As a community teaching hospital with a mission that incorporates education and research, the hospital’s ability to provide trusted expertise rests in continuous learning and professional development. This is how we maintain and grow that expertise along with a reputation for delivering a high level of care that enables our community to get the medical service they need – close to home.
We empower our physicians with educational opportunities that enable them to advance their expertise while learning how to better serve the diverse needs of our patients. Our Continuing Medical Education program offers a robust schedule of education sessions across most specialties and sub-specialties, plus special events throughout the year.
The CME program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens has enjoyed continuous full accreditation from the Medical Society of the State of New York since 1978. The CME program was recently granted the rare honor of accreditation for an additional four years.
Our staff educational efforts extend to physicians-in-training as well. In 2006, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education programs granted the hospital’s Graduate Medical Education program full three-year re-accreditation. Today, NYP/Queens is the largest off-site teaching facility for Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Our graduate medical education program includes medical, surgical and dental residents hailing from all over the world. Many of them go on to join the hospital staff, establish a medical practice of their own in Queens or within the region, or continue their training in a specialty or another area of medicine.
In 2007,the hospital opened a patient simulation lab that is modeled after a hospital room. We have achieved much success training our residents and faculty with our “SimMan,” a human model simulator. After observing the benefits for adult care, we added “SimBaby,” a computerized mannequin of an infant that is designed to prepare staff and residents for the challenges of airway management and other medical emergencies.The lab includes an observation room for instructors and students to review training scenarios in progress.
The Eugene & Theresa Lang Center for Research and Education is at the forefront of translating information gained from research into improvements in patient care and community health. We accomplish this through original research, as well as by participation in clinical studies managed by government, industry and foundations.
NYP/Queens has 120 ongoing research protocols– a depth and breadth of clinical investigation designed to create advanced treatments in diverse disease states such as high-blood pressure, kidney disease, HIV/AIDS, cancer and heart failure; in fields ranging from radiation oncology to pediatrics and obstetrics.
The hospital's Health Education Library is responsible for supplying needed and requested information for researchers, physicians, residents, nurses and all patient care staff. We order interlibrary loans of books and articles as well as carrying subscriptions to both print and online journals and databases.
The librarians and other staff assist patrons with computer and scanner use and train on searching techniques and PowerPoint assistance. The librarians are members of various educational committees within the hospital and purchase updated materials to meet the ongoing needs of the hospital.
NYP/Queens has a fully Computerized Patient Simulation Center. The NYP/Queens Sim Lab is designed to help improve patient care and reduce medical errors. The Sim Lab is on the cutting edge of teaching technology and specializes in team management training.
Our employee education program is expanding each year, through NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens College – a corporate college that aims to provide all hospital employees with an educational basis for better serving our multi-cultural patient community and each other.
The College created a Computer Institute to help train our employees on computers and new systems.
Our hospital offers certification training in reiki, which is a Japanese technique based on the principle that improving our sense of “balance” is a key way to promote better health. Reiki treatment is designed to provide relaxation and healing, which is especially beneficial for patients wanting to alleviate side effects of medical treatment, or who simply want to promote their well-being.
Six Sigma is a highly regarded quality improvement process used by General Electric and other world-famous companies, including NYP/Queens. By utilizing the Six Sigma process, it helps us generate significant performance efficiencies in areas ranging from billing and medication management, to patient safety and customer service.