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anyone know the status of New York medical college saint vincent???

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DeigoT

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I would be surprised if they did. The hospital is in serious danger of closing. Two friends of mine applied there for residency and did not even get a response.
 

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Every department has withdrawn itself from the match. Their future will be determined on March 1st according to the GME office on Friday. The financial situationthey are in is not good and the offer they are gettin from another medical company wants them to shut down it's in-patient operations. Hopefully they get a better offer as it is a pretty crucial hospital for tha side of manhattan.
 

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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.
 

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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.
The PROGRAM is closing? or the HOSPITAL?
 

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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.
 
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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.
 

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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.

The PM&R program will be voluntarily withdrawing accreditation effective June 30, 2010. So the seniors will finish out in good standing. Others – not so lucky. The neurology and pathology residency programs are shutting down at the end of the month, along with some medical subspecialty (endocrine, nephrology) fellowships. Most of the other specialty and subspecialty programs have followed suit. Only psychiatry is participating in the match this year.

The hospital won't last long.

Ugly.
 

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From what I know, there will not be anymore cuts in residency programs until June 30th. So if the hospital survives until June 30, then the seniors will finish out the year and graduate. That however is still up in the air. The governor of NY gave St. Vincent’s a 12 million dollar loan, but that just so they could meet payroll for the next couple of pay periods.

The current plan is to downsize the hospital into a small community hospital with roughly 200 beds. Only 6 residency programs will remain: Ortho, Psych, Gen Surg, Medicine, OB/Gyn and Radiology. All other programs are voluntarily withdrawing ACGME accreditation as of June 30, 2010. The resident’s of those programs will be orphaned and are already looking for spots for July 1. With such a small bed number, keeping a rehab floor full will be extremely difficult. And with programs like NYU or Mt.Sinai in the area, outside admissions are at a premium as it is.

Although this is going to be a rough couple of months for the residents, nurses and attending physicians, not to mention the 4000 or so other employees, I think that the real story is what the residents of this community will do without an acute care hospital if it closes completely. 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. St. Vincent’s see more than its share of uninsured and Medicaid patients, a practice that was started by the Sister’s of Charity when they first build the hospital. What will happen to these people, and who will care for them?
 

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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.
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.
 
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