Dedicated to Preparing Residents for a Lifetime of Quality Practice

At Maimonides Medical Center, residents take on progressively greater responsibility for patient care throughout the course of their residency, acquiring clinical experience, knowledge and skills along the way. Training of residents in all programs is focused on the ACGME “core competencies”:

Watch a Day in the Life of a Chief Resident

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based practice

In addition to clinical training, all residents participate in a well-organized didactic program of seminars and teaching conferences, which provide a balanced and complete education. Weekly conferences, daily teaching rounds, grand rounds, and "Mortality & Morbidity" conferences are just some of the sessions regularly scheduled. Academic conferences and presentations by distinguished scholars, visiting professors and physicians are available to all residents by sponsoring departments or through the Office of Academic Affairs. Residents also participate in substantial research activities within their departments.

To support resident training programs, the Office of Academic Affairs conducts Resident and Faculty Development Seminars, which are held during the course of the year. These seminars discuss a range of current topics and issues which affect house-staff training and development. Among these sessions are stress management, practice management, test-taking skills, substance abuse, patient/physician communication, cultural diversity, sexual harassment and ethical issues. In addition, residents are an integral part of our formal quality assurance process.

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