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Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine

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EM/IM Rotation Schedule
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EM/IM Didactics
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Mini-Fellowships
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Stephan Rinnert, MD.
Program Director
   

The combined Emergency Medicine / Internal Medicine residency program offers motivated residents the opportunity to acquire dual board certification and an unparalleled clinical training experience in an integrated five-year training program.
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EM/IM residents have traditionally graduated to positions in academic medicine, although the majority of today's graduates are choosing careers utilizing both aspects of their training. Graduates are uniquely poised to assume careers in critical care. Others elect to work as hospitalists or practice as internists, moonlighting in the ED for extra income. Dual training offers one the opportunity to engage in a training regimen of greater breadth and depth than either field offers individually. Many EM/IM residents choose to pursue further board certification in fellowships including critical care, cardiology, pulmonary, and toxicology. The combined EM/IM training program also uniquely prepares its graduates for careers in international health and medical humanitarian and disaster relief.
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With the full support of the Internal Medicine Department, the Combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine residency program at SUNY Downstate Medical Center was started in 2002 and accepts 4 residents per year. Further questions may be directed to Dr. Stephan Rinnert.

Joshua Schechter, MD

Dr. Schechter graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2006.  He completed his residency training in the combined Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine (EM/IM) residency at SUNY Downstate/Kings County Hospital.  During his residency he developed his love of emergency ultrasound and education.

Upon completion of residency in 2011 he stayed on at Kings County as faculty and Director of Emergency Ultrasound Resident Education.  He was responsible for curriculum development and education of residents in emergency ultrasound.  In addition to residents he has helped educate medical students, from their first year in anatomy lab to clinical clerkships, in the use of bedside ultrasound.  He has been involved in teaching multiple CME courses locally, as well as, nationally and internationally, including one of the first workshops in bedside pediatric ultrasound in India.

In 2013 he became Assistant Program Director for the EM/IM residency program.  He has helped revise the EM/IM curriculum by bringing changes to their didactic conference.

On the rare occasions he is not in the hospital, Dr. Schechter spends time with his wife, Ilana, and young son, Daniel.  He also likes to travel, cook, and read.

 



  Application

Application to the EM/IM Residency programs is done via the ERAS application service.
The program number for the Combined EM/IM program is: 7053544018
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We expect three (3) letters of recommendation for a complete application. Letter writers from EM academic institutions are encouraged to use the SLOR letter available from CORD. We recommend that two (2) of the letters of recommendation come from IM physicians.
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We also require:
USMLE Step 1 or
COMLEX step 1 and step 2
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A current CV and Dean's letter (MSPE) are also required. A photograph and USMLE step 2 score is welcomed but not required.
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You will need to submit all materials via ERAS. Emailed and faxed applications will be set on fire.
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  EM/IM Rotation Schedule

Block Rotations by Level. Each Block is 4 Weeks.
EM/IM - 1
# OF BLOCKS
Orientation
1
Adult ED
2.5
Pediatric ED
1.5
Labor & Delivery
0.5
Medical Wards
3
Rheumatology
1
Trauma ED
0.5
Sono
0.5
MICU
1
Vacation
1
EM/IM - 2
# OF BLOCKS
Adult ED
2.5
Pediatric ED
1.5
Neonatal ICU
1
Surgical ICU
1
CCU
1
Neurology
1
Medical Wards
2
Vacation
1
Airway
0.5
Night Float
0.5
Renal
1
EM/IM - 3
# OF BLOCKS
Adult ED
3
Peds ED
1
Ultrasound
0.5
Orthopedics
0.5
EMS
0.5
MICU
1
Night Float
0.5
Medical Wards
3
Elective
1
Ambulatory Care
1
Vacation
1
EM/IM - 4
# OF BLOCKS
Adult & Peds ED
4
Research/ENT
0.5
Ultrasound
0.5
Toxicology
1
Elective
1.5
Medical Senior
0.5
MICU
1
Medical Wards
2
Consultation
1
Vacation
1
EM/IM - 5
# OF BLOCKS
Adult ED & Peds ED
4
MICU
1
Administrative
0.5
Internal Medicine Board Review
1
Elective
3
Medical Wards
2
Junior Hospitalist
0.5
Vacation
1

1 BLOCK = 4 WEEKS


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  Salary and Benefits

Resident salaries are shared between Kings County Hospital and our affiliated sites. Salaries may vary slightly by institution.
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Vacation: One Month Vacation annually (taken in 2 week blocks)
Insurance Benefits
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Dental Benefit
  • Health Insurance plus Major Medical (choice of several available plans)
  • Optical Benefit
  • Outpatient Psychiatric Benefit
  • Disability Insurance
  • Term Life Insurance
  • Childbirth Education Benefit
  • Supplemental Obstetrical Benefits
  • Social Work Assistance Benefit
  • Maternity/Disability Leave
  • Legal Services Benefit
  • Social Work Assistance Benefit
  • Smoking Cessation Benefit
  • Prescription Drug Benefit

Additional Services
  • A textbook stipend is provided to all interns
  • Residents can join a national EM organization at the Department's expense
  • Conference attendance expense reimbursement benefit for senior residents
  • Additional conference reimbursements when presenting at regional/national meetings/conferences
  • BLS/PALS/ACLS/ATLS courses and material provided
  • Student and Employee Health Service
  • Scrubs
  • On-campus banking facility
  • Off-campus housing locating assistance
  • On-campus Student Center athletic facilities (including gym, pool, sauna, weight room) and theater ticket service available at a modest annual fee

See the CIR benefits page.
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  EM/IM Alumni

Class Year 2010 Class Year 2009
Class Year 2008
Class Year 2007
Feras Khan, MD*
Andrew Miller, MD
Catherine Jamin, MD
Anne Yim, MD
Ethan Brandler, MD
Andre Holder, MD
Spencer Nabors, MD
David Wallace, MD*
Dennis Cardriche, MD
Christopher Dayton, MD
Haney Mallemat, MD*
Olufunmilayo Ogundele, MD
John O'Neill, MD
Rafi Israeli, MD
Claritza Rios, MD*
Holly Thompson, MD
*Denotes Chief Residents
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  Mini-Fellowships

Our mini-fellowship program allows residents to specialize, if they choose, in a sub-field within EM. This might include:
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Emergency Ultrasonography
Medical Education
Medical Simulation
Research
Clinical Administration
International Medicine

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or many others.
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The purpose of the mini-fellowship program is to allow a focus for the residents, and a structure for formal mentoring relationships. Participation in the mini-fellowship program is completely optional and open to all residents. Residents usually select a track at the beginning of the second year.
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