Education is essential for progress. Our Department of Family Medicine has created a forum where healthcare professionals can interact and grow to improve patient care.
Family Medicine electives and tracks
As a resident in the Zucker School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine, you have the opportunity to participate in one of the many departmental electives/tracks. These rotations are accessible to residents from each of our five Family Medicine residency programs: Glen Cove, Peconic Bay, Phelps, Plainview and Southside. These are in addition to the local electives offered at each site.
Continuing medical education
Our continuing medical education provides physicians and healthcare professionals fundamental assets to maintain quality and patient safety. Through grand rounds sessions, ACCME-accredited courses and multidisciplinary conferences, we are helping to prep medical professionals for the ever-changing industry.
The Northwell Health Department of Family Medicine has monthly sessions to provide free CME credits at various locations throughout the region. Each session is worth 3 hours of CME. The sessions are based on Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA), part 4 modules. They are also sometimes based on other informational presentations (ICD-10, PCMH-patient centered medical home). Sessions are interactive and informative. Topics are chosen based on surveys of the membership, along with those topics that are timely and necessitate providing new information to the membership.
We understand that quality health care doesn't happen in a silo. That's why the Family Medicine Residency Program at Southside Hospital opens grand rounds sessions to include other healthcare professionals from the hospital.
During our interprofessional grand rounds, actual cases are presented in a classroom setting and participants discuss how to handle the management of the case. A survey of the participants found this new grand round format resulted in increased post-session knowledge and skills, and almost 60 percent change in clinical practice.