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Medical Education at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY

Maimonides Medical Center is a vital and thriving non-profit, non-sectarian hospital in the heart of New York City. We are the pre-eminent treatment facility and academic medical center in Brooklyn – and among the best in the New York region. In fact, with 24 fully accredited residency and fellowship programs, over 400 residents, 300 full-time faculty, 550 voluntary attending physicians, 4,500 employees and 700 inpatient beds, Maimonides is one of the largest independent academic medical centers in the country.

At the Forefront of Medical Education

Medical education is constantly evolving. At Maimonides, we address these changes and continuously work to maintain the quality educational experience and environment we have always provided. For example, in recent years, we have recognized the need to train primary care physicians, while maintaining a broad spectrum of specialty training.

We have expanded our Medicine, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics & Gynecology programs to focus on primary care, allowing residents to obtain increased ambulatory training and continuity of care experience.

Maimionides Medical Education Programs Include:

Caring for Brooklyn's Diverse Communities for Over 100 Years

Maimonides was founded in 1911 as the New Utrecht Dispensary in the rural settlement of Brooklyn. Brooklyn would eventually become New York City’s largest borough and, with a population of over 2.6 million people, one of the largest cities in America. Nearly 50% of the residents in the communities we serve are foreign-born, so cultural sensitivity is vital, and our staff and committment reflect that understanding.

Our primary service area is southern Brooklyn, and includes Borough Park, Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Brighton Beach, Sunset Park and more. These neighborhoods are home to a diverse cross-section of communities with a broad range of healthcare needs. Maimonides has developed various initiatives to strengthen its primary care and specialty care services to address the diverse cultural needs of its patient population. The hospital has actively recruited physicians, nurses and clerical staff with a variety of linguistic skills and cultural backgrounds to encourage effective cross-cultural communication.

Choose Maimonides for the next step in your medical education

As strides are being made toward a more integrated healthcare delivery system, we are at the threshold of an exciting period in American healthcare. At Maimonides, we challenge you to take with us these important steps in your training experience. We offer you an opportunity to learn in an environment that encourages professional and personal growth and equips you to be an expert practitioner in your chosen specialty.

Maimonides makes it a priority to provide quality education and training to ensure that Brooklyn has a continuous and adequate supply of physicians and other healthcare professionals. This sense of continuity of service is a source of pride, distinguishing Maimonides as a hospital that remains committed to its history of dedication to service.