Joseph Ng, MDThank you for your interest in the Transitional Year Residency Program at Mather Hospital. Mather Hospital has upheld a culture of excellence since it opened its doors in 1929 as the first general hospital in the Town of Brookhaven. As Mather Hospital embraces changes in the healthcare demands of our community, you will be at the forefront of technology, leadership, innovation and growth.

Mather Hospital is also a preferred community hospital and has garnered multiple awards including Overall Recommended Care by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, multiple “A” ratings from The Leapfrog Group, recognition as one of the best hospitals in the region by U.S. News & World Report and Continued Magnet Status.

As a pioneer in the region, Mather Hospital offers innovative services and programs. For example, we have partnered with North Shore Hematology and Oncology Associates to provide CyberKnife as one of the few centers in New York State and the third in Long Island to offer this specialized therapy. As a leader in healthcare, the hospital operates both 1.5 and 3.0 Tesla MRIs along with being one of the only community hospital-based 320-slice CT scanner on Long Island. Mather was also an early adopter of minimally invasive robotic surgery.

Mather Hospital offers 12 highly competitive PGY1 Transitional Year positions which will offer a well-rounded clinical experience. Aside from working closely with the Internal Medicine residency, Transitional Year residents will also have experiences in Radiology, Anesthesiology, Medical Informatics and Administrative Medicine. A personalized schedule will be created to prepare you for your specialty. You will finish your TY year with a strong knowledge base and clinical skills which will serve as a solid foundation for your career.

We have carefully designed our program to be sensitive to the needs of our trainees outside of medicine. The Transitional Year Residency program has been carefully crafted to be diverse. We also ensure sensitivity to the needs of our trainees outside of medicine. We recognize the need to address both fatigue and the lack of work/life balance and have created a supportive environment that enables residents to grow, not only as leaders in healthcare, but as participants in society. We encourage all of our residents to balance priorities between responsibilities as a physician and responsibilities to friends and family.

Once you embark on your journey, you will learn firsthand what it means to be a part of the community and family that is Mather Hospital. During your training you will find that Mather truly embodies its four pillars of core values; People, Service, Quality & Safety, and Innovation & Growth. You will see these values in the smiles of all those who walk the hallways and greet you with a good morning, the utmost respect that we give our patients and their families, and the new technologies and services that we offer our community.

When you complete your Transitional Year Residency you will have acquired strong clinical skills and a solid medical foundation based on the common program requirements and will be fully prepared for your career as a strong and compassionate physician.

We congratulate you on all your accomplishments and look forward to welcoming you to the Mather family.


Joseph Ng, MD