SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Department of Otolaryngology
Maimonides Medical Center
A 705-bed hospital, Maimonides Medical Center is the third largest independent teaching hospital nationally in the size of its training programs, providing a full range of inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical care. Maimonides sponsors 19 residency training programs and three SUNY-HSCB integrated programs with close to 400 residents and fellows. With over 40% of its residents in primary care positions, Maimonides continues to strive to meet the demand for generalist physicians. It has recently been accredited for its Primary Care Medicine Residency Program. Through intensive recruitment, it has recently added five full time primary care faculty. A Certificate of Need has been obtained for a primary care facility in Borough Park to provide care to an underserved community of Russian immigrants, and the Medical Center is in the process of making curriculum changes in Medicine, Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology to reflect an increased focus on primary care training.