Internal Medicine Residency
Our Internal Medicine Residency Program is a three-year program that prepares resident physicians to successfully practice the specialty of Internal Medicine in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Graduates will be ready and eligible for national board certification from the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine (AOBIM) or American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).
The Internal Medicine Residency Program teaches residents how to evaluate and treat the common problems found in a diverse population of patients as well as diagnose and treat psychiatric problems, musculoskeletal problems, dermatological complaints, and functional disorders of the digestion, circulatory, endocrine or respiratory areas, to name a few.
Residents are afforded the opportunity to further develop and apply their skills in applying osteopathic manipulative medicine techniques. They work side-by-side with professional faculty and attending physicians as they follow patients in the hospital setting on the medicine floors, ICU/PCU, etc. This gives the residents extensive one-on-one training with the faculty.
All residents are required to participate in an Internal Medicine Primary Care Continuity Clinic, where they care for their own assigned panel of regional patients in an outpatient/ambulatory setting for the entire three years under the direct supervision of an clinic faculty.
This program is sponsored by Samaritan Medical Center and supported by Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). Its OPTI is Lake Erie Consortium for Osteopathic Medical Training (LECOMT). The three-year residency program meets all of the requirements set forth by the ACGME and is approved for 15 residents.
Why Choose Samaritan for Residency?
While all Internal Medicine residencies must meet Board requirements, there are some distinct differences in Samaritan’s program that enable us to stand apart from others. They are:
- A rural location that encompasses a population base of approximately 110,000 culturally-diverse patients;
- Great flexibility in rotations;
- A prestigious military installation nearby (Fort Drum/10th Mountain Division), with military physicians on staff to provide training, including a wide array of pathology, reflecting world-wide exposure;
- Electronic Medical Records system in place;
- Adherence to NYS Law 405, which limits the amount of work hours for the Internal Medicine Resident to 80 hours per week; and
- Daily lectures and conferences help you to further understand the management of common problems.
Curriculum & Electives
Since the Internal Medicine program at Samaritan Medical Center can be used in preparation for practice as a hospitalist, structured educational programs in the following areas will be provided utilizing review/quality management, mortality and morbidity reporting managed-care aspects of the hospitalized patient and infection control.
Rotation blocks in the Internal Medicine Residency:
|Internal Med 1 of 12||Internal Med 5 of 12||Internal Med 9 of 12|
|Internal Med 2 of 12||Internal Med 6 of 12||Internal Med 10 of 12|
|Internal Med 3 of 12||Internal Med 7 of 12||Internal Med 11 of 12|
|Internal Med 4 of 12||Internal Med 8 of 12||Internal Med 12 of 12|
|ICU/CCU/Pulm 1 of 3||Gastroenternology||ICU/CCU/Pulm 3 of 3|
|Cardiology 1 of 2||Oncology/ Hematology||Endocrinology|
|Women’s Health||Infectious Disease 1 of 2||Rheumatology|
|Emergency Medicine||Allergy/ Immunology||Infectious Disease 2 of 2|
|Radiology||Geriatrics||Cardiology 2 of 2|
|Ambulatory Scholarship in Medicine||ICU/CCU/Pulm 2 of 3||Elective|
|Clinic: 1/2 day clinic / wk unless on nights or PTO||Clinic: 1/2 day clinic / wk unless on nights or PTO||Clinic: 1/2 day clinic / wk unless on nights or PTO|
Allergy/Immunology, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otolaryngology, Podiatry, Pulmonary, and Urology
A minimum of 20% and a maximum of 40% of the program is to be spent in ambulatory rotations, including the continuing ambulatory experience. Rotations for the track are: office gynecology, ambulatory surgical subspecialties such as: orthopedics, ENT, urology, ophthalmology, psychiatry, adolescent medicine, substance abuse, disease prevention/wellness, geriatric medicine, community/epidemiology/public health, emergency medicine, allergy, dermatology, any medicine subspecialty in an ambulatory site, physical medicine, and vascular medicine.
Samaritan Medical Center participates in ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) for all of its programs. ERAS will transmit the applications, letters of recommendation, Deans’ letters, transcripts and all other supporting credentials from medical schools to residency programs via the Internet.
Once your electronic application has been received by the Program Director, you may be issued an invitation for an interview.