SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) New York Hospital Queens Review The day started out at 12pm. (Latest interview start thus far!) 6 interviewees were present. The parking lot was full by this time, so expect to park in the street. There is a lot of metered parking in the area. Pay attention to the address sent out to you by the coordinator. I didn't realize that the ED offices were across the street from the hospital in a non-descript one family brick house adjacent to a Chinese restaurant. Because most of the day was spent in the one family house, the day was unlike other interviews. Most of the group stuff, including intro and lunch occurs in the basement while the interviews are conducted on the second floor. After a brief intro by the PD, he gave a tour of the ED. Afterwards, you return to the house for lunch and discussion with the residents. We all had three interviews, one with the PD, the asst PD, and another attending. We were split into two groups, and both groups rotated with the same interviewers every fifteen minutes. The day was finally over at 5:15 (over the expected time). +++ Diversity! Interesting catchment area in Queens. Mostly an immigrant population. Probably on par with NYU's diversity. ++ Very Dynamic and Genuine Program Director. Dr. James Ryan, a graduate of Jacobi, and former attending at North Shore is very down to earth and "hands on". He truly "did it all" during the day, giving us the tour, intro, and interview. You can see behind "the interview face" during tour, it seemed as though everyone in the hospital stopped and greeted him by his first name from nurses to janitors. Very interesting person as well, he teaches kickboxing once a week! ++ Subsidized housing. NYC real estate is incredible and the program provides local affordable housing about a ten minute walk away. Only about half of the residents actually used it, most wanted to live in the city. Rents ragne from $650 for a studio to $850 for a large one bedroom. + Short ten minute bus ride to LIRR and #7 train. + Unlike some other NY programs....only 17 12 hour shifts, they would like you to focus on reading. + Affiliation with Cornell...provides you with perks such as use of the Cornell shuttle to take you downtown free of charge. Also gives you online access to their library and research tools. Although, you do not rotate there. + Although it is a young program, it served as Lincoln's secondary site for a number of years so they are accustomed to having residents. Resident education is not a totally new experience to them. + Nice facilities, built within the last six years. + Development of international EM fellowship. Two of there faculty are on the ACEP international board. A new, young attending (Dr. Sheridan) is intent on developing an international exchange program. She is very enthusiastic and I believe will do great things for the program. +/- 3 year program --- Very Young program. Only in their second year, and they have a lot of competition between NYC and good programs on Long Island. The biggest negative is you only have one class of residents who can comment on the program. The plus is you have a good deal of input into the program's curriculum. Many of the attendings are young ambitious, and have many goals for the program. -- Lack of secondary site. No experience with a tertiary care center. Residents rotate at St. Barnabas in the Bronx for their trauma and anesthesia rotations. St. Barnabas is a well known primarily DO EM residency. None of the residents who met with us had rotated there yet because it is a second year rotation, so who knows if it will be worthwhile. -- Yet to iron out details with Trauma surgery. Trauma surgery claims that they will allow ED residents to run traumas, but first year residents have not rotated through until their second year. - Residents complained that the program is too small and they would like to see the numbers increse just for more variety. Overall, another alternative to a NYC program. If you're interested in "being a pioneer", getting involved in the early stages, working with a diverse immigrant population and living in Queens...then this place is for you. Definitely an "up and coming program".