Training & Careers
The Institute for Family Health is committed to training the next generation of allied health professionals to provide high quality, family-oriented care to people in underserved communities.
The Institute operates three residency training programs in family medicine. The Harlem Residency in Family Medicine is a federally funded Teaching Health Center and received ACGME accreditation in 2012. This 12-12-12 residency program is a collaboration with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Mount Sinai Hospital. The Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Practice is a 24-resident family practice program operated in Manhattan in collaboration with Beth Israel Medical Center. The Institute’s Mid Hudson Family Practice Residency trains residents in collaboration with the Kingston Hospital. In 2011, the Mid-Hudson program was awarded federal funding to become one of the first Teaching Health Centers in the country. For a glimpse into the residency programs, visit our Facebook page here.
As the New York Metropolitan Regional Office of the New York State Area Health Education Center System, the Institute has expanded opportunities for community-based clinical training of future health professionals. The AHEC program recruits students from underrepresented populations and provides experiences for them in underserved communities in an attempt to encourage them to train and practice in such communities. The Institute also sponsors a HealthCorps program, providing 17 members with year- long opportunities to contribute to the health of the community, and learn about careers in community health.