Millman Participates in the Resident for a Day Program


Brooklyn - On Thursday, November 8, 2007 Assemblywoman Joan Millman took part in the Resident for a Day Program at Long Island College Hospital (LICH), which is the major teaching affiliate for the State University of New York Health Center at Brooklyn (SUNY-Downstate Medical Center). In addition to making rounds with residents, Assemblywoman Millman met with staff at the hospital to discuss the current issues facing residents and staff at LICH.

The hospital was the first medical school nationwide to include bedside teaching as a standard part of its curriculum, a method later adopted by medical schools across the country. The hospital also pioneered the use of both the stethoscope and anesthesia. Currently, the 516-bed facility has training programs for resident physicians in more than 20 specialties.

"Experiencing the duties of a resident at LICH allowed me to gain first-hand knowledge of the challenges facing them," said Assemblywoman Millman. "I thank the staff at LICH for inviting me to observe their training programs and I look forward to sharing my new understanding of these programs at LICH with my colleagues."