offer you an opportunity to learn in an environment that encourages professional and personal growth and equips you to be an expert practitioner in your chosen specialty. Maimonides makes it a priority to provide quality education and training to ensure that Brooklyn has a continuous and adequate supply of physicians and other health care professionals. This sense of continuity of service is a source of pride, distinguishing Maimonides as a hospital that remains committed to its history of dedication to service.