BIMC Program Director's Welcome  

Welcome to the Beth Israel Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program website!!


Beth Israel Medical Center's residency program in Internal Medicine has full accreditation by the ACGME and consists of 120 house staff across all three years of training, including approximately 15 trainees completing a preliminary year.
Our residents consistently secure top fellowships around the country (see inside for further details). The program supports resident scholarly activity, with many residents each year traveling to present their research work at local, national and international meetings.
The program provides outstanding clinical training, research opportunities and preparation for a career in either academic or clinical medicine. These endeavors are carried out in a humane, respectful and supportive environment where the delivery of compassionate, high-quality care is the guiding principle.
The Department of Medicine has approximately 115 full time and 26 part time faculty at the main hospital alone (the Petrie Division), many of whom have joint appointments in more than one division, providing for significant interaction within the department and throughout the institution.
The Department's total full time, part time and voluntary staff at all sites numbers more than 740 physicians, representing all disciplines of Internal Medicine. All faculty members are board certified or eligible, hold faculty appointments at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and are involved in training residents on inpatient services and in the subspecialty medicine teaching programs. Almost 20% of the full-time faculty participates in the ambulatory general medicine teaching program.
Most of the patients on the 300-bed medical service are admitted through the Emergency Department, which treats more than 60,000 patients annually. The patient mix is well balanced and represents the cultural and socioeconomic diversity of Beth Israel's metropolitan location. Residents are responsible for and play a major role in the care of all of these patients, including continuity of care between in-patient and ambulatory settings.
Functioning as a teacher is a major part of the house staff experience at Beth Israel. Residents teach in the clerkship program for second-, third- and fourth-year students. Second-year students learn the rudiments of physical diagnosis, third-year students function as clinical clerks, and fourth-year students rotate on the medicine service as subinterns, integrated completely with the house staff. Most importantly, residents teach each other in a series of increasingly responsible roles. The Albert Einstein students view us as a highly desirable site for training and the Department of Medicine consistently earns outstanding ratings from the students.
Daniel I. Steinberg, MD, FHM, FACP