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Office of Academic Affairs


The Office of Academic Affairs is the central administrative office that coordinates all medical education activities for the 24 residency programs, as well as all medical student clerkships at Maimonides Medical Center.

Our primary mission of the office is to ensure that all programs maintain a high standard of education and full accreditation by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or, for our osteopathic programs, by the American Osteopathic Association. We also ensure our programs are appropriately supported by the medical center in terms of funding, staffing, equipment and teaching facilities. We also oversee Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities.


What we do

  • Medical Education institutional policy and governance
  • Medical school and teaching hospital affiliations
  • Residency program accreditation reviews
  • Compliance with state and ACGME regulations regarding resident duty hours
  • JCAHO requirements
  • Program development
  • Assistance with program recruitment
  • Medical student electives
  • Faculty and resident development and resident employment functions
  • Annual new house staff orientation program in June
  • Approving applications for CME and maintaining CME provider accreditatation with the NYS Medical Society

Who we are

  • Robin Gitman, Vice President
  • Helen Holmes, Administrative Director, Medical Education
  • Jennifer Hughes, Administrative Manager of Medical Education
  • Tina Marshall, Student Coordinator
  • Karen Morris, Administrative Assistant

Contact us

If you are an intern, resident or fellow at Maimonides Medical Center, we are here to help. If you have any questions, please direct them to either your Program Director or Coordinator, or contact the Office of Academic Affairs at one of the following numbers:

  • Continuing Medical Education: 718-283-8238

  • Graduate Medical Education: 718-283-6879

  • Medical Students: 718-283-7629

  • Verification of Training: 718-283-8353

For other questions, please email Karen Morris at or call 718-283-8353.