Winthrop Attracts Newest Medical Talent To Residency Program

Vol. 16, No. 2
Spring/Summer 2006

  • Winthrop Neurosurgeon Offers Patients Relief From Severe Chronic Pain With Neurostimulation

  • Bug Bite & Once Controversial Treatment Saves Father of Six

  • Winthrop's New Arthritis & Rheumatic Disease Center Offers State-Of-The-Art Treatment

  • Winthrop First NY Metro Hospital to Receive the ASA's Initial Performance Achievement Award

  • Fitness Program Gets Young Cancer Patients Back in the Game

  • Hagedorns' Extraordinary Gift Helps Make Miracles Grow Everyday

  • The Miracle Foundation Gives $50,000 in Support of Cancer Center for Kids

  • First Annual Mardi Gras Gala Benefits Cancer Education, Research and Support Services

  • Retired Bank Chairman's Exceptional Generosity Benefits Winthrop's Pediatric Facilities

  • A Smart Way to Give

  • Winthrop Attracts Newest Medical Talent To Residency Program

  • Gifts of Love for Winthrop's Littlest Patients

  • Cardiac Surgeon and Family Donate in Support of Heart Surgery Center Construction

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  • Medical academics play integral role in providing the most advanced medicine

    Residents and Medical Staff on rounds.
    For medical school students and academic medical centers across the nation, March is one of the most anticipated times of year. It is when 15,000 medical students out of more than 26,500 applicants are successfully "matched" to residency positions in U.S. teaching hospitals that will serve as their classroom for the next three to seven years

    Winthrop is one of nearly 300 teaching hospitals that train 80 percent of the U.S. medical residents. This year, the Hospital matched 46 medical school graduates to its Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Radiology and two Internal Medicine residency programs. Each program had a 100 percent match rate. Graduates from some of the New York Metropolitan area's most respected schools of medicine, including New York University, Mount Sinai, New York Medical College, and Stony Brook, upstate and downstate schools, will begin their training in July.

    "Most of the students who seek residencies at Winthrop have strong ties to the area," explained Daniel P. Walsh, President and CEO. "New York is one of the most competitive academic medical markets in the country. Offering the most sophisticated medical technology and specialized services in a warm and welcoming environment, Winthrop continues to attract a highly talented pool of graduates from the region."

    An Environment of Teaching

    Winthrop has been training physicians since World War II, and the Hospital's academic mission plays a pivotal role in its delivery of the highest quality care. Under national accreditation standards, Winthrop faculty are charged with mentoring residents in established competencies, including effective and compassionate patient care, medical knowledge and its application, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and the ability to navigate the health care system and marshal resources to provide optimal care. These abilities are monitored and evaluated on a daily basis.

    "The rigors of this environment raise the expectations we place on our medical staff," said John F. Aloia, MD, Winthrop's Chief Academic Officer, and the Associate Dean for the Stony Brook School of Medicine. "Physicians and health professionals who choose to work in a teaching hospital commit to keeping abreast on the most current medical knowledge and emerging scientific research."

    "Winthrop's academic initiatives necessitate the availability of the most up-to-date diagnostic and treatment protocols and ultimately play a significant role in our ability to provide the most comprehensive and sophisticated care to our patients," added Mr. Walsh.

    In addition to training 230 residents at any given time, Winthrop serves as a virtual classroom for students from the Stony Brook School of Medicine, as its primary teaching affiliate in Nassau. The Hospital's 200 full-time faculty members, as well as a number of its voluntary medical staff, hold faculty appointments at Stony Brook.

    Dr. Aloia continued, "The open discourse between physician teachers and their students is a vital component of physician training. Our faculty encourages their students to question the accepted assumptions in medicine. After all, this is the setting in which so many medical advances have been born."

    Hospitals arguably offer the most dynamic learning environment. At Winthrop, the classroom extends through the auditoriums in the New Life Conference Center, the many basic science laboratories, Clinical Research Center, comprehensive Hollis Health Sciences Library and even to the patient's bedside. These resources not only promote activities of scientific discovery among faculty and residents, but will ultimately sustain Winthrop's clinical excellence now and well into the future.

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