The Office of Academic Affairs at Maimonides

The Office of Academic Affairs is the central administrative office that coordinates all graduate medical education (GME) activities for the  24  residency and fellowship programs, as well as all medical student clerkships at Maimonides Medical Center. The primary mission of the office is to ensure that all programs maintain a high standard of education and full accreditation by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or, for our osteopathic programs, by the American Osteopathic Association. Additionally, we ensure that GME is supported by the medical center in terms of funding, staffing, equipment, and teaching facilities.

Our office responsibilities include:

  • Annual new house staff orientation program in June
  • Approving applications for CME and maintaining CME provider accreditation with the New York State (NYS) Medical Society
  • Assistance with program recruitment
  • Compliance with state and ACGME regulations regarding resident duty hours
  • Faculty and resident development and resident employment functions
  • GME institutional policy and governance
  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) requirements
  • Medical school and teaching hospital affiliations
  • Medical student electives
  • Program development
  • Residency program accreditation reviews


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