Strong community based orientation makes Gouverneur Healthcare Center another premier training site for the primary care medicine house staff. Eight internists participate as preceptors and teachers for 24 NYU School of Medicine Primary Care residents who spend more than half of their outpatient clinical training at Gouverneur and its community sites/initiatives addressing the needs of a largely Asian and Hispanic population.
As an ambulatory care clerkship site, Gouverneur hosts third- and fourth-year medical students, for a month-long rotation of four days a week. Nine faculty, two GIM fellows, and two primary care chief residents serve as preceptors/mentors, guiding students in meeting individual objectives as they rotate through specialty clinics.
Gouverneur’s unique clinical initiatives include a Chronic Disease Initiative Project which aims to optimize glycemic control for adult diabetics, a smoking cessation program in four languages (English, Spanish, Cantonese, and Mandarin), and the Manhattan Breast Partnership which facilitates access to clinical breast examination, mammography and PAP smears for uninsured patients.