Robert Schiller, MD

Andreas Cohrssen, MD

Dear Prospective Residency Applicant,

Welcome to the exciting world of Family Medicine in New York City. The Beth Israel Residency Program in Urban Family Medicine offers an innovative training program for those searching for a way to make a difference. We are committed to caring for the urban under served by providing a full spectrum of care to our community. We are the first family medicine training program in Manhattan, the only program affiliated with an independent (freestanding) Department of Family Medicine and the only Department of Family Medicine at a Manhattan medical center. We provide our residents with the tools, skills, and vision necessary to become excellent clinicians and healers.

As the financial capital of the world, New York City has been a safe harbor for waves of immigrants, creating a rich fabric of diverse neighborhoods. We serve a broad array of patients spanning all cultures, ages, and socioeconomic groups and our residents serve as unyielding advocates for our patients' health. Our patients include families, teens, working professionals, and retirees from the middle class to those without adequate health insurance. Such diversity lends itself to providing our residents with a growing comfort with a variety of disease processes and different world views.

We offer you the opportunity to reinvigorate and reinvent healthcare in New York City as a resident in our program. Come join us in our exciting adventure.


Robert Schiller, MD
Chair, Alfred and Gail Engelberg Department of Family Medicine
Vice President, The Institute for Family Health
Andreas Cohrssen, MD
Program Director, Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Medicine,
Beth Israel Medical Center