Thank you so much for being interested in our Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center in Largo, MD, a suburb of Washington, DC. The facility consists of the following:

  • A 205-bed acute care teaching hospital
  • 32 state-of-the-art intensive care unit beds
  • Two cardiac catheterization labs, one electrophysiology lab, two endoscopy suites, interventional radiology lab, eight operating suites including dedicated ORs for trauma, cardiac surgery, and ortho as well as a hybrid OR, a 41 bay emergency department, and a specialized procedure unit

We also operate as a level II trauma center, designated stroke center, cardiovascular center, and 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.

Our internal medicine residency program aims 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 comply 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 annually at the regional ACP DC Chapter. 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 via Webex or Zoom.

Almost all inpatient rotations occur in our hospital except for 1-2 months of outside electives. In addition to inpatient medicine, residents also receive training in ambulatory clinic medicine. All categorical residents follow a panel of patients over the three years at the residents-run UM Capital Region Health Medical Group, located in a segregated section of the Medical Center.

In addition to excellence in education, the camaraderie and spirit of our diverse residents and faculty make our program unique.

Over the past decade or two, UM Capital Region Medical Center's residents and faculty have comprised 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 our community's ethnic and cultural diversity and the patients we serve.

After passing the ABIM exam, about 30% of our graduates get into a fellowship program. In comparison, 60-70% become hospitalists (academic or regular) or primary care physicians in our area or further out in the country.

Contact Us

If you have questions about our Internal Medicine Residency Program, please get in touch with our Administrator, Angelique Norfles, at angelique.norfles@umm.edu