Why Monte?

A Large Program with a Small Program Feel

We have 48 residents per class, which is more than most Internal Medicine programs in the country. Yet it does not feel that way. Due to our innovative firm system, which creates three smaller communities within the larger program, residents get all the benefits of a larger program (like flexibility in scheduling and extra resources), while also being able to feel that they are part of a smaller tightly-knit family, where they get to know other residents and faculty much closer than would ever be possible in a program this size.

Our Residents are the Program’s Best Asset

The sense of collegiality at Monte is remarkable. Whether it is having someone you can count on when times are tough or someone to laugh with when times are good, residents find life-long friends and colleagues here. Every year, graduating residents describe their colleagues as their favorite aspect of the residency experience at Monte.

No matter where they live, residents take full advantage of the many social gatherings organized by their firm and by the program as a whole: from Happy Hour at local pubs and Trivia and Karaoke nights to group trips to Broadway shows, sporting events and the zoo.

In addition, this camaraderie and “we are in this together” spirit extends to the nursing and ancillary staff, and program and hospital leadership work closely with nursing and other departments to ensure both optimal patient care and a fulfilling training environment.

Monte Provides a Remarkably Rich Clinical Experience in both Ambulatory and Inpatient Arenas

Montefiore cares for a diverse inner-city population and serves both as a medical home for a large portion of Bronx population and a referral center for complex and rare diseases. As a result, our residents have an unparalleled exposure to a vast range of diagnoses that most physicians in the US will only have read about in textbooks.

On the floors, residents take care of patients with high acuity and are afforded the opportunity to make decisions independently, while being supported and taught by their senior colleagues, supervising attendings, and the subspecialty services, including a 24hr in-house critical care service. It is this uncommon balance of resident autonomy with supervision and oversight that allows Montefiore grads to be recognized as some of the best-trained clinicians in the country.

Residents see their continuity clinic patients utilizing a 6 + 2 schedule, allowing for ample time and opportunity to care for their ambulatory patients without compromising their experience on the inpatient rotations. This also allows for a comprehensive ambulatory longitudinal curriculum and a multitude of afternoon didactics on the inpatient service. Residents are assigned to one of three clinical sites for their continuity clinic and are paired with a single faculty preceptor for guidance and oversight, while getting precepted by a variety of attendings to see a spectrum of styles and clinical care. All training sites are patient-centered medical homes, enjoying a team of dedicated nurses and staff to help care for patients.

Attendings and Fellows Love to Teach

On the inpatient service, daily rounds with attendings from the Divisions of Hospital Medicine and General Internal Medicine provide extensive exposure to the faculty. Residents also encounter these dedicated clinician educators in clinic, on subspecialty rotations, and while completing their scholarly work. Beyond a commitment to care for underserved population, perhaps the thing that defines Montefiore faculty most is their dedication to training the next generation of physicians. Faculty and program leadership are approachable and are genuinely interested in helping residents become the best physicians they can possibly be, while preserving their humanity and avoiding burn-out.

If You Are Interested in Research and Quality Improvement, You Will Find Ample Opportunities at Montefiore

Whether you have a specific field of interest or just want to gain familiarity with research and the quality improvement process, you will find an abundance of faculty mentors. Numerous residents present at national meetings each year, including over 75 abstracts, oral presentations, and workshops at the Society for General Internal Medicine alone, not to mention over a hundred abstracts to other subspecialty national and international conferences annually. Many residents leave with one or more peer-reviewed journal publications on their CV’s. In addition, our Quality Improvement curriculum builds the foundation residents need to conduct QI and Patient Safety projects throughout the institution.

Resident Wellness is Our Priority

We strongly believe that supporting our residents’ wellness is integral to their training. In addition to Wellness half-days throughout each year of training, the program emphasizes residents’ well-being by offering numerous resources aimed at maintaining their physical and mental health.

Location, Location, Location

Working and living in New York City gives you the opportunity to experience one of the greatest cities in the world. With the hospital conveniently located near the D, 4, and 5 subway stations, the Metro-North railroad station, and several major highways, you have full access to all that New York has to offer. Depending on your lifestyle, you can live in the Bronx for a short commute, in the heart of Manhattan to take full advantage of the Big Apple, or in the surrounding suburbs for peace and quiet away from the bustle of the city.