Since its founding in 1883, NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, has been committed both to its community and to training health care professionals. NYU Lutheran has successfully evolved into today’s nationally recognized community teaching health system, including a 476-bed hospital, 240-bed nursing home, a comprehensive ambulatory care network that is a model in both education and patient centered care, as well as many programs to support housing and social outreach needs for our senior citizens. Participating in local and regional integrated delivery networks, and committed to the education of medical and dental professionals, NYU-LMC provides and manages access to a coordinated continuum of services that are: culturally competent, and compassionately and superbly delivered in convenient locations to meet our neighbors’ changing physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual and social needs. NYU Lutheran is a major teaching affiliate of the State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center at Brooklyn, and affiliated with the New York Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium (NYCOMEC).
NYU Lutheran Medical Center’s, leadership, and faculty are committed to excellence in its Graduate Medical Education programs and believe that if properly structured and monitored, GME programs lead not only to producing the next generation of superior clinicians, but to improved quality of care outcomes that are sensitive to healthcare disparities. The presence of quality educational programs plays an integral role in the ability of NYU Lutheran to meet its mission and accomplish its vision and core values: compassion, dignity, respect and inclusivity. As part of this commitment to educational excellence, we provide each of our residents with a high level of academic, professional, financial and personal support, as well as ancillary services, allowing them to focus on their training. NYU Lutheran Medical Center is committed to providing dedicated and competent individuals as teaching faculty of the GME Programs. Teaching faculty is chosen for their professional ability and commitment to teaching, patient safety, life-long learning, and quality patient care. Clinical research and scholarly activity are significant aspects of residency training at NYU Lutheran. An Office of Clinical Investigation was established in 1996. Dedicated clinical research staff help residents develop a deeper understanding of relevant medical literature and provide them with an opportunity to personally engage in clinical investigation that suits their individual interests. NYU-LMC also provides an Institutional Review Board to ensure that research conducted here is ethical and appropriate.
NYU Lutheran strives to educate a new generation of health care professionals who will possess a balance between clinical excellence and sensitivity to individual patient needs. We work closely with our graduates, educating them about the many professional practice opportunities available today, nationally and within our own health system. NYU Lutheran-trained health care professionals are thus fully prepared to meet the challenges of change in American health care, whether they work in private practice, small community hospitals or within large academic medical institutions.
The Division of Medical Quality and Research at NYU Lutheran Medical Center oversees many clinical research initiatives at the institution and welcomes all interested medical students to participate. Students interested in research are matched with an ongoing study and are mentored on the protocol development, data collection and manuscript preparation for publication-worthy studies. This is an important endeavor that will give you valuable exposure and training in techniques required to carry out successful clinical research whether you pursue a career in academic medicine or private practice.
The NYU Lutheran Medical Center Health Sciences Library offers a core collection of material on the clinical and basic biomedical sciences, social work, nursing, dentistry, rehabilitation services, podiatry and pharmacy. The library’s collection consists of books, journals, audio, video, CDs, electronic kindle books, and various online databases. The library staff are always available to help students and host several database training sessions including PubMed demos and hands-on practice.