Noon Conference

  • 2 days/week and tailored to cover all major topics detailed in the ABIM blueprint in lecture format
  • 1 day/week dedicated to MKSAP ABIM board question reviews
  • Divided into systems and topics are presented by faculty from the relevant specialty
  • Video conferenced across all sites and available on ONEDRIVE for self-study
  • Monthly quiz based on topics covered

Morning Report

  • 3 days/week while inpatient and is site specific
  • Facilitated by a chief resident and faculty
  • Covers inpatient cases with high-yield teaching points presented by interns or residents
  • 1 morning report/week at University Hospital Brooklyn dedicated to a Wellness Curriculum

Weekly Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

  • Presented by both local and external experts in their fields

Monthly Morbidity & Mortality Conference

  • Debriefing and discussion of key learning points on challenging cases.

Weekly Evidence Based Medicine Sessions/Journal Club

  • Occur in both the inpatient and outpatient settings discussing key approaches to understanding medical literature through review of current relevant medical articles

Simulation Lab

  • These are located at each of our facilities and allow for simulation of procedures and code scenarios

Academic Half-Days

  • UHB: there are 2 academic half days per week while on ambulatory blocks. Consisting of:
  • Dedicated ultrasound curriculum
  • High yield board review including MKSAP questions.
  • Journal club
  • Procedure Simulation
  • Health+ Curriculum
  • The Clinic also has its own butterfly and iPAD to help facilitate the residents refining their ultrasound skills.
  • VA: occur weekly for residents on their Ambulatory block. Consisting of:
  • Core topics presented by residents
  • Ultrasound Curriculum- covering fundamental point of care exams
  • Journal Club
  • Health+ Curriculum

Ultrasound Curriculum

  • Done while on ambulatory blocks at all sites
  • Training is live and simulation based
  • The POCUS lessons in the outpatient settings are longitudinal going systematically through each organ throughout the year
  • Covers key concepts of ultrasonography
  • Aims to develop proficiency in practical application of bedside ultrasonography

Simulation Curriculum

  • Done while on ambulatory blocks at all sites
  • Training is live and small group and simulation based

Health+ Curriculum

  • Done while on ambulatory blocks at all sites
  • Training is in small group and lecture format
  • Educational goals consist of providing residents with knowledge outside of the pathophysiological disease scope to prepare residents for a more biopsychosocial approach to the patient
    • Topics include, but are not limited to: Personal Financial Success, Healthcare inequities, Resident Wellness, Physician Empathy, LGBTQIA Healthcare, Medical Religion and Humanities, Advancement in Medical Technology

Board Preparation Course

  • Available to all PGY3 residents

Educational Resources available to all Categorical residents

  • NEJM Knowledge Plus - website:
  • MKSAP 19 for all Categorical Residents for ABIM Board Question Review
  • University of John’s Hopkins Modules
  • Uptodate
  • AMA subscription including JAMA
  • Access to Access Medicine while on the hospital network
  • SPSS (statistical software)
  • Access to the school of Medicine’s Medical library
  • Assigned to one site for all 3 years for continuity clinic (Primary care clinic)
  • Sites include: Downstate, VA, UHB STAR (HIV Primary care)
  • Exposure to an extremely diverse population and various subspecialty clinics for a well-rounded education
  • Subspecialty clinics also provide avenues for early identification of areas of Fellowship interest and networking opportunities
  • Experience with a great longitudinal curriculum which includes outpatient didactics with integrated USS curriculum