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The Saint Joseph’s Family Medicine Residency Program has provided service to the people of Yonkers for more than 40 years. We feel a deep commitment to this inner-city community and its diverse population. The core of our educational program provides all residents with a range of competencies and skills to practice effectively in a multi-cultural healthcare system. The flexibility that is built into the program encourages residents to pursue their own professional practice goals and personal interests. All faculty are active advisors of the residents and promote self-directed learning and professional identity formation. Residents are integrated into all functions of the residency program including recruitment, curricula development, evaluation, scholarly activities and healthcare administration. The Saint Joseph’s Family Medicine Residency Program is the only primary care residency program housed in Saint Joseph’s Medical Center. Our ambulatory care of patients is provided in our Family Health Center that provides over 30,000 patient visits annually. 

Our Curriculum prepares Family Medicine physicians who are reliable and competent to provide comprehensive care for patients presenting with a wide range of concerns. Rotations are scheduled in a block system and vary according to year (see below). Our curriculum is designed to incorporate the ACGME developmentally-based family medicine specific-attributes that residents are expected to demonstrate as they progress through the program and include six core competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Professionalism, Practice Based Learning and Improvement; Systems-Based Practice; and Interpersonal Communication. In addition to the rotations, the program offers, a two week Community Medicine Rotation (PGY 1); an Outpatient Psychiatry Rotation at our comprehensive psychiatric center: St. Vincent’s (PGY 2); and a range of in-house elective opportunities. Daily didactic presentations include Board review, Core Curriculum presentations, Journal Club, and patient round presentations by residents. A longitudinal behavioral medicine curriculum is inclusive of Resident Well-Being monthly conferences.   

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   ROTATION    LENGTH
 PGY 1  Family Medicine Service    5 weeks
   Teaching Medicine Service    10 weeks
   Surgery    2 weeks
   Behavioral Health    1 week
   Night Float (2 weeks/2 weeks/1 week)    5 weeks
   Family Medical Center/Intensive Care Unit    1 week
   Pediatrics (Inpatient)    5 weeks
   Gynecology    5 weeks
   Geriatrics    4 weeks
   Obstetrics    5 weeks
   Community Medicine    2 weeks
   Pediatrics (Well Baby)    3 weeks
   Vacation    4 Weeks
 PGY 2      
   Family Medicine Service    5 weeks
   Psychiatry (Outpatient)    5 weeks
   Obstetrics    2 weeks
   Orthopedics    2 weeks
   Surgery (Ambulatory)    3 weeks
   Emergency Medicine    5 weeks
   Pediatric Emergency Medicine    4 weeks
   Electives (2) 2 weeks (In-house)    4 weeks
   Population Health    2 weeks
   (Pediatrics) Ambulatory    2 weeks
   ICU Days (2 weeks/3 weeks)    5 weeks
   ICU Nights (2 weeks/2 weeks/1 week)    5 weeks
   Family Medicine (Outpatient)    1 week
   Radiology    1 week
   Intersession (Community Medicine-PGY 1s)    2 weeks
   Vacation    4 weeks
 PGY 3      
   Teaching Medicine Service    5 weeks
   Emergency Medicine    5 weeks
   Obstetrics    3 weeks
   Orthopedics    4 weeks
   Night Float (2 weeks/2 weeks/1 week)    5 weeks
   Pediatrics (Ambulatory)    6 weeks
   Sports Medicine    4 weeks
   Family Medicine Center Chief    4 weeks
   Surgical Specialties (ENT/URO)    2 weeks
   Electives (2) 2 weeks (In-house)    4 weeks
  Elective-Away    4 weeks
   Intersession (Community Medicine-PGY 1s)    2 weeks
   Vacation    4 weeks