Senior Year

The last year of residency is spent refining and synthesizing the many skills acquired over the past 2 years, teaching students, interns and fellow residents, and preparing for entry into further training or the work force.


PGY-3 (also known as Senior) residents lead the inpatient cardiology and general medicine services, function as the medical consults for other services within the Medical Center, and return to daily direct patient care with a Hospitalist-style rotation.


Eight to ten weeks are spent on outpatient rotations. During the outpatient time, as well as on a dedicated two week rotation, senior residents engage in a curriculum focused on teaching residents how to teach through lectures and feedback sessions to medical students and interns.

From Our Residents

Residency at Columbia has given me the opportunity to be part of a system that welcomes diversity and quickly makes you feel at home. It has certainly been a privilege to work in a setting that fosters underserved communities and mediates exposure to treat a wide array of disease in a challenging learning environment driven towards growth as well-rounded physicians while providing high quality patient care.

- Dennis De León, MD 


  University of Puerto Rico 

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