Staff and Alumni Association Programs and Services
The Staff and Alumni Association provides programs, services, and support to the medical staff and alumni of Montefiore Medical Center. Most programs offer discounted fees to current (i.e., dues-paying members) of the Association. A Career Night program is offered free of charge to all house officers.
Programs Offered on a Regular Basis
House Staff Career Night
An annual program is offered each fall to assist house officers with making the transition from residency to practice. Topics include: the current marketplace for physicians, job search strategies and interviewing skills, how to write an effective C.V., legal issues for the newly established physician, and practice opportunities through Montefiore Medical Center. An informal buffet dinner is offered after the program.
These informal receptions are usually scheduled at medical conferences most frequented by Montefiore staff and alumni. Sometimes co-sponsored with departments in the medical center, alumni who reside in the area are always welcome to attend.
Dinner Dance and Awards Night
This is our annual premier social event for medical center staff and alumni held in the spring. Attended by 300 physicians and their guests, as well as members of the senior management of the medical center, it is an opportunity to interact with colleagues, renew friendships and honor our own. Awards are presented to Staff and Alumni Honorees, Outstanding House Officers and the Moses Prize Winners.
A biennial conference is presented on a topic with broad-based appeal to members of the medical community. Members of the Association may register at a discounted fee. CME credit is provided by the Office of Continuing Medical Education of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Memorial Portrait Project
In May 1999, the Association established the Memorial Portrait Fund (MPF) to commission portraits of esteemed Montefiore physicians who have made significant contributions to their field of medicine and have brought distinction to the medical center. The initial choices were Drs. Harold Rikfin and Ira Rubin. Additional portraits have been commissioned to honor Drs. Harold Jacobson, Mark Markham, George Robinson and Theodore Spaet. All have been displayed in the Medical Library of the Tishman Learning Center.
Additional Benefits to Members
Published biannually, our newsletter contains articles about programs, events and Montefiore history of special interest to the staff and alumni. Regular features include a message from the President of the Association, a Newsbriefs column, and an In Memoriam section. Members are encouraged to send letters, articles and news to be shared with colleagues. A subscription to the newsletter is included with Staff and Alumni membership.
Emergency Loan Fund
Loans are made available to house staff and to members of the Association who are in need of short-term emergency funds. Loans are usually limited to $1, 000 and must be repaid within a year. Interest rates are keyed to the prime rate.
For members of the Association, attractive group rates are offered for Disability and Life Insurance through Sidney A. Sass Associates, Inc. Additional plans include Office Overhead, Hospital Cash Plan, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment.
Additional Funds and Services
The Association are provided annual support to the Health Sciences Library of the Tishman Learning Center, the Harry M. Zimmerman, MD, Archives and the Family Learning Place of The Children’s Hospital. Donations may be made with payment of annual dues or anytime during the year