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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 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Department of Community Health Services and Ambulatory Care is responsible for the Ambulatory Care Center and six Brookdale Family Care Centers.
The Department of Dermatology is an integrated part of the residency training program with SUNY-HSCB.
As a teaching hospital, the core faculty and attending physicians at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center are dedicated to training the next generation of Emergency Physicians. We are a three-year ACGME accredited Emergency Medicine residency program in a NYS Trauma, Stroke and STEMI Center located in the heart of Brooklyn, NY. Our Emergency Department also serves the pediatric population and we are equipped with all on-site specialties. We are staffed by board certified physicians and a team of trained nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and patient care technicians. Our Emergency Medicine didactics consist of M&M presentations, lectures, small group case-based sessions, Journal Club, Simulation, written and oral board review, along with attendance at local/regional conferences. For more information regarding the residency, please visit the program's homepage here.
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.
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