“A well trained, sensible doctor is one of the most valuable assets of a community. To make him efficient is our highest ambition as teachers” - Sir William Osler
Sir William Osler, possibly the greatest clinician and teacher in the history of western medicine, so described the importance of training family physicians. Glen Cove Hospital, site of one of the original family medicine residency programs in the United States, has been fulfilling his directive for more than 40 years. Over 230 board-certified family physicians have received their training in our program, and many of them practice successfully on Long island and in the greater metropolitan area.
Our faculty is dedicated to training compassionate, competent and caring family physicians that upon leaving residency are fully able to practice effectively in today’s challenging medical environment. All faculty members are board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine or other appropriate specialty boards and continue to practice medicine in the community, so they maintain the realistic, practical approach to patient care required by our specialty. One full-time faculty member for every four residents assures a personal, hands-on approach to teaching and supervision, so the abilities of our residents can be nurtured and expanded in the supportive environment of a community-based, university-affiliated, unopposed and well-established program.
Our program has many strengths, among them the friendly atmosphere of a thoroughly modern community hospital combined with easy access to all the facilities and resources of the renowned Northwell Health and the ground breaking educational programs of the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. In 2014 Glen Cove united its clinical endeavors with those of nearby Huntington Hospital resulting in an exceptional balance of inpatient and ambulatory experiences and a clinical faculty envied by many other programs. The Hospital Administration at both sites is dedicated to the principles of family medicine being both sensitive to our needs and cognizant of our important contribution to the health and well-being of our surrounding communities.
Congratulations on your choice of the specialty of family medicine for your career as a physician. It will be a challenging and rewarding experience.
Come visit the program where academic and clinical excellence, interpersonal and professional skills, and resident and faculty enthusiasm combine to produce “well trained and sensible doctors.”
The Family Medicine Residency Program's goal is to train compassionate, competent and caring family physicians who will progressively expand their competencies throughout the program to the point where, upon graduation, they will be successful in the American Board of Family Medicine certification process and obtain a level of ability whereby we, the faculty, could confidently call upon them to care for ourselves and our families. Moreover our graduates will successfully completed personal preparation for the tasks of lifelong learning and service to their community.
The residency program was founded in 1973 and is one of the first such programs in the region. The program includes more than 230 alumni, many of who practice in the Long Island area. The residency program has maintained continuous full accreditation by the ACGME since its inception and is structured as a 7-7-7, unopposed, community based university affiliated program.
The Glen Cove Hospital Family Medicine Residency program offers its residents the best of both worlds with its community roots and its warm and friendly atmosphere combined with totally modern facilities and the immediate availability of the tertiary care facilities of the Northwell Health just minutes away.
The educational program is centered at the Glen Cove Campus with Huntington Hospital utilized for most initial inpatient rotations. The Family Medicine Center (FMC) is the site of our Level III Patient Centered Medical Home and is connected to the hospital by an enclosed passageway. It consists of 18 examination rooms, a spacious waiting room, a procedure room, a colposcopy room, an electronic library, a classroom and faculty and staff offices.
The FMC boasts a modern EMR and internet connectivity to a variety of medical search engines. It is staffed with registered nurses, nurses’ aides, case managers, social workers, behavioral health professionals and an experienced secretarial staff with a long history of working with resident physicians. Approximately 13,000 patient visits occur annually with an additional 6,000 performed by full-time faculty using the facilities as both preceptors and role models for the resident physicians.
Specialty clinics exclusively for Family Medicine Center patients are conducted by board certified subspecialists in
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Office hours are run by the full-time faculty with a maximum resident /faculty ratio of 1:4. Salaried Obstetrical and Pediatric Faculty compliment the Family Physician faculty in the Family Medicine Center, as do members of the voluntary medical staff. More than 50 voluntary faculty from all major specialties contributes their talents toward the education of our residents while serving as preceptors during specialty rotations.
The center serves as an educational site for many medical students allowing the residents themselves to become teachers.
Mayur S. Rali, MD
- Program Director, Family Medicine Residency,
Associate Professor, Family Medicine,
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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