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Internal Medicine Residency Research

NYU Winthrop Hospital offers exceptional research opportunities. Internal Medicine Faculty and Residents have been highly productive, with many publications and national presentations. Residents have presented their work at national meetings such as the American College of Physicians (ACP), the American Thoracic Society (ATS), American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), American Academy of Allergy & Immunology (AAAI), and the American Society of Hematology (ASH).

NYU Winthrop Research and Academic Center

Basic Science and Clinical Research opportunities are readily available through each of the divisions of the Department of Medicine, as well as in the other departments of NYU Winthrop Hospital. Nationally recognized and funded basic science and clinical research programs are ongoing in each of the divisions of the Department of Medicine. In addition, residents participate in electives at the National Institute of Health (NIH) and are engaged in research projects at the Cold Spring Harbor Research Laboratory. Our clinical and academic affiliations further add to the wealth of research opportunities. Residents can perform basic laboratory, clinical, quality improvement, and other types of research in a longitudinal manner, particularly on ambulatory clinic weeks and dedicated research months. All residents have opportunities for research built into their 6+2 schedule. During their 2 weeks of ambulatory, residents are encouraged to use their half days to pursue their research projects. Also, there is a research track for those who are interested.

Internal Medicine residents participate in a series of research workshops that include topics such as Critical Appraisal of the Literature, Statistics and Study Design. These skills are then applied to the residents' own research projects, as well as during Journal Club, Morning Report, and other conferences.

Annual House Staff Research Day

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internal medicine research

NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Annual House Staff Research Day provides a wonderful opportunity for residents to present their scholarly work. Research Day is a spectacular event, with a keynote speaker, over 100 poster presentations and invited platform presentations. Research Faculty award prizes to the most exceptional work in several categories.

Research Immersion Track

Residents who qualify for this track will have a tailored schedule during their second year.

Goals

  • To support the professional aspirations of residents interested in research careers.
  • To foster resident-initiated research projects, culminating in presentation at a national meeting, followed by publication.
  • To provide advanced didactic instruction on evidence-based medicine, biostatistics and research design.

Immersion Track Program Highlights

Residents who are accepted into the program will be scheduled for 8 weeks of protected research time that will be drawn from elective time in their second year.

Their other clinical rotations will be identical to those of the other categorical residents, and at graduation, they will meet all the regular requirements for board eligibility.

Mentoring

Upon acceptance into the program, residents will be assigned a mentor from the Immersion Track Review Committee, who will meet with them periodically during the course of their residency and weekly throughout the 2-month Immersion period.  The residents will also be required to have a faculty supervisor, who signs off on the Immersion track supervisory statement, acknowledging intent to also meet with the resident weekly during the immersion period, and to take responsibility for guiding the resident to produce scholarship worthy of publication or presentation at a national meeting.

Application Process

Applications will be accepted January 1 through April 1 of the PGY-1 year, and acceptance into the program will be announced in the beginning to middle of May.

The application process will include identification of a suitable supervisor who will sign off on the immersion track supervisory statement, development of an idea for a project, and submission of a brief outline of the research plan.

Applicants must submit

  • Curriculum vitae (1-2 pages)
  • Description of the proposed. (1 page)
  • Personal statement (1-2 pages)
  • Bio of the research supervisor, with a copy of the signed Immersion Track Supervisory Statement. (1 page)

Selection Process

Candidates will be selected by the Immersion Track Review Committee, and notified by the beginning to middle of May. The program is highly selective, and only 1-3 residents per year will be accepted. Preference will be given to candidates who have previously participated in research and excelled in their clinical rotations. In addition, candidates must possess a desire to become clinical or basic researchers, have a well-planned research project in mind that will maximally utilize the two-month time frame, and apply in partnership with a supervisor that has a proven track record in research supervision. Applicants who already have IRB approval will be given preference during the selection process.

Expectations for Chosen Applicants

Once chosen, residents will work with their mentor and faculty supervisor to begin to prepare for their research rotation so that all the necessary requirements (IRB approval, research safety requirements, etc.) are completed before the start of PGY2. By the end of their PGY2 year residents are expected to complete a clinical or basic science research project and to submit an abstract to a major national conference.

Contact Information

Interested applicants should submit their application by emailing Dr. Jonah Feldman.