Internal Medicine Residency Program
Thank you for your interest in our Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center. It is located in Largo, MD a suburb of Washington, DC. We are a 205-bed acute care teaching hospital, with 32 state-of-the art intensive care unit beds, two cardiac catheterization labs, 1 electrophysiology lab, 2 endoscopy suites, interventional radiology lab, 8 operating suites including dedicated ORs for trauma, cardiac surgery, and ortho as well as a hybrid OR, a 41 bay emergency department, and a special procedure unit.
We also operate as a level II trauma center, designated stroke center and also has a cardiovascular center and a cardiac surgery program.
Our program offers two training tracks – a 3 year categorical track – 12 positions, and a one year preliminary track – 6 positions. In addition to our 42 internal medicine residents, psychiatry residents from St. Elizabeth hospital and medical students from Ross University rotate in our program.
The goal of our internal medicine residency program is to train physicians to become board certified and be capable of independently handling all aspects of internal medicine issues with finesse and aplomb. To that end, we have set expectations and a curriculum in general internal medicine and its subspecialties to be compliant with ACGME guidelines.
A dedicated faculty foster an atmosphere of academic curiosity, encouraging residents to use evidence based medicine in their daily practice of medicine. Our residents present clinical vignettes, quality improvement and research posters and podium presentations in our in-house scholarly activity day and at the regional ACP DC Chapter annually. They also present posters and publish articles at various national meetings and journals. The director of research and the faculty willingly help the residents attain these goals.
The residents get formal didactic lectures once or twice a day on weekdays. Because of COVID-19 all lectures are currently given via Webex or Zoom.
Almost all inpatient rotations take place in our hospital except for 1-2 months of outside elective. In addition to inpatient medicine, residents also receive training in ambulatory clinic medicine. All categorical residents follow a panel of patients over the 3 year period at the residents-run UM Capital Region Health Medical Group which is currently located in a segregated section of the Medical Center
In addition to the excellence in education, it is the camaraderie and spirit of our diverse residents and faculty that makes our program unique.
Over the past decade or two, UM Capital Region Medical Center's residents and faculty have been comprised of graduates from more than 60 different medical schools from around the globe. They also come from different ethnic and geographic backgrounds. The residency program is committed to recruiting a diverse group of residents who reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of our community and the patients we serve.
After passing the ABIM exam, about 30% of our graduates get into a fellowship program, while 60-70% go on to become hospitalists (academic or regular) or primary care physicians in our area or further out in the country.