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CLINICALS: Take an Extended Look at Our BQNJ Clinical Track

January 19, 2016

Our clinical sciences curriculum is stronger than ever, in large part because all clinical students complete their clinical rotations in our "tracked" clinical programs. This means that as a Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) clinical student, you'll do all six of your core rotations within the same geographic area—and in some tracks, at the same hospital.

Let's take a closer look at one of our tracks. This one, called the BQNJ track (Brooklyn, Queens, and New Jersey), is on the East Coast and gives RUSM students the opportunity to complete rotations at three major area hospitals in the New York metropolitan area: Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY), Hoboken University Medical Center (Hoboken, NJ) and St. John's Episcopal Hospital (Far Rockaway, NY).

Detailed Look: Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center

Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center (Brookdale) is one of Brooklyn's largest voluntary nonprofit teaching hospitals and a regional tertiary care center. Brookdale provides general and specialized inpatient care to thousands of people every year. It provides 24-hour emergency services, numerous outpatient programs and long-term specialty care.

RUSM clinical students can complete their internal medicine, surgery, and pediatrics cores at Brookdale.

Brookdale at a Glance

  • One of Brooklyn's largest full-service Emergency Departments (ED)
  • 530-bed not-for-profit teaching hospital
  • Home to a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory featuring high-tech imaging equipment
  • A regionally recognized Level I Trauma Center
  • A New York State Department of Health-designated Stroke Center
  • Brookdale's Schulman and Scachne Institute for Nursing and Rehabilitation specializes in rehabilitative medicine and long-term specialty care
  • Pediatric department provides a wide range of services for children from birth to adolescence, as well as a pediatric sleep center for children with sleep disorders and comprehensive pediatric oncology and sickle cell disease divisions

Detailed Look: Hoboken University Medical Center

Hoboken University Medical Center (HUMC) provides advanced medical technologies in support of its medical staff, nursing team, and other caregivers, to enable quality care to citizens of Hoboken and the surrounding communities.

RUSM clinical students can complete their family medicine cores at HUMC.

HUMC at a Glance

  • A 333-bed hospital with a 34-bay ED
  • Has been awarded the Silver Award from the American Heart and Stroke Association for dedication to improving quality of care for stroke patients
  • Was ranked in the top ten in for care quality among all hospitals in the state of New Jersey with 350 beds or fewer
  • Features a dedicated OB/GYN ED
  • Specialties include inpatient rehabilitation, transitional care, and child/adult behavioral health
  • Includes divisions for women's care, wound care, and numerous surgical subspecialties

Detailed Look: St. John's Episcopal Hospital

St. John's Episcopal Hospital (SJEH) serves the entirety of the Rockaway and Five Towns communities in New York.

RUSM clinical students can complete their OB/GYN and psychiatry cores at SJEH.

SJEH at a Glance

  • SJEH's Department of Psychiatry provides the community with comprehensive psychiatric and mental health care services
  • Psychiatry services include a wide range of inpatient and outpatient programs for short- and long-term needs for all ages
  • Offers two dedicated inpatient units for admitted psychiatric patients, each with a chief psychiatrist, a dedicated psychiatrist, and a staff of nurses, psychologists, and social workers
  • Includes 18 beds for general psych unit, and 25 beds primarily for geriatric patients
  • SJEH's OB/GYN Department provides comprehensive care for women of all ages
  • OB/GYN services includes well-woman visits and screenings, routine and high-risk obstetrics, reproductive endocrinology/infertility services, minimally invasive surgery, and gynecological oncology

Program ACGME Approvals and Notes About Licensure

  • Brookdale is actively involved as a major teaching hospital, sponsoring Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-approved programs in internal medicine, surgery and pediatrics.
  • HUMC is actively involved as a major teaching hospital, sponsoring Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-approved program in family medicine.
  • SJEH is actively involved as a major teaching hospital sponsoring Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-approved programs in psychiatry.
  • All rotations meet the requirements for the California Business and Professional Code for residency training and licensure.
  • SJEH is a participating hospital under the ACGME-approved program in family medicine at South Nassau Communities Hospital. OB/GYN falls under the family medicine umbrella.
  • Texas requires that rotations be completed at a hospital where a residency program is in place for that specialty (either ACGME or AOA). Internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry and family medicine meet this requirement. Ultimately, RUSM graduates can obtain licensure in Texas after completion of an ACGME-approved residency program and obtaining board certification in that specialty.

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