Through the teaching institutions, Northwell Health is one of the largest clinical medical educational institutions in the country, responsible for more than 1,500 residents and fellows across 120 graduate medical education programs. The health system is not only committed to preparing the next generation of physicians for the demands of the ever changing healthcare landscape, but also giving them the tools to advancing the field. To that end, the system offers a variety of educational, research and community service opportunities to enhancing the training experience.
Northwell Health is home to the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, an independent research facility that ranks within the top sixth percentile for all independent research institutes receiving funds from the National Institute of Health. Feinstein offers many opportunities for residents and fellows to participate in research studies in the laboratories or at the bedside.
The Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine is an individually tailored three-year PhD program designed to train exceptional physicians in research. The goal of the program is to create a cadre of highly trained physician-scientists who will establish careers in academic medicine and who will conduct state-of-the-art basic and translational research directly related to human disease.
The graduate school’s program is one of only two in the United State that specifically trains recent medical school graduates to use state-of-the-art methods to identify critical unanswered questions relating to human disease, shed light on basic biological processes underlying disease, and invent new diagnostics and therapeutics.
In 2011, North Shore-LIJ Health System (now Northwell Health) and Hofstra University entered a partnership with Hofstra University to open the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, the first new allopathic medical school in New York State since 1963.The medical school – now known as the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell – enhances the academic offerings and reputation of Northwell Health and increases the opportunities for residents and fellows to gain the highest level of knowledge and experience during their time within the health system.
Northwell Health spans across an extensive and diverse service area encompassing 7 million people in Long Island, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. The Office of Community and Public Health focuses on improving the health of the communities the health system serves. The office provides health education and prevention courses for the community, helps community members gain access to health care, and trains medical professionals on cultural competency, language and communication access. Trainees have the opportunity to participate in the courses to get a better understanding of diversity and inclusion in healthcare.