We look forward to providing you an outstanding training experience in a setting that is caring and supportive.

Dr. Tharayil
Program Director

Dear Residency Candidate,

Welcome to the Long Island Community Hospital Internal Medicine Residency!

Thank you for your interest in our program. These are exciting times at Long Island Community Hospital, and we are eager about the future of graduate medical education at our institution! We have recently affiliated with the NYU Langone Health system, one of the nation’s premier academic medical centers. This affiliation has already led to many significant improvements in our institution, such as the integration of Epic as our electronic medical record and enhanced access to research and quality improvement resources. As our institution and residency program align with NYU, we look forward to providing you with an outstanding training experience in a setting that is caring and supportive. The goal of our program is to produce physicians who will achieve success in virtually every career path imaginable in medicine; from pursuing training in subspecialty medicine to providing primary care in our diverse and vibrant community.

Long Island Community Hospital offers residents an ideal environment to foster the growth of well-rounded and confident internists. As the primary provider of healthcare on the south shore of eastern Long Island, our institution attracts patients from every socioeconomic and cultural background conceivable. Residents gain experience taking care of patients in a state-of-the art community hospital that is a certified trauma center, a stroke center, and has an active cardiac catheterization program. Our ambulatory resident practice boasts over 12,000 visits per year, and is located directly across from the hospital campus. Our alignment with NYU also allows residents to rotate at hospitals in the NYU system, further expanding their diverse patient experiences.

Key to our mission is making certain that our program invests in our residents. For that reason, our faculty is comprised of well-respected medical educators whose prime objective is modelling and teaching the kind of evidence-based, patient-centered care that we expect from our graduates. Robust scholarship opportunities supplement our trainees’ educational experience. All residents are encouraged to pursue research activity and are given dedicated time to pursue quality and safety scholarship. Residents have access to and can utilize NYU’s electronic resources as they complete their scholarly activities. In support of our mission, we provide our residents with individualized mentoring so that they can pursue their career aspirations with confidence.
As a relatively new program, our residency was designed with education as its primary objective from the outset. We created the program with the goal of crafting the optimal educational experience for our residents. This allowed us to build our schedule utilizing a “4+1” format and create time during our ambulatory weeks to train residents in quality improvement and patient safety. It also allowed us to construct a curriculum that includes robust inpatient and ambulatory exposure, while allowing time for electives and an atmosphere conducive to resident wellness.

Once again, we appreciate your interest in our residency program. I encourage you to speak to our current residents to understand the program and the learning environment we have created. I am certain that you will be delighted with the superb educational experience we offer and I look forward to discussing our program with you!

Zubin Tharayil, MD

Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency

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