Published on January 12, 2015

Stamford Hospital Values Medical Education

It is important to highlight all the remarkable activities in which our physicians and staff participate to further educate and inspire members of our professional staff.  Stamford Hospital has long been associated with medical education.  It is a serious and profound commitment, and we value the unique dimension teaching brings to our services as a community hospital—a rich, dynamic environment that only teaching hospitals possess.

Stamford Hospital is a proud member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and a major teaching affiliate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.   As a result, we serve as educators to all of Columbia’s students in their rotational assignments in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery, Critical Care Medicine, and Emergency Medicine.  As an integral part of their curriculum, medical students work closely with residents, and additionally have a structured educational curriculum of their own.

Our residency programs in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Surgery are highly respected, and the number and depth of these programs are at levels seldom found in a community hospital setting. Our primary goal has always been to develop superior clinical physicians who will have a broad knowledge of medicine, excellent technical skills, and be capable of mature, informed judgments.  In addition to our graduate medical education programs, which comprise the training of our residents, and the education of medical students on rotation from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Stamford Hospital sponsors many robust and informative continuing medical education programs providing valuable and current information for our inspired medical faculty and staff. Residents and students also attend these programs.   This enables physicians on our medical staff to regularly and continuously improve their academic and clinical knowledge and skills, indispensable to the performance of quality care they give to their patients.