As a teaching hospital, Brookdale is dedicated to training new physicians.
Brookdale's House Staff is comprised of graduate doctors, physicians who already have their medical degrees and are receiving further training in a specialty. Residents are in the initial phase of postgraduate training, and fellows in the process of obtaining more advanced specialty training.
Patients who live in the Brookdale community gain yet another advantage by living near a teaching hospital. Most of Brookdale's graduating residents and fellows go into practice in our area, adding to the medical resources the community can draw on. And much of Brookdale's research focuses on the serious medical issues the community faces, such as heart disease, hypertension or breast cancer.
The Department of Medical Education is responsible for both Undergraduate Medical Education and Graduate Medical Education.
House Staff should be aware that Medical Education is responsible for the following Functions:
Prepares house staff contracts
Assists in obtaining visas and immigration paperwork
Coordinates payroll and other benefits including malpractice coverage.
Coordinates issuing of pagers, uniforms, parking and housing.
Conducts house staff orientation.
Maintains credential files, including1-9 forms, verifies residencies and employment, and completes licensure and other forms.
Coordinates mandatory certification courses.
Issues diplomas and conducts graduation ceremony.
Coordinates access to Hospital Information Systems.
Coordinates and tracks annual house staff evaluations.
Schedules conference rooms and classrooms.
Acts as house staff advocate, in conjunction with CIR.
Tracks compliance with Employee Health requirements.
Develops and maintains House Staff Manual.
Institutional Responsibilities relating to House Staff Education:
Coordinates and participates in all internal reviews.
Develops GME policies.
Assists in preparation for RRC visits.
Complete Institutional Review Document.
GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION (GME)
Purpose of Graduate Medical Education
The purpose of GME is to provide an organized educational program with guidance and supervision of the resident, facilitating the resident’s ethical, professional and personal development while ensuring safe and appropriate care for patients.
Department of Dental Medicine and Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery
Offers a one-year residency training program in General Practice Dentistry with an option for a second year, a two-year residency training program in Pediatric Dentistry, a four-year Oral Surgery residency and a Fellowship program in Oral Implantology.
The Department of Internal Medicine offers a three-year residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine and a one-year preliminary program for those going on to specialty training. Both programs are fully approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
Pediatrics The Department of Pediatrics offers a three-year residency in primary care pediatrics that meets all requirements for certification by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Psychiatry & Behavioral Health
The Department of Psychiatry offers a four-year General Psychiatry Residency Training Program and a two-year Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program, both fully approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. It also provides an in-depth psychiatric clerkship experience for students from a number of affiliated medical schools.
For medical students, the BUHMC service provides a unique opportunity to see a vast array of surgical diseases. The educational goals of the surgery clerkship are to provide the third and fourth year medical student with an exposure to common surgical problems in our diverse patient population, and the basic clinical decision-making skills that they can carry on into their future medical career. The medical center provides a great opportunity for students to learn surgery not only in the classroom but also in the operating room, the clinic and at the patients’ bedside.
Throughout the clinical clerkship, the students will learn about some of the common surgical problems, the appropriate diagnostic workup and management algorithms for these conditions. With our state of the art operating rooms, including the daVinci Surgical Robot System, and board certified surgeons, the students are able to learn the latest surgical technology and treatment for different surgical disorders.
The Department of Urology offers a fully accredited, 5 year training program in Urology. One year of training in general surgery is required for admission to the program.
The Clinical Laboratories recently moved into a completely updated facility, one
that is designed to accelerate test processing and expand the laboratories'
capabilities to treat the growing population of both primary care patients and
patients with chronic conditions.
Community Health Services
The Department of Community Health Services and Ambulatory Care is
responsible for the Ambulatory Care Center and six Brookdale Family Care
The Department of Dermatology is an integrated part of the residency training
program with SUNY-HSCB.
The Department of Emergency Medicine provides Attending and Resident
staffs with some of the most complex and stimulating experiences in medicine
and surgery. There is an integrated residency training program with
The Department of Family Medicine grants privileges to board-certified or
board-eligible family physicians who interact with house staff as preceptors.
The Department of Neurology utilizes an 18-bed neurology inpatient service,
electroencephalography, electromyography, computerized tomographic head and spine scanning, cerebral angiography, and myelography.
The Department of Orthopedic Surgery is responsible for the treatment of injuries and illnesses of the musculoskeletal system in all ages, and includes a division for sports medicine. There is an integrated residency training program with SUNY-HSCB.
The Department of Pathology is staffed by six full-time, board-certified pathologists and is accredited by the College of American Pathologists.
The Department of Pharmacy is an ACPE-accredited continuing pharmacy education provider. Two American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited pharmacy residency programs provide post-graduate pharmacy Education. The PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice and the PGY-2 Ambulatory Care residency programs each enroll 2 residents per year.
The Department of Radiation Oncology provides optimal clinical care for oncology patients requiring radiation therapy.
The Department of Radiology offers the complete range of diagnostic services and interventional radiographic procedures.
The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine provides consultative, therapeutic and specialized diagnostic services to patients throughout the medical center.
Applications for House Staff Positions
For Your Convenience
Brookdale provides night on-call rooms for house officers. The coffee shop in the main lobby is open 24 hours a day, and a five-story garage is physically linked to the hospital.
The Marie Smith Schwartz Medical Library contains an extensive collection of books and journals. The professionally staffed library also offers audiovisual materials, computer-aided instruction on a variety of clinical disorders, reference and bibliographic searches, both mediated and end-user on-line access to National Library of Medicine-MEDLAR databases, interlibrary loans, and photocopy services. Located on the main floor of the Samuel and Bertha Schulman Institute for Nursing and Rehabilitation, the library is open from 9am - 7pm Monday to Friday with 24 hour access for residents with photo ID.
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Research and Conferences
House officers are encouraged to participate in research and to attend meetings, conferences and board review courses with all expenses paid by the hospital. Individuals who attend these meetings report on them at staff conferences.
House officers receive four weeks vacation during each year of service to the hospital.
Full hospitalization and medical care benefits are provided to house staff and their immediate families. Brookdale University Hospital also provides major medical, dental and drug plans, and malpractice coverage, disability and life insurance.
VHHSBP Benefit Plan
Selection of Residents and Visiting Staff
Candidates for residencies and fellowships are selected on a competitive basis. Special preference in appointments to Attending staff is given to physicians who receive their house staff training at Brookdale.
Accreditations & Affiliations
The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center is:
Licensed to operate as a voluntary nonprofit hospital by the New York State Department of Health.
A major affiliate of the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn (SUNY-HSCB).
An affiliate of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.
An affiliate of the New York University College of Dentistry.
Accredited as a voluntary general hospital by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
Approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for postgraduate medical training.
A member of the Hospital Association of New York State and the Greater New York Hospital Association.
A participating hospital in the Health, Hospital and Planning Council of Southern New York Master Plan for Hospitals and Related Facilities.
A member of the United Hospital Fund of Greater New York.
Affiliated with Adelphi University, State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn and Long Island University, which offer Bachelor of Science and graduate degrees in Nursing.
Affiliated with Kingsborough Community College, which offers an Associate's degree program in Nursing.
Affiliated with the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences of Long Island University for the training of pharmacists.
A member of the Brooklyn Association of Mental Health.
Approved by The American Osteopathic Association for the training of interns.
Approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association for postgraduate training in General Practice and Pediatric Dentistry.
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