This June, the family medicine residency program at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center will graduate its first class of residents. One of the members of the inaugural class, London Muse MD, and alumni of New York Medical College, class of 2012, accepted a faculty position with NYMC Phelps Family Medicine Residency Program.
“From the beginning, a fundamental goal of our program has been to cultivate the best and brightest family physician leaders for our community through innovation and partnership,” says Shantie Harkisoon, MD, program director. “Dr. Muse has been an exceptional role model for the program and her passion and enthusiasm for family medicine bring a welcome addition to the team.”
“My love of teaching has been integral to my life since even before college, so being able to fulfill this passion while continuing to serve our community at Open Door and Phelps is a dream come true,” says Dr. Muse. “Believing so strongly in the future vision of this innovative program made my decision an easy one. I cannot thank Dr. Harkisoon and the entire residency faculty enough for allowing me to join their incredible team. Also thanks to everyone at Phelps who has taught, supported and inspired me to be the best physician I can be.”
The new residency program in Family Medicine received national accreditation in 2011 and was designed to help meet the growing shortage of primary care physicians in the U.S. and in Westchester County. The first such program to be established in New York State since 1995, the NYMC Phelps Family Medicine Residency Program is a collaboration between three major health institutions in Westchester County: New York Medical College, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center and Open Door Family Medical Centers.