Program Director Letter - Internal Medicine Residency
My name is Dr. Teshome Tegene. Thank you for visiting our site. We are located in Largo, a suburb of Washington, DC.
The program provides intensive exposure to the practice of Internal Medicine and prepares our graduates for a wide variety of careers in medicine. During training, residents are encouraged to think critically about important clinical and research issues in medicine, while gaining experience by taking care of patients in inpatient and ambulatory settings under supervision.
The education and wellbeing of our residents is the core focus of our program. Our residency program has a total of 42 residents, of which 36 are categorical and 6 are preliminary residents. In addition to our internal medicine residents, psychiatry residents from St. Elizabeth Hospital, and medical students from Ross University rotate through our program. This gives our residents a very good opportunity to teach the medical students.
Almost all of the inpatient rotation, including subspecialties, is done in our new state-of-the-art Medical Center, except for a month or two when residents are allowed to do outside electives at area affiliate hospitals. The outpatient rotation is primarily done in the residents-run clinic in a segregated area inside the Medical Center in Largo, MD.
We have didactic lectures one or two times a day during the weekdays which are given by faculty, hospital personnel, outside speakers. Residents are expected to present at least one poster or quality improvement project during their residency. The Research Director and the faculty are excellent resources.
Our graduates are well prepared for careers in the practice of general internal medicine as well as for joining subspecialty fellowship programs. This is partly due to the very diverse patient and pathology that residents are able to see and manage.
In addition to the excellent education aspect, it is the camaraderie and spirit of our diverse residents and faculty which makes our residency program unique. Over the past decade our faculty and residents comprised of graduates of more than 60 different medical schools, and come from very diverse ethnic, cultural, and geographic backgrounds.