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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

AS A FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENT…

How many other residents train at Saint Joseph's?
The Saint Joseph’s Family Medicine Residency Program is the only primary care residency in the medical center and works closely with all parts of the medical center. Saint Joseph’s does have a small Podiatry Residency program specializing in surgery of the foot and ankle. 

How large is the residency program?
Our three year residency program consists of 10 residents in each year for a total of 30 residents.

What scholarly activities are available?

All residents are required to develop and implement a scholarly activity that may include a performance improvement project or study during their time in the program. This may be done in collaboration with colleagues /faculty and is reviewed by the SJMC Institutional Review Broad (IRB).  Residents are given the opportunity to present their work at the NYMC Family and Community Medicine Research Day and in various other forums. 

What is life like outside of residency?

The City of Yonkers is rich with diverse cultures and many fine dining options. Yonkers is located in Westchester County, which is home to many recreational parks great for hiking, biking, kayaking, sailing or even just a relaxing day spent enjoying nature.  There are many historical attractions, amusement parks, and seasonal activities for the whole family to enjoy. Not to mention Yonkers is just minutes north of NYC. 

Are residents permitted to moonlight?

While SJMC does not necessarily have moonlighting opportunities to offer residents, the program will allow “licensed PGY 2/3 residents” to moonlight after obtaining approval from the Program Director.