Office of Academic Affairs

Office of Academic Affairs


The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) oversees Graduate Medical Education, Continuing Medical Education, Faculty Development, Alumni Affairs, Library Services and Global Health throughout Northwell Health. The office serves as a resource to facilitate accreditation of programs as well as recruitment and on-boarding of residents and fellows. OAA works closely with the Graduate Medical Education Committee and site subcommittees across Northwell. The Office of CME (OCME) works within OAA to support all Northwell-sponsored continuing medical education activities.

Services provided by the Office of Academic Affairs related to graduate medical education include:

  • Advocates for issues important to the house staff.
  • Coordinates the educational committees including the Graduate Medical Education Committee and the hospital-based site subcommittees.
  • Serves as a liaison between the Health System and the various accreditation agencies including the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the Commission of Dental Medical Education, the American Osteopathic Association and the Council of Podiatric Medical Education as well as many other sub-specialty organizations.
  • Serves as a liaison between the Health System and various local, state and federal regulatory agencies overseeing medical education.
  • Conducts periodic internal audits for all accredited and independent graduate medical education programs.
  • Monitors the annual initial and re-appointment process for house staff throughout the Health System.
  • Sponsors a variety of house staff, medical student and faculty education programs.
  • Responsible for the development of graduate and undergraduate medical education programs.
  • Conducts the Northwell's annual House Staff Orientation.
  • Supports the Resident Fellow Forums and House Staff Associations at individual hospitals.

Programs & services

Education is the at the foundation of quality healthcare. To that end, Northwell Health offers educational support services to physicians, nurses, healthcare professionals and staff throughout the health system, as well as members of the community.


Andrew Yacht, MD

  • Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer, Designated Institutional Official,
    Northwell Health
  • Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education,
    Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Venice VanHuse, MPA

  • Assistant Vice President, Graduate Medical Education and Office of Academic Affairs,
    Northwell Health
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(516) 465-3192

Contact us

For more information on graduate medical education programs at Northwell Health, contact the Office of Academic Affairs.

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Visiting Student Electives

The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell offers fourth-year medical students the opportunity to participate in elective rotations in each of the clinical departments.

Learn about all visiting student electives

Prior to clinical experiences at our hospitals and facilities it is necessary for you to complete the following orientation program: