2008-03-28 / Community

SJEH Graduates Internal Medicine Residents

Sheldon Markowitz (center), MD, Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine, makes rounds with residents. Sheldon Markowitz (center), MD, Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine, makes rounds with residents. The graduating residents of St. John's Episcopal Hospital's Internal Medicine Residency Program have all passed the 2007 certifying exam of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Sheldon Markowitz, MD, Chairman of the Internal Medicine Department at St. John's, said, "The faculty of our department work very hard to prepare doctors of the highest caliber who can meet the challenges presented by today's medical world and we are very proud of our residents who have excelled." The Department has achieved a 100 percent pass rate for the past two years.

According to the website of the American Board of Internal Medicine, "certification demonstrates that physicians have met vigorous standards through intensive study, self assessment and evaluation.

Additionally, certification encompasses the six areas established by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and sets the stage for continual professional development through values centered on lifelong learning."

A certified physician must complete the requisite predoctoral medical education, meet the training requirements, meet licensure requirements and procedural requirements, and finally, must pass a certification examination.

The Internal Medicine Residency Program of St. John's Episcopal Hospital is an independent program affiliated with State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn. There are 51 positions in the program.

St. John's has an osteopathic medicine program affiliated with Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California which has 94 American Osteopathic Association approved positions. The program offers specialty training in dermatology, family practice, obstetrics/gynecology, ophthalmology and surgery.

Affiliated post-graduate training programs at St. John's include the following: pediatrics affiliated with Long Island Jewish-North Shore University Health System; psychiatry with SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn and the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; and physical medicine and rehabilitation with SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn. The podiatry residency training program is affiliated with the

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