Image: overhead view of the Moses Campus, with Montefiore Medical Center in the center.
The Moses campus is located in a residential section of the northwest Bronx within blocks of Van Cortlandt Park on the border of Westchester County, one mile east of Riverdale and 12 miles from the heart of Manhattan. Nearby are the Bronx Botanical Garden, the Bronx Zoo, Yankee Stadium, and the Lehman College Center for the Performing Arts.
The campus is immediately accessible to public transportation. Expressways to Manhattan and Westchester are only a few blocks away.
Montefiore Medical Center
The major portion of the residency program takes place at Montefiore Medical Center/Moses Division.
A 726-bed voluntary hospital providing a full range of patient services as well as a major teaching and research facility, the Moses Division was the original Montefiore Hospital, founded in 1884.
The Moses Division medical training program covers over 180 beds on the NW Medical Pavilion and North Pavilion, a modern 36-bed oncology unit with a special bone-marrow transplant facility, and a new hepatology/liver transplant unit. The Division also includes 26 intensive care beds divided among a coronary care unit, an intermediate coronary care unit, and a medical intensive care unit.
NW Medical Pavilion
The NW Medical Pavilion is the central area for teaching General Internal Medicine. It extends over 5 floors in the Moses Division, with approximately 31 patients on each floor. The pavilion houses:
- 8-bed coronary care unit
- 6-bed cardiac stepdown unit
- 14-bed medical intensive care unit
- 38-bed step-down monitored unit
- state-of-the-art renal dialysis unit
- cardiothoracic surgical and surgical intensive care units
- surgical services
- telemetry unit
Faculty and Department Structure
All Department of Medicine divisions are staffed by full-time faculty members under the educational direction of the Vice Chairman and Program Director. More than 125 physicians and scientists make up the full-time faculty on the Moses Division of the Department of Medicine. Both full-time and voluntary staff hold academic appointments at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and all teaching activities are directed by full-time faculty members.
In addition to the residency program director, 3 medical service directors, 3 assistant medical service directors, a Primary Care/Social Internal Medicine program director and associate director are directly responsible for the day-to-day administration of the residency training program.
The faculty holds a strong commitment to providing a well-rounded medical education to its students and post-graduate trainees. To meet this commitment, equal emphasis is placed on clinical and basic research, innovative teaching methods, and high-quality patient care. The faculty is made up of accomplished investigators and clinicians, many of whom have been inducted into academic honor societies and received recognition awards for excellence in teaching.
Research excellence is a special emphasis for faculty members, many of whom conduct laboratory investigations in addition to teaching on the medical service. This emphasis extends to the residency program, which offers opportunities for conducting clinical or basic science research. Resident projects are presented at the Resident Research Symposium held each May.
In addition, the Department supports residents' travel to research presentations at general medicine and subspecialty medicine regional and national conferences.