Primary Care & Social Internal Medicine Residency

Primary Care and Social Internal Medicine Curriculum

The program emphasizes strong training in evidence based primary care education while understanding and integrating the social/structural factors that affect the medical care of our local patient community.  

"The best parts of my training were the co-residents and the mission driven nature of the program."

—Alex Bryan, 2019 Program Graduate
Clinical Leadership Fellow at NYC Health + Hospitals


Each week during an outpatient medicine curricular block consist of the following:
  • 4-5 half-day sessions per week are spent providing primary care in continuity clinic  
  • 2 half-day curricular sessions (didactics, journal clubs, etc.)  
  • 1 half-day Behavioral/Psychosocial curriculum  
  • 2 half-day of protected time for projects and administrative work  
  • 2-3 pre-clinical ambulatory morning report  
  • 1 half-day of community medicine (conversations with community partners, clinics in homeless health, methadone maintenance treatment, correctional health, palliative care, etc.)  

Additionally during the PGY2 and PGY3 years, residents will participate in specialty primary clinics focusing on immigrant health, contraception, refugee advocacy and transitions care for patients recently released from jail or prison. 

Sample Week







8am - 9am  


Ambulatory morning report  

Ambulatory morning report  


Journal club  

9am - 12:30pm  

Immigrant Health Clinic  

Continuity Clinic  

Continuity Clinic  


Community Medicine  

2pm - 5:30pm  

Continuity Clinic  


Psychosocial Curriculum  

Continuity Clinic  

Administrative Time  


Ambulatory Curriculum: The "Core Curriculum"
The unified core curriculum, the foundation of our rigorous program, is delivered during ambulatory block months during the 3 years of residency. 

Residency Scholarly and Advocacy Projects
All PC/SM residents develop basic research and/or advocacy skills by completing an independent scholarly or advocacy project during the course of residency training. 

Global Health Training
Diverse exposure to global health training, with actively involved faculty, global health immersion for second-year residents, and the opportunity to spend a month at a rural hospital in Kisoro, Uganda.

Psychosocial Education    

Essential to the psychosocial curriculum is the integration of a sociopolitical and cultural analysis when approaching medical problems as they interface with psychological and interpersonal issues. During clinical precepting and didactic sessions, we strive to examine the impact of sociocultural differences and social inequalities in the clinical encounter as well as in the overall health of the patients, their families and communities.  

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Contact Us

Erin J. Goss, MD, AAHIVS
Program Co-Director  

Shwetha V. Iyer, MD
Program Co-Director 

La Toya Miller
Program Assistant
718 920-2627 

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