Interns and Residents | NYC Health + Hospitals

Interns and Residents

Experience an exceptional learning environment at NYC Health + Hospitals. We serve as a training ground in one of the most dynamic healthcare systems in the United States for thousands of health professionals each year.

Unique Experience at a Teaching Hospital

You’ll have the opportunity to learn in our 11 acute care teaching hospitals, nursing facilities, and a vast network of outpatient primary care community health centers. We welcome a range of healthcare learners, including:

  • Fellows
  • Medical students
  • Residents
  • Young physicians

Physicians-in-training come to NYC Health + Hospitals from the most prestigious medical schools in the region to benefit from nonstop immersion and hands-on-experience in patient care. Training in our healthcare facilities, you’ll learn to practice with compassion and cultural sensitivity.

Our Residency Program

We are committed to providing residents and fellows with a meaningful experience—and the support you need to make your training valuable.

By apprenticing with seasoned physicians and surgeons, you’ll have the chance to do more than build your medical skills. Our diverse patient population provides you with the opportunity to improve your interpersonal and cross-cultural communications skills—which are fundamental to serving in a safety net healthcare setting.

Our seasoned staff supervisors provide excellent residency education, while ensuring the quality and safety of patient care that residents provide. They work with:

  • Residents
  • Fellows
  • Program directors
  • Affiliation partners from prestigious academic medical centers

Medical Specialties for Residency and Clinical Fellowships

We host a large graduate medical education program for nearly 5,000 residents every year. We offer residency and clinical fellowships in dozens of specialty and subspecialty fields, including:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Internal medicine
  • Obstetrics-gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry

Medical School Internship Program

If you are a third- or fourth-year medical school student, we also offer medical school internship program. Nearly 2,000 students participate in clinical rotations at our hospitals every year.

Our medical school partners for the internship program include:

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • New York Medical College School of Medicine
  • New York University School of Medicine
  • State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

Medical School Scholarships for New Yorkers

New York City residents who commit to serving as a primary care physician at NYC Health + Hospitals can receive scholarships through CityDoctors. To learn more about this program and apply for a scholarship, visit the CityDoctors website or contact:

Apply for Internship, Residency and Fellowship Programs

If you’re interested in applying for a residency position, please contact the academic institution’s residency or fellowship programs directly. See the list of contacts below.

Graduate Medical Education Program Contacts

NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue

Dr. Michael Ambrosino, Assoc Dean, GME and DIO, 212-263-6369
Deborah Considine, GME Sr. Administrator, 212-263-0351
Gabriela Echevarria, GME Program Manager, 212-263-0366

NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island

Dr. Robert Cuccu, GME Chair/DIO, 718-616-3786
Sharon Walder, Medicine Residency Coordinator, 718-616-3779
Liz D’Amato, Medical Education Coordinator

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst

Rand David, MD, Director of Graduate Medical Education, 718-334-2490
Rosa Ballas, Regional Asst. Director, Housestaff, ISMMS Administration, 718-334-2127

NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem

Gloria Morales-Ortiz, GME Administrator/DIO, 212-939-4248
Dr. Albert Adu, GME Chair/Surgery Program Director

NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi

Victoria Hibbitt, Assoc. Dir., Medical Staff Affairs/House Staff Affairs, 718-918-5006
Astrid Carl, Director of Medical/House/Allied Health Professional Staff, 718-918-3230
Dr. Auxford Burks, GME Chair/Pediatrics Program Director, 718-918-6315,
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Brian L. Cohen, MD, FRCOG, FACOG, Assoc. Dean for GME, 718-430-4282

NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County

Eva Sullivan, Assoc. Director, House Staff Affairs, 718-245-4627
Janice Clarke, House Staff Affairs Coordinator, 718-245-2027

NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln

Lisa Garrow, GME Administrator, 718-579-5396
Dr. Tranice Jackson, GME Chair/DIO, 718-579-5584

NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan

Madeline Mendez, GME Coordinator, 212-423-6271
Elizabeth Ramos, GME Administrator, 212-423-6263

NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens

Debra Brennessel, MD, Program Director, Internal Medicine, 718-883-4847

NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull

Chermaine Cross, Assoc. Dir., GME, 718-963-8715

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