Welcome to Samaritan’s Internal Medicine Residency program webpage. We pride ourselves in providing an inclusive, supportive, and friendly learning environment that provides ample experiences to explore the wealth of opportunities that internal medicine training affords. Dedicated teaching faculty, as well as supportive medical, nursing and administrative leadership will guide you on your journey to becoming an exceptional internist.
On a personal note: Academia is the cornerstone of my career. After finishing my training in NY to become a board-certified physician in the U.S., my focus has been on the transformation of academic medicine and creating pathways for physicians to be excellent teachers and mentors for the new generation. I want to integrate clinical with academic medicine and, despite the burdens of clinical productivity, create ecosystems that foster research on a national and international level. I believe changing the world begins with someone, and that someone can be you.
As our resident, you will receive outstanding internal medicine training that prepares you for a career in primary care or hospital medicine, or for entering subspecialty fellowships. Our goal is to ensure that residents achieve clinical competence in a supportive family environment. We do this by creating the perfect balance of autonomy and supervision as well as education and workload. Our structured didactics are engaging, occur weekly, and accompany grand rounds on multiple subspecialties, which are given by dedicated subspecialists. We also help teach our residents to be great teachers by mentoring the medical students one-on-one. We strive for a culture of inquiry, developing in our residents the skills necessary for lifelong, self-directed learning.
As Program Director, I will be attentive to you, your development and well-being, and offer you a personalized approach for success and excellence. I look forward to sharing more about our program with you. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us.
— Asim Kichloo, MD, Internal Medicine Program Director
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.
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Our program stands out by offering:
- 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.
- Daily lectures and conferences help you to further understand the management of common problems.
Our 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. 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).
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.
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:
|Academic Medicine Inpatient 1 of 12||Academic Medicine Inpatient 5 of 12||Academic Medicine Inpatient 9 of 12|
|Academic Medicine Inpatient 2 of 12||Academic Medicine Inpatient 6 of 12||Academic Medicine Inpatient 10 of 12|
|Academic Medicine Inpatient 3 of 12||Academic Medicine Inpatient 7 of 12||Academic Medicine Inpatient 11 of 12|
|Academic Medicine Inpatient 4 of 12||Academic Medicine Inpatient 8 of 12||Academic Medicine Inpatient 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 Interventional 2 of 2|
|Ambulatory Scholarship in Medicine||ICU/CCU/Pulm 2 of 3||Pulmonary|
|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.