PGY – 1
Inpatient Family Medicine8weeks
Adult Inpatient Internal Medicine8 weeks
Inpatient Pediatrics8 weeks
Obstetrics4 weeks
Ambulatory GYN4 weeks
Ambulatory Pediatrics4 weeks
Orthopedics4 weeks
Adult ER4 weeks
Radiology2 weeks
Health Environment, Advocacy and Leadership (HEAL)2 weeks
Vacation4 weeks
PGY – 2
Adult Inpatient Medicine8 weeks
Inpatient Pediatrics4 weeks
Obstetrics4 weeks
Surgery4 weeks
MICU4 weeks
Palliative Care4 weeks
Community Medicine4 weeks
Pediatrics ER4 weeks
Geriatrics4 weeks
Sports Medicine4 weeks
Inpatient Family Medicine4 weeks
Vacation4 weeks
PGY – 3
Inpatient Family Medicine6 weeks
Cardiology4 weeks
Adult ER4 weeks
Psychiatry4 weeks
Adolescent Medicine4 weeks
Surgical Subspecialties4 weeks
FMC/Urgent Care4 weeks
Management of Health Systems2 weeks
Elective12 weeks
Healthcare Environment, Advocacy and Leadership (HEAL)4 weeks
Vacation4 weeks

Longitudinal Curricular Experiences

A creative interplay of didactics, audio visuals, and computer-assisted learning models support the attending-resident educational relationship. Residents are also involved in supervised, structured medical presentations, journal clubs, board reviews and practical workshops designed to enhance their training experience. Research activities are required in order to promote a spirit of inquiry and objectivity. It is our belief that this educational format will produce family physicians capable of exercising clear judgment in the care of their patients. This, we hope, will serve as the foundation upon which our residents navigate the continuously changing course of medical practice. Our curriculum encompasses all areas of Family Medicine. The clinical component consists of four week block rotations and longitudinal experiences. Throughout this three year experience, resident physicians return to the Family Practice Center to care for their panel of patients and their families:

  • PGY 1: 1 to 3 sessions weekly
  • PGY 2: 2 to 4 sessions weekly
  • PGY 3: 3 to 8 sessions weekly


Residents follow a panel of patients in Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Nursing Home under the supervision of Family Medicine faculty and also follow patients longitudinally on home visits. During their geriatric rotation, residents work with geriatricians in a variety of settings including the hospital, the office,  at an assisted living facility and in the nursing home to gain additional experience managing older patients.

Global Health

Our program proudly supports faculty with special interests in travel and international medicine. Residents are given the opportunity to participate in international medicine experiences to underserved areas on an elective basis.

Biopsychosocial Care

The residency program emphasizes an approach to healthcare that integrates behavioral and psychiatric issues with biological factors by identifying psychosocial risks and applying it to the health of our patient population. Psychosocial factors are considered in the daily comprehensive care of the pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric Family Medicine patient.

Sports Medicine

In addition to a block rotation, sports medicine is a longitudinal experience as well. Residents conduct weekly sports medicine clinics and work with physicians at two local high schools, Archbishop Molloy and Christ the King High School. Experiences include pre-participation sports examination as well as treatment of common athletic injuries and game event coverage.

Our osteopathic residents conduct OMT clinics where they learn to manually treat all types of musculoskeletal dysfunctions. There are also bi-monthly workshops where topics in musculoskeletal anatomy, biomechanics, OMT techniques, and interesting patient cases are reviewed. All residents, faculty, and medical students are welcome to attend any workshop meeting or educational experience.

Palliative Care

Jamaica Hospital boasts a Palliative Care Consultation Program and a fellowship in Palliative Medicine through the Department of Family Medicine. Residents are afforded the opportunity to work with the interdisciplinary team and care for patients and families coping with advanced chronic life limiting illnesses through both a block rotation and longitudinally.

The curriculum includes pain and symptom management, prognostication, establishing goals of care and discussing advanced directives. It also addresses how to conduct family conferences, the psychosocial aspects of chronic illness, and grief and bereavement counseling.

This experience provides our residents with the necessary knowledge and skills to care for their patients throughout the life cycle.