Internal Medicine Residency
The Interfaith Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Training Program continues to attract superior candidates from all over the world. The median USMLE Step 2 CK score of our entering class of 28 is 231 and is clearly competitive with any other program. Our running three-year American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Board pass rate is 95%, among the highest in the nation. Our residents' marks on the National In-Training Exam are consistently above the national average and increase by PGY level. This test is taken by almost every Medical resident in the nation and is marked by PGY level so that residents and programs can judge how well they stack up against every other internal medicine training program. Every resident who starts our program and stays for three years becomes Board eligible and all get jobs easily. During their training, despite being extremely busy, many residents do clinical research and write abstracts that are published and/or presented as posters and papers at local and national meetings. Lastly and most importantly, all our residents report back to us after starting work that they have been very well prepared for the practice of medicine and that their training was superior to that of other physicians with whom they have worked.
Our Internal Medicine residency training program is certified by the ACGME and is 3 years long. It is not pyramidal; anyone who enters our program is assured of a full three years training. Our program will offer 27 residency positions for the academic year starting 7/1/2014. We do not offer preliminary residency positions. We participate in ERAS (Electronic Residency Application System) and all applications must be submitted via ERAS; paper applications will not be considered. We require three letters of recommendation submitted via ERAS as well as USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 results. International medical graduates (IMGs) will need an ECFMG certificate, US citizenship, permanent residency (green card), a J-1 visa, or an H-1 visa to apply. Our interview period will start in October 2013.
Our hospital is a community-based institution that has a completely electronic medical records system accessible at any computer within the hospital and also via hand-held devices such as tablet computers and smartphones. We have 37 faculty members; 21 are full-time and 16 part-time. The average work week during the first year of residency is 67 hours/week and the average number of 24-hour off duty periods per week during the first year is 1.5. We utilize a night float system for night coverage by our residents.
Our teaching program has a strong formal educational component with 10 hours/week of scheduled lectures and conferences. 35-50% of residency training occurs in an out-patient setting. We have a formal mentoring program, programs to foster interdisciplinary interactions, and continuous quality improvement training. We also provide a lecture series on the economics of health care systems. Lastly, we offer an optional research rotation. Residents' progress is evaluated using yearly, national, specialty in-service examinations, patient surveys, a portfolio system, 360 degree evaluations, and an OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations).
Benefits include an allowance for professional expenses, leave for educational meetings/conferences, an on-call meal allowance, PDAs, and cross coverage in case of illness/disability. We also offer extensive medical insurance benefits fully paid for by the institution. Medical coverage begins when a resident starts in the program.
For any questions regarding the program please email us.
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