Our Preliminary Internal Medicine Residency is fully accredited
with commendation, with the longest possible accreditation cycle,
by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The
preliminary internal medicine residency offers a solid foundation
for subsequent training in ophthalmology, radiology, radiation
oncology, dermatology, anesthesiology, emergency medicine,
neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry, or
public health. For students unsure of their subsequent pathways
for training, it offers a well balanced PGY-1 experience.
The Preliminary Internal Medicine Residency consists of 13
four-week blocks, five general medicine, one night float, two
ICU/CCU, three electives, one emergency department, and one
ambulatory block. All in-hospital rotations have a night
float/short call/long call system. Electives may be taken on
campus at MedStar Harbor, or at any of our affiliates, including
Johns Hopkins, the University of Maryland, Georgetown University,
and the MedStar Washington Hospital Center. In addition,
residents may choose to do electives out of the region.
We emphasize refining patient care skills, learning to work as a
member of the healthcare team, and building medical knowledge.
The ability to focus on pertinent issues, prioritize, and work
efficiently and economically are emphasized at very interactive
conferences, directors' rounds and hospitalist rounds.
Conferences include our internal medicine lecture series and
case-based learning presentations, daily, Monday through Friday.
All residents receive a subscription to UpToDate and have an
Preliminary Internal Medicine Residents are sponsored to join the
American College of Physicians as Associate Members, fostering
the concept of lifelong learning. Weekly quizzes, as well as EKG,
dermatology, and radiology cases of the week are sent out to all
trainees over the Internet. Each learning enrichment exercise is
discussed with expert faculty in our case-based learning
conferences and subsequently the key teaching points are sent to
all learners via their e-mail. Preliminary Internal Medicine
Residents supervise two core internal medicine students. With
the assistance of a faculty mentor, the Preliminary Internal
Medicine Residents choose a particularly interesting patient and
develop a clinical vignette for presentation and publication at
the annual Maryland ACP Associates meeting. MedStar Harbor
Hospital Residents are well known in Baltimore for their academic
achievements and the quality of their leadership and teaching.
Bedside teaching is stressed. In the ICU, room-to-room
multidisciplinary rounds with our Board Certified intensivists
occur daily. The work week averages 60 to 65 hours on the general
medical floor and in the ICU. Night float work hours are 50 to 55
hours per week.
There are four weeks split between our pediatric and adult
medicine clinics adjacent to MedStar Harbor Hospital under the
supervision of our ambulatory faculty, Monday through Friday.
We have a very busy Emergency Department with a faculty that
enjoys teaching and learning with our residents. The resident
sees patients from all specialties. Wound management and
suturing are stressed. There are 16 ten-hour shifts in the
The sky is the limit, from excellent electives at MedStar Harbor
Hospital and other MedStar hospitals, as well as at our
affiliates, Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of
Maryland. Our Preliminary Internal Medicine Residents often do
electives outside the region.
You have the opportunity to grown in an academic
atmosphere with high expectations and great opportunities in a
friendly, supportive environment.