Healthcare education is just one way that we make a lasting impact on our patients’ lives. It’s rewarding to share knowledge that empowers parents to make good decisions to help grow healthier, stronger families.Claudia Batista Santos
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NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP) is home to pharmacists, clinical lab technologists, physical therapists, social workers, and more—all dedicated to providing the highest level of patient care. Every day, we lend our voices, skills, and knowledge to putting patients first. Every day, we make amazing things possible.
Clinical Laboratory Professionals
This team is at the forefront of their fields. Our highly skilled histotechnologists, cytotechnologists, and clinical lab technologists position us as a leader in the fields of molecular diagnostics, cytogenetics, transfusion medicine, clinical laboratory testing services, and more.
Entering our facilities means utilizing some of the most sophisticated equipment in the world. Our Central Laboratory is proud of its advanced “islands of automation.” We adopt the most modern approaches to quality improvement, including the reduction of error rate through effective automation, all overseen by knowledgeable and dedicated scientists. We use advanced biomedical technology and manual methods to perform testing on tissue, blood and body fluids. We are generating important data, monitoring testing quality and consulting with other members of the healthcare team as partners to physicians treating patients.
Emergency Medical Services
NewYork-Presbyterian Emergency Medical Services (NYP-EMS) forms part of New York City’s 911 system, providing emergency and nonemergency ambulance services to patients in the New York tristate area and beyond.
Our EMS teams work with a number of agencies to conduct emergency planning and preparedness activities, as well as cooperate and collaborate with the Greater New York Hospital Association on issues involving hospital-based emergency medical services. In addition, NYP Emergency Management oversees our emergency preparedness and mitigation.
New and unique to NewYork-Presbyterian are our Mobile Stroke Treatment Units (MSTU) that bring our leading research and treatment to the streets and the people who need it fast. MSTUs, of which there are three are equipped with a CT scanner on board, specialized medical staff, direct communication with specialist physicians, and lifesaving medication.
Our Registered Dietitians’ impact goes far beyond diet and into the realm of preventive care. We educate patients on how to best use nutrition as a component of their therapy as we collaborate closely with our colleagues in Food Services.
Our collegial, consultant-like approach fosters an environment where we never stop learning. Opportunities and tools to learn and present are extensive, and include nutrition grand rounds, CPEU in-services, conferences and seminars, professional memberships, and more.
Dietetic Internship Program
Registered dietitians serve as faculty for our Dietetic Internship Program. This program is fully integrated across our hospitals, with clinical rotations at each site designed to broaden interns' perspectives of patient care and operations. Additionally, dietetic interns attend a variety of professional meetings, medical rounds, and conferences within NewYork-Presbyterian and New York City.
NYP’s pharmacy department is home to hundreds of pharmacists and staff members assigned to specific units. We continually embrace visionary thinking, thoughtful management, and new technology to maintain NYP’s distinction as a leader in clinical excellence.
All pharmacy colleagues are trained by our own experts. We also provide generous tuition reimbursement for individual study, our own Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) programs, and an extensive orientation and ongoing training program.
Pharmacy Practice Residency
Our Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY-1) pharmacy residency program is an ASHP-accredited, 12-month rotational program designed to provide pharmacy professionals with the knowledge and skills required to become leading clinicians in a dynamic healthcare field.
Pharmacy Specialty Residency
The pharmacy specialty residency programs enhance experience within a selected clinical specialty. We currently offer three PGY-2 pharmacy residency positions in Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, and Solid Organ Transplantation.
Pharmacy Internship Program
Pharmacy interns train full time for one month during the day shift, working under the supervision of pharmacists to compound and dispense pharmaceuticals for safe and appropriate patient use. All interns must be in their third year of graduate-level study, currently enrolled in an accredited school of pharmacy, and possess a New York State Pharmacy Intern Permit.
Physician Assistant (PA)
From maintaining a 24/7 presence on the floor to utilizing advanced equipment and processes, including advanced robotics, our PAs have the autonomy, flexibility, and tools they need to deliver world-class care. NewYork-Presbyterian offers paid CME days to satisfy intellectual curiosity and compliance, as well as support professional development.
Weill Cornell Medical College PA Program
This prestigious program offers students the opportunity to apply the foundations of medicine to patient care in a variety of practice settings and develop research skills to incorporate new medical methodologies into clinical practice. The 26-month curriculum is conducted through the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences.
Our radiology technologists (RTs) are pioneers in the advanced methods of imaging and work at the cutting edge of practice and research. Recent improvements and expansions in radiology at NYP include the addition of a third magnet for many MRI scanners, new digital radiology and multipurpose rooms, and a new Interventional Neuroradiology suite housing two digital dual-plane suites and one single-plane. NYP is a national MR-guided, focused ultrasound research site, with our RTs, physicians and physicists leading the way in the development of this procedure, and we are the first in the world to have a GE High-Definition CT imaging suite.
We offer one of the largest and longest-standing rehabilitation programs in the nation, as well as one of the largest rehabilitation teaching hospitals in the country. Many professionals join us to explore the full spectrum of patient populations, from those recovering from major life events such as strokes, cardiac surgeries, and organ transplants, to those needing orthopedic, spine, and neurological rehabilitation.
Our respiratory therapists (RTs) work with a myriad of diverse therapies, employing techniques and equipment you just won’t see in other health systems. Our cardiothoracic team are skilled in the use of nitric oxide and are trained to perform endotracheal intubations and high-flow therapies, including heliox therapy. Our breakthrough work with oscillating ventilators and High Frequency Percussive Ventilation is highly esteemed, and we pride ourselves on our expertise in weening patients off mechanical ventilation.
Our advanced practice in respiratory therapy is renowned on a local, state, and global level. NYP-Brooklyn Methodist Hospital is one of 12 acute hospitals in the nation to receive the AARC Apex Award for continued demonstration of advanced practices—and is the only hospital in New York City to be recognized.
With over 75 years of leadership in social work practice, education, and research, our responsibilities extend far beyond traditional discharge planning and end-of-life care. We partner across the full spectrum of specialties to assist patients of all ages, working in key areas including HIV/AIDS, cancer, cardiac, epilepsy, and burn. We also provide care and support in psychiatry and transplant therapy.
Social Work Intern Program
This in-depth program covers topics to assist trainees and support the supervising professional through education, training, and development.