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Social Environment


One of the central goals of the program is to create an atmosphere where various cultural and ethnic differences among patients, staff, and housestaff are not only recognized, but respected, understood and embraced. The diversity of the peoples with which residents will interact is an unparalleled opportunity for learning.

Residents participate in the care of a diverse group of patients and have the opportunity to work with colleagues from many backgrounds. Our residents are women and men, members of under-represented minority groups as well as a variety of ethnic backgrounds.

Social Life

Social events enhance the camaraderie of the housestaff and faculty and include:

  • Annual Housestaff Picnic
  • December Holiday Party
  • Black Tie Graduation Gala
  • Weekly Sports Activities (softball, football, basketball, soccer)
  • End of Year Block Party
  • Annual Housestaff Retreats
  • Halloween Party

Housestaff take advantage of the convenient LIRR access to NYC available right from the hospital site, to enjoy the myriad of cultural, social, and professional activities in New York City. Additionally, NYU Winthrop's location in central Nassau County allows easy access to the southshore beaches and the Hamptons.

Life on LI

The longest and largest island in the contiguous United States, Long Island stretches over 100 miles from New York City to Montauk Point. From its scenic Atlantic Ocean beaches to the quaint towns on its North Shore, Long Island has something for everyone.

A celebrated summer vacation spot, Long Island offers seasonal beauty, professional sports events, art museums and galleries, and fabulous cuisine. NYU Winthrop is a short trip to Manhattan where you can enjoy world class dining, museums and endless cultural opportunities.

Beaches include: Jones Beach, Fire Island, Robert Moses State Park, the Hamptons, and Montauk Point.

Professional Sports


New York Yankees

New York Mets

Long Island Ducks

Brooklyn Cyclones


New York Giants

New York Jets


New York Knicks


New York Rangers

New York Islanders


Long Island Lizards


Americana Manhasset
Roosevelt Field Mall
Tanger Outlet Mall

The Arts

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Guggenheim Museum
The Museum of Modern Art
American Museum of Natural History
American Folk Art Museum
Whitney Museum of American Art
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Broadway and Off-Broadway Shows