Medical Residents Want Peninsula Hospital in NY to Lose Teaching Status

Physicians-in-training at Peninsula Hospital in New York are urging a governing body to revoke the hospital's credentials as a teaching facility, according to a New York Daily News report.

The 78 residents are planning their "mutiny" from the hospital as a court-appointed overseer at the hospital seeks to lay them off as part of a cost-cutting strategy. Physicians said being laid off in the midst of their medical education would interfere with their school loans, career plans and training schedule.

"We're trying to jump ship because the ship is sinking," one third-year resident said in the news report. "Now we're really in a bind where our education is in jeopardy."

The American Osteopathic Association, the organization residents are urging to revoke Peninsula's teaching status, is sending representatives from their headquarters in Chicago to meet with Peninsula officials today.

If the residents are laid off, Peninsula would keep the funding dollars provided by the federal government.

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