"Internal medicine encompasses the entire spectrum of disease. I loved learning about everything, so it was the best fit for me."
— Stephen J. Peterson, M.D.

Meet Stephen J. Peterson, M.D. , Chair of Medicine at New York Methodist Hospital.

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Internal Medicine Rotation Typical Schedule

During each year of training, the house officer assumes more and more responsibility for direct patient care.


  • General Medical rotations: 9 Months
  • Ambulatory Medicine: 1 Month
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: 1 Month
  • 1 month vacation


  • General Medical rotations: 3 Months
  • Ambulatory Medicine: 2 Months
  • Elective: 1 Month
  • Critical Care Units: 5 Months, divided among the ICU, Pulmonary StepDown and CCU.
  • 1 month vacation

PG 3

(Supervision, Resident Teaching, Service Consultation)
  • General Medicine rotations: 3 Months
  • Ambulatory Medicine: 2 Months
  • Emergency Medicine Department: 1 Month
  • Electives: 3 Months
  • Critical Care Unit: 2 Months
  • 1 month vacation

Note: The current rotation and coverage schedules are subject to change in accordance with Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education's (ACGME) new policies and regulations regarding resident duty hours.

Chief Residents

The chief residents are responsible for the administration and supervision of medical resident staff members and serve as liaison between the director of the department and the
resident staff members.


ACGME-accredited fellowship programs are currently available in the subspecialty areas of cardiology, interventional cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, hematology/oncology and pulmonary/critical care medicine.

Medical Students

Several major medical schools choose New York Methodist Hospital as a training site for their students. New York Methodist is a major clinical teaching site for students from St. George's University School of Medicine (Grenada), and Ross University (Dominica). We also have students rotate from the Weill Cornell Medical College, and the State University of New York/Downstate Medical Center. At any given time, second through fourth-year medical students are participating in patient care and academic programs. Our residents not
only have the opportunity to help train the next generation of physicians but also benefit from the teaching dynamic.


Through a collective bargaining agreement between New York Methodist Hospital and the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR), each resident is covered by the Voluntary Hospital Staff Benefits Plan. Representatives of the CIR will furnish information regarding the specific benefit plan provisions or you may contact the CIR Benefits Office directly.


Residents are entitled to four weeks of vacation per academic year.

Student Information


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