Our Residency Program

The North Shore-LIJ Internal Medicine Residency Program provides comprehensive training that emphasizes clinical competence, research, leadership, and patient-centered care, all in a supportive, collegial setting. As one of the nation’s largest health systems, North Shore-LIJ has unparalleled resources to support training, including a world-class research institute and an innovative new medical school. With a total of 131 residents in 2014-2015, the program ranked 14th in size out of almost 400 internal medicine residency programs nationally..

Highlights of our Internal Medicine Residency Program

  • Part of one of the nation’s largest healthcare systems
  • Integrated with Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, the state’s first new allopathic medical school in more than 50 years
  • Innovative scheduling model that reduces fragmentation of education and patient care
  • Training sites in an upscale suburban community less than 30 minutes from Manhattan
  • Health system includes all major subspecialty fellowships
  • Extraordinary track record of acceptance by top fellowship programs
  • Highly competitive salary and benefits
  • Diverse patient population from throughout greater metropolitan New York
  • North Shore-LIJ’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, in top 10 percent of NIH funding

For more information read about our internal medicine residency program, which includes an overview, information on how to apply, fellowship and PGY1 matches, salary, and benefits.

See our sample residency contract.

Program Application For 2016-2017
Deadline: January 1, 2016
Apply only through ERAS www.aamc.org/eras
Listed at NSLIJHS/Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine Program
Applicants selected for an interview are contacted by e-mail.
Interviews take place from November through January.

Please contact us for information or help with the application process:
North Shore University Hospital
300 Community Drive (4DSU)
Manhasset, NY 11030




The North Shore - LIJ Health System champions diversity and inclusion as core values central to its mission of providing excellent, safe, culturally competent, patient-centered care. Creating a diverse and inclusive environment enables us to equip our residents and fellows with essential tools necessary to care for the increasingly diverse patient population we serve and helps all individuals achieve health equity. The Department of Medicine embraces this concept and makes concerted efforts to insure an educational environment that promotes and supports diversity and inclusion at all levels.

Program Overview

The program’s main training sites are North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, where residents complete general medical ward, MICU, CCU, emergency department and most subspecialty electives. Together, these major tertiary-care hospitals serve as the academic and clinical hub of North Shore-LIJ Health System:

North Shore University Hospital, located in Manhasset, has 804 beds and more than 2,700 specialist and subspecialist physicians. It offers the most advanced care in all medical specialties, including open-heart surgery, neurosurgery, urology, and maternal-fetal medicine, and has been recognized for its state-of-the-art intensive care for medical, surgical, newborn, and pediatric patients.

Long Island Jewish Medical Center, in New Hyde Park, is a 488-bed tertiary adult care hospital with advanced diagnostic and treatment technology, as well as modern facilities for medical, surgical, dental and obstetrical care.

Inpatient medical teams consist of one attending (a house hospitalist), one resident (second- or third-year), one or two interns, and several third- and fourth-year medical students. On rounds and at daily chart review sessions, all decision-making and order-writing is done as a team, with a senior resident and supervising attendings. Teaching attendings round daily with the full team. A night float system handles admissions and cross-coverage from 7:30 pm to 7:30 am. Interns are supervised throughout the day and night, with in-house hospitalist attendings and senior residents on call.

The Medicine Admitting Resident (MAR), a third-year resident, screens newly admitted cases in the emergency department to determine which patients will be covered by medicine housestaff, increasing housestaff autonomy.

The ambulatory care programs are responsible for more than 20,000 patient visits annually. Housestaff build a continuity practice over three years and are supervised closely. Each clinic session is precepted by several fulltime ambulatory teaching attendings and a chief resident. All cases are presented to a preceptor and discussed in detail. Preceptors observe physical examinations and patient encounters, and guide decision-making.


The program is the main clinical teaching site for the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. Established in 2011 and having welcome its second class, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine is the first new allopathic medical school in New York State in more than 50 years, and has already been recognized for its innovative curriculum and didactic methodology.

In the spring of 2012, the program underwent regularly scheduled accreditation review by the ACGME Residency Review Committee. The result was the best possible outcome: continued accreditation, with the next scheduled review in 10 years.


Department of Medicine faculty have expertise in a wide range of research, with special emphasis on evidence-based medicine, healthcare delivery, and outcomes research. With more than 800 scientists, North Shore-LIJ’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research is among the top five percent of institutions that receive funding from National Institutes of Health. It provides unique opportunities for interaction with elite researchers and offers courses free of charge to housestaff.

The Continuity Model of Housestaff Education

A key component of the North Shore-LIJ internal medicine residency program is our Continuity Model of housestaff education, which is based on the “Four Plus One” system, an increasingly popular strategy for compliance with ACGME duty-hour rules. The model’s core is a variation on protected time: each four-week block of inpatient duty is followed by a week dedicated to ambulatory education. This strategy eliminates pressure on trainees to be in two places at once; they no longer rush from inpatient floor to outpatient clinic. Life assumes a consistent rhythm and “sleep debt” is minimized. The system enhances clinical care as well, reducing the fragmentation and waste that sometimes accompany the traditional system, and supporting residents in building a practice over time. Didactics and subspecialty training in both settings benefit from the continuity, and research becomes a real option.

Resident Life

The internal medicine residency program “lives” on central Long Island, striking a perfect balance between city and country. The two campuses are located a few miles apart in a beautiful suburb of New York City less than 20 miles from Times Square, an easy ride by car or Long Island Rail Road, and a 30-minute car ride away from three airports.

We are surrounded by Long Island Sound on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, complete with the recreational opportunities associated with miles of diverse coastline, including surfing, boating, and fishing. Long Island also has great parks, tournament-quality golf courses, hiking, bike trails and fine dining. As a community, Nassau County consistently ranks among the best in charitable giving, community investment, recreation, education, housing, health care, and other quality-of life measures.

We strongly believe that collegiality enhances training effectiveness, so our program is infused with activities and strategies that actively support connections among trainees. The resulting camaraderie is all the more remarkable in light of the fact that so many residents are pursuing highly competitive fellowships.

Salary and Benefits

Base salaries as of July 1, 2016

  • PGY1: $68,500
  • PGY2: $70,500
  • PGY3: $72,500


  • On-campus housing with utilities included is available on a limited basis.
  • Malpractice, health, and life insurance.
  • Meal allowance.
  • On-campus day care.
  • Uniforms and laundry service.
  • Vacation: four weeks in each year of training, taken as two two-week blocks during the academic year.
  • Support for attendance at national conferences when presenting posters or papers as first author.

For additional information on these and other benefits, please contact Kelly Spielmann, MS, Residency Program Coordinator: (516) 562-2587 KSpielmann@nshs.edu

How to Apply

North Shore-LIJ participates in the National Resident Matching Program (the Match) solely through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service), a service of AAMC (American Association of Medical Colleges) https://www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/eras.

As you’ll see on ERAS, your application must include medical school transcript, personal statement, and curriculum vitae, in addition to three letters of reference no more than six months old including one from your dean. All application materials and supporting documents must be forwarded to us by your dean’s office via ERAS online. We are listed with ERAS as NSLIJHS/Hofstra North Shore- LIJ School of Medicine Program.

Position NRMP #

Categorical Three-Year Program 1700140C
Preliminary One-Year Program 1700140P

There is no minimum USMLE score requirement. While USMLE Step 2 scores are not required at the time of application, depending on the applicant’s medical school they may be required for graduation. Applications are accepted from osteopathic and international medical graduates, though foreign medical graduates are considered only if they have graduated within the last three years.

The Department is committed to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities trained in internal medicine. For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/amcas/.

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