Resident research is a mandatory part of the family medicine training program. Residents are encouraged and supported to undertake more intensive clinical research projects in collaboration with our faculty annually. For a listing of some of the collaborative research projects our faculty and residents have conducted over the years, download our research resource guide.
As a family medicine resident, you will have the opportunity to participate in a wide array of educational experiences designed to enhance your skills and your future career endeavors.
Residents in the family medicine program receive extensive support as they prepare for their board certification exams. We give trainees access to written self-assessments, as well as in-person review. PGY3s have the option of taking a board review elective to allow time to participate in review courses .
Debt management and financial counseling
One of the many rewards of being a physician is the potential for higher earnings. However, most medical students rely on student loans to finance their medical education, which can feel like a profound burden. To assist you in planning to pay off your loans and prepare for your clinical and financial success, we offer debt management and financial counseling to those that are interested.
Mentoring is a powerful professional development tool. Successful mentorship takes time and effort on both parties, but can produce a healthy bond and networking opportunities for residents. We pair residents up with mentors who share similar passions and clinical interests. At the outset of all mentorship programs expectations, goals and boundaries are established to ensure a cohesive bond can be formed.
The Physician Leadership Institute offers a wide array of programs that collectively serve physician leaders at all levels of the organization. These programs aim to recruit, develop, and retain the talent necessary to achieve Northwell’s organizational goals by developing the necessary skill sets among physicians to allow them to prosper in high visibility leadership positions. Our residency program is one of the few that have chapter representation at the New York State Academy of Family Physicians (NYSAFP). Residents represent the residency at the annual congress of delegates where resolutions are put forward and voted upon to become state policy and eventually national policy with the parent organization American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). It is at the annual meeting that our residents also participate in the resident leadership workshop. Many alumni have gone on to become presidents of the NYSAFP and continue to serve on national committees with the AAFP.
Our residents meet periodically with faculty to discuss career goals and expectations. We assist with resume development, interview preparation, and maintain a list of local and regional community practice opportunities. Northwell Health actively recruits staff physicians from its graduate medical education programs. When you successfully complete your residency training, fellowship and job opportunities may be available at one of our 19 hospital campuses or 400 physician practices.
As a resident you are also a teacher to medical students and junior residents. Since teaching is not only a large component of the program, and a method to enhance resident learning, we devote a considerable amount of time to enhancing our residents teaching skills. Residents are encouraged to participate in teaching development programs both within the system as well as nationally and regionally. Chief residents are given appointments at the medical school to reflect their role in this capacity. Residents are also involved in the national Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) annual meetings. Here our residents present their research projects and attend sessions that help to continue to nurture their teaching skills.
Understanding health systems and practice management
Being a resident in one of the country’s largest health care systems puts you at a unique advantage. Throughout the training program, residents learn about how to navigate and leverage the resources of health care systems, strategic elements of practice management and how to adapt and grow in the changing health care landscape. Residents also have the opportunity to attend some of the didactic sessions and workshops during their senior year of training. They are also able to participate in the many sessions provided by NYSAFP, STFM and AAFP.