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Forest Hills Internal Medicine Elective

The objective of this elective is to offer the student a broad educational experience in clinical medicine in a structured program of enhanced responsibility with close support from the faculty and sponsors. Students are an important part of the health care team, and they are expected to actively participate in all aspects of care of patients, including order writing, making decisions about testing and management, performing indicated procedures and communication with patients and their families. The student is expected to participate in all house staff activities, including director rounds, work and attending rounds, grand rounds, mortality conference, ECG and x-ray conference, as well as daily (noon) core curriculum conferences.

In addition to reviewing pertinent articles related to the students' patients, the sponsors offer sessions to discuss a modified core curriculum of internal medicine. Students are assigned to a house staff team to share an intern slot on a floor in the Department of Medicine. Students work closely with and are supervised by their second-year resident and teaching attending. When on call, they alternate admission with the intern on their team. Service size will be closely monitored and will not exceed five patients. The rotation is designed to offer students maximum flexibility in designing their own clinical experience. Two half-day ambulatory sessions per week are also incorporated. These may include general medical clinic, a practitioner's office.

All telephone inquiries concerning the specifics of this rotation are welcome.

Department Contact

Elena DeMayo
Office of Clinical Education
Phone: (516) 686-3923
Fax: (516) 686-3901
E-mail: edemayo@nyit.edu

Doreen Meinberg, MPS
MS IV Educational Coordinator
Phone: (516) 686-3982
Fax: (516) 686-3833
E-mail: dmeinber@nyit.edu

Adrienne Lawrence
Clerkship Coordinator
Forest Hills Hospital
Phone: (718) 830-4358
E-mail:  alawrence2@nshs.edu


Shashi Patel, MD, FCCP
Medical Director
Chairman, Internal Medicine
Mohammad Sheikhai, MD
Residency Program Director
Rajesh Sriraman, MD
Assoc. Program Director
Chief, Critical Care Unit
Sergio Martinez, MD
Assoc. Program Director
Mark Goldberg, MD
Assoc. Program Director
Eboni Rivera
Residency Program Coordinator
Carmen Valencia
Administrative Support, Medicine
Gina Day, MD
Division Chief, Cardiology
Jeffery Horwitz, DO
Division Chief, Emergency Department
Kalpana Reddy, MD
Chief, Endocrinology
Prithwijit Basu, MD
Chief, Gastroenterology
Avram Abramowitz, MD
Chief, Hematology/Oncology
Dayanand Huded, MD
Chief, Nephrology
Suman Reejsinghani, MD
Chief, Neurology
Shama Rasool, MD
Chief, Psychiatry


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