Internal Medicine

About the Program

IM 2017 White Coat

The Internal Medicine Residency Program comprehensively trains residents in general medicine, intensive care and all medicine subspecialties. Unique opportunities in further specialized fields are available at Stony Brook University Hospital, which allows for exclusive educational opportunities. Outpatient clinic duties are provided to meet with ACGME guidelines and prepares residents for community care. Overall, the program has been assembled to prepare physicians for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) examination.

Diverse pathology is seen here on Eastern Long Island and is often encountered by residents, including such diseases as tick born illnesses and hantavirus infection. All common diseases and illnesses are seen at high frequency allowing trainees to comfortably manage patients without direct attending oversight.

Resident autonomy is a common benefit cited by graduating internal medicine residents. Due to the relatively small class of residents per year, residents are often seen and remembered based on their performance. Once a reputation has been established with attending physicians, residents are allowed to manage patients under close supervision by attendings.

Attending accessibility is upheld 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No matter the situation, residents feel well-supported and nurtured as they train to be leading physicians in the community. Communication with subspecialists is maintained simply and are used as teaching opportunities for house staff.

Twelve-hour shifts are implemented in order to eliminate twenty-four hour call for both interns and residents. This allows for continuous medical education and training without interruptions from fatigue and trainee unwellness.

Program Director

Heidi Roppelt, MD
(631) 726-0409, x119


Stefania Salzman
Residency Program Coordinator, Internal Medicine
(631) 726-0409, ext. 126