South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, New York received approval for a new Internal Medicine Residency Program from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) that will allow for the training of 30 internal medicine physicians.

The new residency program is a step in South Nassau’s transformation to a regional medical center and teaching center for the next generation of physicians and caregivers. The program was made possible by South Nassau’s affiliation with the Mount Sinai Health System, which provided the 30 graduate medical education slots for use at South Nassau.

In addition to Internal Medicine, South Nassau is the sponsor of ACGME-accredited residency programs in Family Medicine, Surgery, and Obstetrics and Gynecology; AOA-accredited residency programs in Family Medicine, Geriatrics and Transitional Rotating Internships, and a CPME-accredited program in Podiatry. To date, South Nassau’s residency program has graduated more than 300 residents from its Family Medicine Residency Program.

The Internal Medicine program is listed with the National Resident Matching Program and will begin interviewing fourth-year medical school seniors for enrollment. The program will accept ten first-year residents who will begin their residency in July 2019.

South Nassau and the Mount Sinai Health System agreed earlier this year to affiliate and are awaiting final regulatory approval, expected this fall. Specialized residency training in Internal Medicine GME residency programs takes place over a three-year period. It is the final phase of the long educational process, required for physician to practice medicines and is most influential in determining where a physician eventually practices.