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Office of Graduate Medical Education

About the GME Handbook

GME Handbook

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8th Edition, 2010-2012

This Handbook brings together information on Graduate Medical Education (GME) that will be useful to residents and others interested in advanced training and research in medicine at the SUNY Downstate and its affiliate hospitals.

It is important to remember that while every SUNY Downstate resident is appointed in each year of their residency to a particular affiliate hospital, their "pay source", all residents are also appointed to a specific University program, and all residents rotate to at least two affiliates, and often to as many as four or five.

SECTION I, GME POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:

Academic grievance and due process procedures, applicable New York State Laws and Regulations, University polices and procedures, etc., and an alphabetical listing of general information of interest to all SUNY Downstate residents.

SECTION II, GENERAL INFORMATION:

Applicable to all residents regardless of pay source

SECTION III, GME PROGRAMS:

An alphabetical listing of all SUNY Downstate GME Programs that provides information about each program, including special requirements, areas of special strength, etc. All SUNY Downstate GME Programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). A full account of official program requirements for every program is published each year by the American Medical Association in the Graduate Medical Education Directory, the so-called "Green Book". The Directory can be found on the World Wide Web: http://www.aamc.org or via a link through the SUNY Downstate Web Page.

SECTION IV, AFFILIATE HOSPITALS:

An alphabetical listing of all affiliate hospitals that participate in SUNY Downstate GME Programs. Each listing provides information useful to residents appointed to that affiliate (pay source), as well as to those who are assigned rotations there. Residents' salary and benefits packages are funded and administered by their pay source affiliate hospital. Residents are encouraged to also consult Affiliate Resident/Housestaff Manuals or Handbooks published separately by many Affiliates.