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Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

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Department of Medicine

In academic medicine, the standards are high and the challenges complex: provide top-quality care, prepare tomorrow's clinicians, and solve medicine's pressing puzzles. As the heart and soul of one of the nation's largest healthcare organizations, the Department of Medicine at Northwell Health plays a critical role in addressing each of these challenges and in redefining academic medicine along the way.

Clinical care is, and has always been, the Department's strong suit. With an extraordinarily large and diverse patient population, the Department's culture places great value on clinical expertise that is creative, current, and oriented toward serving the patient's needs. For example, our nationally renowned nephrology team recently created and implemented a novel system-wide program for early detection of kidney disease. Our patient-centered medical homes are helping to pioneer the patient-centered medical neighborhood model, with unprecedented emphasis on proactive partnership-building and multidisciplinary care that includes on-site mental health care. Our award-winning diabetes teams bring care and education to communities throughout the region.

In addition to collaborative research with the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, our department is uniquely positioned for a different kind of research enterprise. In addition to the traditional bench-to-bedside paradigm epitomized by Feinstein investigators, our researchers are breaking new ground by looking at – and changing – how care is delivered, how new ideas reach front-line clinicians, and how new doctors design their future.

Northwell Health has unparalleled resources for preparing tomorrow's physicians for the continuing transformation of our nation's health. The diversity, scale, and quality of our clinical care are critical assets to our outstanding training and education programs. Our students, residents, and fellows have access to national leaders in education, clinical care, and research. And the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine is transforming the national landscape of medical education, with ground-breaking academic course content that integrates basic science with hands-on clinical experience throughout all four years.

At the Northwell Department of Medicine, we are actively transforming academic medicine: how we teach it, how we develop new insights about it, and how we practice it as we prevent what we can, heal what we cannot prevent, care for the well-being of our patients, families, and communities, and train the next generation of physicians.