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Since its founding in 1883, Lutheran Medical Center , a nationally recognized community teaching hospital, has been committed to preparing the outstanding physicians of the future. As part of our commitment to educational excellence, we provide each of our residents with a high level of academic, professional, and personal support. We are proud of the supportive environment we foster, allowing each resident to concentrate on his or her studies from day one.

The Lutheran HealthCare system educates our residents in the most respected traditions of medicine, as well as the most advanced trends in medical technology and innovative health care delivery, including managed care, alternate-site ambulatory health care, preventative medicine, and culturally diverse community health. Lutheran training programs embrace contemporary clinical practice in a variety of settings, from our sophisticated ICUs to our satellite network of ambulatory care centers. Lutheran HealthCare offers a model of comprehensive healthcare delivery that ensures access to high-quality care and promotes well-being within the context of family and community. Lutheran is a major teaching affiliate-and its Director of Medical Education serves as Clinical Associate Dean-of the State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center at Brooklyn, home of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Medicine.

Teaching faculty in the GME programs are chosen for their professional ability and commitment to teaching, medical education, and patient care, and are eligible for faculty appointment at the State University of New York Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn . Our residents have direct daily contact with board-certified physicians, including radiologists and pathologists, who are dedicated to educating physicians in clinical practice and research discovery. Moreover, Lutheran guides its residents throughout their clinical research pursuits and helps them choose a mode of professional practice that is right for each individual.

Our commitment to excellence goes beyond education in the basic scientific principles of academic medicine. Each of our residents benefits from an intensive orientation and individualized curriculum. We counsel residents about the many professional practice opportunities available today, nationally and within our own regional health system. Lutheran-trained physicians are thus fully prepared to meet the challenges of change in American health care, whether they work in private practice, for managed care organizations, or within large academic medical institutions.

Lutheran is a sophisticated, dynamic, people-oriented health care system located in a vibrant, culturally diverse urban area. We look forward to helping you launch a professionally and personally rewarding medical career.

Lutheran HealthCare Is:

  • Lutheran Medical Center, a 476-bed hospital
  • Augustana Nursing Home, a 240-bed facility
  • Health Plus managed care program
  • Lutheran Family Health Networks, one of the largest, most comprehensive Section 330-funded Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) networks in the nation.



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