The Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine provides several 1-year positions for applicants who need preparation in general medicine before entering a specialty residency such as anesthesiology, dermatology, neurology, ophthalmology, psychiatry, or radiology.
The preliminary year is almost identical to the categorical internship. Preliminary interns are members of 1 of the medical firms and have a balanced curriculum including general medicine wards, intensive care, subspecialty emergency wards, medicine and ambulatory care.
Preliminary interns can opt to take an elective in lieu of a block ambulatory rotation. An additional elective is schedule for the preliminary intern as well.