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LIJ, Stony Brook, Nassau are weak?

Discussion in 'PM&R' started by psych psych, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. psych psych

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    LIJ, Stony Brook, Nassau are weak? (weak meaning unstable, and not fully accredited)

    I read posts from 2003 and back....Is this still true or is it a thing of the past?
    Which is the best of the 3?
     
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  3. Dr. Ice

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    > LIJ, Stony Brook, Nassau are weak? (weak meaning unstable, and not fully accredited) I read posts from 2003 and back....Is this still true or is it a thing of the past? Which is the best of the 3?


    I am a graduate of Stony Brook medical school, and now in a major northeast program.

    My impression while at Stony Brook (graduated in 2002) was that the program was unstable. Since I have graduated, the medical school has made some efforts to strengthen the department. I cannot speak of the quality of the faculty. I do know that they still have only a weak alliance with the main University Hospital, and are therefore primarilly based out of St. Charles, a nearby community hospital.

    I know that Lyn Weiss at Nassau and Jason Lipetz at LIJ are well-regarded. Additionally, one of the recent graduates from LIJ was a fellow in Sports and Spine at Beth Israel and is extremely impressive, but I am not sure how much of that is the training at LIJ v. his inherent ability and work ethic.

    My impression, however, is that these programs are not yet as comprehensive in their quality as some of the more well established programs in the greater NY area.
     
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    Out of the 3 programs, Nassau has been much more established than the other two. With outpatient musculoskeletal most programs, including bigger name programs inside and outside of NY, are truly lacking in this area. If you want to do Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, I don't think that you can learn from a better place. We have an excellent and highly regarded OMT specialist that both MD and DOs are trained by. We also have another OMT specialist that is also board certified in PMR & pain management, who is now the Osteopathic Program Director. The clinics are fantastic here that is what makes our program different from the other greater NY area PM&R programs. The Manhattan programs are geared more for inpatient.

    Again, Lyn Weiss is excellent ande so highly respected. She is definitely one of our great leaders in the field of PM&R. All of our residents have learned so much about EMGs from her. Surprisingly, as a PGY2, I will be getting exposure to EMGs in January when I rotate through one of our affiliate hospitals, South Nassau. TBI and SCI are done at St. Charles Hospital (Nassau is also an affiliate of Stony Brook). Nassau is not as strong in inpatient (we have 30 inpatient beds) like the other NY facilities. The board pass rates at the program have always been excellent. This program has graduated 3 current program directors (Dr. Thomas of Albert Einstein-Montefiore, Dr. Nancy Strauss of Cornell-Columbia and Dr. Weiss). Also, the residents have landed excellent fellowships. Honestly, I have seen most PM&R programs have their residents get into great fellowships. The lectures are well-organized. Tuesaday and thursday afternoons (from 1-3) our blocked time for lectures and they are mandatory.

    As far as accreditation issues, I never remembered there was ever a problem. From the last site review we have four year accreditation status, which is very good. The residents are certainly very happy. Even as a PGY2, I have more free time to study and review things that I have learned on the floor, workout at the gym, play tennis, than I would at other programs in NY.

    The hospital itself, Nassau University Medical Center, has had financial issues over the years being a county hopsital (typical hospital politics!!). Most of these issues seem to be resolving since we are now affiliated with the North Shore-LIJ system. Altogether, we have a very medically underserved patient population that is not often found at other Long Island Hospital hospitals. Long Island may be an expensive area to live but there are many people who can barely get by and truly need the services of the hospital.

    If you check out our program, I think that you will be very happy to come here.
     
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    With regard to the inquiries regarding the Long Island PM&R programs, all of the programs on Long Island have full accreditation status.
     
  7. freddydpt

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    Are MD applicants allowed to apply to Nassau?
     
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    I'm answering my own question... Nassau is dually accredited as an MD and DO residency
     

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