The PROGRAM is closing? or the HOSPITAL?Our program director spoke with the program director at St. Vincent's and they are officially closing... the residents are looking for new spots now I guess. If anyone of the St. Vincent's residents is interested in a spot, please PM me.
Program is closing. Hospital still open for the time being. From what our program director told us, the residents are now released from their contracts and need to find new spots.. And apparently the incoming 2's this year do not get to transfer their funding with them... so... they will be looking for spots without their funding. From what I understand, the ACGME feels that since they haven't officially started PMR training yet, they don't have to fund their spots? Doesn't make sense.
That is awful. So are all the residents jobless effective immediately or effective July? Even the seniors are dropped?
Thats two programs that have closed in NY in the last few months.
I read this number too, but don't really think that will have much of an impact. Afterall, what that amounts to is 7 patients an hour, even if every ER patient goes to the same hospital for their care. We know some will go to Bellevue, some to NYU, Roosevelt, BI, etc. So basically, the load we are talking about absorbing is 1-2 ER patients per hospital per hour.The 60,000 ER visits a year that the hospital sees will be spread out across the other hospitals in Manhattan, whose ER's are already full and overcrowded.