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News and briefs: Residents organize 'mutiny' at NY hospital

Residency Program Insider, March 27, 2012

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Residents at Peninsula Hospital Center in Queens, NY are encouraging the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to revoke Peninsula’s credentials as a teaching facility. A newly appointed trustee at the teaching hospital plans to lay off 78 residents in a cost-cutting maneuver, according to a recent New York Daily News article.

The “mutiny” is a protest by the at-risk residents, who say the layoffs will deal the residents and fellows of varying postgraduate years a considerable financial and professional blow.

The AOA sent members to Peninsula last week to meet with hospital officials following the outcry from residents, according to the article. The board of directors also scheduled an emergency meeting to discuss the situation.

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