Internal Medicine Residency
Internal Medicine Residency Program at UH Regional Hospitals Department of Medical Education
UH Regional Hospitals Department of Medical Education offers a three-year AOA/ACOI-accredited Internal Medicine Residency Program. The program is open to 18 residents in a 6-6-6 structure and provides an optimum balance of system-integrated academic and hands-on training.
Our internal medicine residents rotate at urban, suburban and rural University Hospitals facilities, as well as Hospice of the Western Reserve. Both UH Regional Hospitals campuses offer unique experiences in core Internal Medicine training. UH Richmond Medical Center is the primary site for Hospitalist teaching service. This is complemented by exposure to primary care internists at the UH Bedford Medical Center. There is also an opportunity for specialized rotations at University Hospitals’ tertiary facility, UH Cleveland Medical Center.
Additionally, a unique feature of this program is training in our UH critical access hospitals. One block each year is devoted to a “rural selective” in which interns are exposed to patients and medical/surgical health care environments in rural areas of northeast Ohio.
Residents participate in a wellness ambulatory medicine clinic one-half day per week, providing care to the poor and uninsured in the greater Cleveland area. Procedural competencies within the curriculum include endoscopy; ventilator management; and critical care procedures including central line placement, arterial catheterization, bedside ultrasound, thoracentesis and abdominal paracentesis. Residents are also active members of the Internal Medicine Department at UH Richmond Medical Center and are required to participate on various hospital committees.