The Learning Environment

As a teaching hospital with a diverse register of medical specialties, WMC offers medical residency programs for as many as 340 physicians seeking specialty training. The New York Medical College offers a setting rich in opportunities for learning, providing training for skilled professionals in all medical specialties, technologies, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology, radiology, respiratory care, and public administration. In the same way our Department of Chaplaincy Services offers Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) for clergy, seminarians, lay-leaders, and persons interested in professional ministry or honing their pastoral care and counseling skills. Our students learn in small intense groups from an experienced based approach wherein the people they serve become their teachers through a disciplined and intentional reflection process. Students are challenged to work cross-culturally, inter-disciplinarily, and from an interfaith or inter-religious perspective.

The integrated approach to holistic patient care offers learners opportunities to tap into a network of interdisciplinary care-giving alliances. We combine a caring, patient/family-centered approach with the latest technology to provide each patient with the best possible health care experience. The characteristic constants in our history are growth, development geared to a single concern, enunciated in our Mission Statement: "To deliver the highest quality of professional and compassionate care, and in so doing, provide and maintain standards of excellence in its role as an educator of healthcare providers."