Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

Medical Education

Internal Medicine Residency Program


Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Residency Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The program has 57 resident positions and they are all categorical.

Residency training at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center is an educational experience, in a congenial and nurturing environment, that emphasizes high standards of ethics and professionalism. Residents are expected to be caring, competent, ethical, intellectually curious, and passionate about medicine. They will be prepared for successful continuation in a fellowship training program or to otherwise enter into a career in General Internal Medicine. This is accomplished by involvement in rigorous scholarly activities and by demonstrating skill in all aspects of clinical practice.

Internal Medicine Rotation Typical Schedule

During each year of training, the house officer assumes more and more responsibility for direct patient care. We currently have a 3 +1 rotation schedule (3 weeks of inpatient + 1 week of ambulatory/outpatient) during each academic year.

Post Graduate Year




  • General Medicine floor rotations

  • Ambulatory Medicine/clinics

  • Night Float

  • Vacation

    • 30 weeks

    • 12 weeks

    • 6 weeks

    • 4 weeks


    • General Medicine floor rotations: 8 weeks

    • Ambulatory Medicine/clinics : 15 weeks

    • Emergency Medicine rotation: 3 weeks

    • Night Float :2 weeks

    • Critical Care Units: 20 weeks, divided among the ICU and CCU.

    • Vacation : 4 weeks

    • 8 weeks

    • 15 weeks

    • 3 weeks

    • 2 weeks

    • 20 weeks

    • 4 weeks


    (Supervision, Resident Teaching, Service Consultation)

    • General Medicine floor rotations

    • Ambulatory Medicine/ clinics

    • Electives

    • Cardiac Cath rotation at Interfaith Medical Center

    • Night float

    • Neurology

    • Geriatrics

    • Critical Care Unit

    • Vacation

    • 10 weeks

    • 17 weeks

    • 4 weeks

    • 2 weeks

    • 6 weeks

    • 3 weeks

    • 3 weeks

    • 3 weeks

    • 4 weeks


    *Note: The current rotation and coverage schedules are subject to change in accordance with Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education's (ACGME) new policies and regulations regarding resident duty hours.


    Residents are entitled to four weeks of vacation per academic year.

    Didactic Curriculum

    The curriculum includes didactic lectures, faculty presentations, case studies, journal club, online courses and a "board review by faculty". The curriculum repeats itself on an annual basis. Residents also have the opportunity to teach medical students rotating through the department.

    Research and Quality Improvement in Department of Medicine

    The program places a strong emphasis on research and quality improvement in the Department of medicine and all residents are required to participate in a QI project during their residency.

    Residents receive training in Quality Improvement methodology through their didactic curriculum, online courses and the completion of mentored projects in various aspects of medicine. They attend departmental and hospital quality improvement meetings and participate in patient safety rounds.

    Professional Development

    Residents receive personalized attention to their professional development through a mentored approach and individualized career counseling.

    The program has an excellent record of placement of its graduates in fellowship programs in the following Sub-Specialties of Medicine: Nephrology, Infectious Disease, Hematology-Oncology, Endocrinology, and Geriatrics.

    Salary and Benefits

    The program offers a highly-competitive salary and benefit package that includes funding for books, a meal allowance, and on-site reduced rate parking. Senior residents also receive financial support for Internal Medicine Board Review courses. In addition, residents attend other national meetings to present their research and quality improvement projects.

    Program Requirements for Graduation:

    • Residents must demonstrate successful academic progress.
    • Completion of scholarly work and a quality improvement project.
    • Completion of online course work in medicine, quality improvement, research methodology, and communication skills.

    Information for Residency Applicants:

    • Prospective applicants must have a minimum board score average of 225 on USMLE Step 1, Step 2 and have passed these examinations on the first attempt.

    • Prospective applicants apply through ERAS.
    • Application deadline: November 15
    • The program does not sponsor any visas.

    Residency Program Director: Dr. Rajat Mukherji

    Residency Associate Program Directors: Dr. Jigar Patel & Dr. Neil Pasco

    Residency Program Coordinator: Ms. Beverly Noel

    Interim Chairman, Department of Medicine Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center: Dr. Sibte Burney

    For more information, please contact: Ms. Beverly Noel at 718-604-5401.

    Meet Our Current Residents

    PGY-3 Residents

    PGY-2 Residents

    PGY-1 Residents