Wakefield Internal Medicine Residency Program
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Wakefield Internal Medicine Residency Program

Program Overview

The Wakefield Campus of Montefiore Medical Center provides inpatient and outpatient primary and consultative care for communities of the Bronx. In an academic environment, primary care training is offered in internal medicine and several of its subspecialties. The residency program in internal medicine is linked to a community rich in ethnic and socioeconomic diversity.

The philosophy of the training program is to present a highly organized and closely supervised education program. The guiding teaching methodology is the integration of didactic subject matter into the daily delivery of inpatient and ambulatory healthcare to patients. The program's goal is to produce high-quality graduates who will provide compassionate and humanistic care to patients in academic or private practice settings.

The Wakefield Campus is a center of academic excellence. As a teaching hospital, we have medical students at all levels rotating through our medical floors, enhancing the residency experience. We have strong medicine subspecialty clinical directors, who are interested in teaching and training enthusiastic, bright young physicians. We are especially proud of our Divisions of Gastroenterology and Geriatrics and their fellowship programs.


The three-year residency is geared to provide a very strong foundation in clinical, academic and social aspects of medicine. The Department of Medicine is dedicated to providing a comprehensive curriculum to all medicine residents. Our well-rounded program includes an excellent clinical and research experience, didactic lectures, sessions to educate trainess in  performance improvement, risk management, advance directives, infection control, microbiology, pharmacology, morbidity and mortality conferences and essential clinical laboratory procedures.  Practical experience is provided to learn health care related quality improvement through electives in the senior year of training. Teaching is offered by physicians, ethicists and other qualified personnel. Board reviews are provided at the end of the year to help prepare trainees for the American Boards in Internal Medicine examination.

Conferences, Lectures, Didactics

A comprehensive conference schedule enhances the educational program. Many seminars, conferences and lectures bring residents into close contact and consultation with a variety of disciplines, including the basic sciences. Core lectures in non-internal medicine specialties are also offered. Emphasis is provided for educational morning reports with primary care medicine and subspecialty involvement.

Our program is dedicated to excellence, with a strong emphasis on primary care that is continuous, cost effective and high quality.