Family Medicine Residency Program

About us

The Westchester General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program provides three years of postgraduate training following graduation from an accredited School of Medicine. Our Family Medicine Residency Program is designed to offer comprehensive training in Family Medicine providing the Resident-Physician with all the educational requirements necessary to qualify for board certification in Family Medicine via the examination provided by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and /or American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP).

This program is approved for 6 residents per year for a total of 18 residents.  Our unopposed Family Medicine Residency Program offers its residents the opportunity to experience the breadth of medicine from labor and delivery to end of life care. This program includes training and development that fosters qualities of leadership and intellectual integrity with a special emphasis on appreciation of the extraordinary human contact between osteopathic/allopathic family physician and her/his patients.

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Admission Criteria

  • Graduate of a School of Medicine in the United States or Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Graduate Medical Education (LCME).
  • Graduate of a College of Osteopathic Medicine in the United States accredited by the AOA.
  • Graduate of a School of Medicine outside of the United States or Canada who meets one of the following qualifications:
  • Has received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) prior to appointment, and/or
  • Has a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. licensing jurisdiction.
  • Graduates of a medical school outside the United States who have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.
  • Please refer to the policies regarding criteria for selection, eligibility and graduation.

Meet the residents

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Meet the faculty

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Curriculum

The residency curriculum is set up in 12 one-month rotations.

First Year

  • Inpatient Medicine – 3 months
  • Geriatrics – 1 month
  • Night Float – 2 months
  • Surgery – 1 month
  • Gynecology – 1 month
  • Obstetrics – 1 month
  • Outpatient pediatrics – 1 month
  • NICU – 1 month
  • Elective – 1 month

Second Year

  • Inpatient Medicine – 3 months
  • Emergency Medicine – 1 month
  • Night Float – 1 month
  • Behavioral Health – 1 month
  • Outpatient pediatrics – 1 month
  • Pediatrics ER – 1 month
  • Obstetrics – 1 month
  • Elective – 1 month
  • Inpatient pediatrics – 1 month
  • Ortho Surgery/Pain – 1 month

Third Year

  • Inpatient Medicine – 3 months
  • Night Float – 1 month
  • Inpatient Pediatrics – 1 month
  • GI/ENT – 1 month
  • Obstetrics – 1 month
  • Sports Medicine – 1 month
  • Cardio/Community Medicine – 1 month
  • Pediatrics ER – 1 month
  • Elective – 2 months

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Also through its committed leadership, this program has achieved accreditation by ACGME and continues to thrive to deliver the best learning environment to their trainees so they can develop the knowledge, skills, sensitivity and attitude needed to successfully deliver a personal, longitudinal and comprehensive osteopathic/allopathic care to all individuals in our communities.

Benefits

Salary:

  • PGY-1 $ 43,000
  • PGY-2 $ 45,000
  • PGY-3 $ 47,000

CME’s and Educational Materials:

  • $ 1,000 per year

Examinations:

  • COMLEX Level 3 or USMLE Step 3 Reimbursement (after passing)

Memberships:

  • American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
  • Florida Osteopathic Medical Association

Vacations:

  • 20 days including PTO, CME, and conferences.
  • 4 sick days.

GME Resources:

Free access to GME areas, main office, conference rooms, and call rooms.

Library:

  • Medical libraries via web provided by LECOM.

Medical Insurance:

  • Health Insurance starting on the day that training begins.

Dental Insurance:

  • Employee/Family plans provided at a reduce rate.

Life Insurance:

  • Life insurance is provided at no cost for Resident-Physician in the amount of $10,000.

Medical Malpractice, Liability

  • Malpractice coverage is provided for all Resident-Physicians performing the scope of their duties. Liability coverage includes legal defense and protection against awards from claims reported or filed after the completion of the program(s) if the alleged acts or omissions of the Resident-Physician are within the scope of the program(s).

Meals:

  • Resident-Physicians are provided meals while on duty at the institution (breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the cafeteria) Resident-Physicians will also be provided food and drinks while on call.

On-call Rooms will be provided for Resident-Physicians scheduled to be on-call.