|Excellence in Graduate Medical Education and Patient Care
|Bronx-Lebanon is the sole sponsor of 14 residency and fellowship programs, including 12
accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and two
accredited by the American Dental Association.
The 12 ACGME programs, with more than
300 residents and fellows, are Addiction Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Family
Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology,
Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonary Diseases, Radiology, and Surgery.
The American Dental
Association accredited training programs are General Dentistry and Pediatric Dentistry.
|Graduate Medical Education at Bronx-Lebanon is based on the
premise that well-educated and well-trained residents become
practicing physicians that provide high quality, responsive, and
compassionate patient care.
An outstanding Bronx-Lebanon
clinical faculty, most holding academic appointments at the
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, provide
residents and fellows with competency-based education centered
around the six core competencies of medical knowledge,
patient care, practice-based learning, systems based practice,
professionalism, and interpersonal communication skills.
teaching curriculum addresses all aspects of health care delivery,
including administration, financing, and information technology.
During their training, residents also learn about cultural diversity
and sensitivity to patients, particularly in terms of the caring
Bronx-Lebanon’s residents, in addition to being students,
are also actively engaged in activities that promote patient safety
and ensure quality care, including full compliance with the “National Safety Goals” promulgated by the Joint Commission on
Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
The residency programs at Bronx-Lebanon have received
“continued accreditation” from the ACGME and American Dental
Association. Among the highlights of the recent accreditations
were the Department of Medicine and Pulmonary residency
programs being extended to six-year accreditations.
Surgery, Psychiatry, and Addiction Psychiatry received five-year
Additionally, Ophthalmology received a four year
accreditation, while the Family Medicine and Pediatrics
residencies received three-year accreditations.
|A hospital’s Institutional Review involves the ACGME conducting
a comprehensive and detailed survey of individual residency
programs and medical education plan.
“Our survey results are
most impressive and reaffirm the excellence of all our medical
education programs,” stated Dr. Latha Menon, Director, Graduate
Bronx-Lebanon’s excellence in the medical education area was
also reaffirmed by the New York State Department of Health’s
award of more than $700,000 from the Graduate Medical
Education (GME) Reform Incentive Pool. The intent of this program
is to select residency training programs of teaching hospitals
that are responsive to the needs of New York State, particularly
including those in inner cities, with diverse populations.
Lebanon is among the few hospitals in New York State that have
been consistently awarded a significant medical education grant
allocation,” stated Dr. Menon.