Each resident is assigned inpatient service responsibilities for approximately half of each year. This permits adequate time for ongoing outpatient and educational activity.
A unique outpatient clinical aspect, is the Continuity Clinic. Residents are expected to follow the patients discharged from their inpatient service for the full period of their residency. This provides essential experience to residents in the natural course of recovery, difficulties of transitioning to community living, challenges of prescription and management of community services, typical secondary conditions and morbidities, adjustment issues and other aspects to new onset disabilities and impairments.
Service assignments are evenly distributed between those with inpatient responsibilities and those with outpatient, elective or research objectives. Elective time is permitted with approval of the program director.
There is no in-house call in our program; call is taken from home by beeper. Call on all rotations conforms to New York State Code 405 regulations and the new ACGME standards.