Welcome to the Department of Medicine
The Department of Medicine is the largest clinical/research/educational section at New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center, which share a campus in Valhalla, Westchester County, New York. The affiliated academic medical center enjoys a regional and national reputation for excellence and achievement in all three essential areas.
Departmental physicians provide compassionate and expert care for an acute care hospital with the highest case mix index (level of patient illness intensity) in the U.S. They manage routine medical problems while providing highly specialized bedside treatment for complicated cases admitted from the emergency room or transferred from the southern Hudson Valley Region of New York—seven counties with a population density of three million.
Highly specialized care is available at multiple outpatient clinics and private practice facilities on and off campus. Ever ready to upgrade its facilities and services, the department was among the first on the East Coast to provide a 24 hour/7 days a week Hospitalist Service and Cardiac Diagnostic-Intervention Program.
Department of Medicine physicians participate in the teaching of all students at New York Medical College, one of the largest private medical schools in the nation. Celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2010, the university trains post-graduate physicians as Medicine residents and sub-specialty fellows in all disciplines. The core residency program has been recognized for innovations in clinical training; fellowship programs have attained the highest possible accreditation status.
Internal medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Specialists in internal medicine are commonly called internists. In modern practice, most internists are subspecialists: that is, they generally limit their medical practice to problems of one organ system or to one particular area of medical knowledge.
Internists have a lengthy clinical and scientific training in their areas of medical interest and have special expertise in the use of prescription drugs or other medical therapies