Letter from the Program Director - Internal Medicine Residency
Thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine training programs at the University of Maryland. We offer several tracks:
- 3-year categorical IM
- Research Pathway with 2 years IM followed by fellowship as physician scientist
- 1-year preliminary IM
- International Scholars (categorical and preliminary) - Only for SACM sponsored candidates
- 4-year Med-Peds
- 5-year EMIM with optional Critical Care fellowship
Our residents participate in a well-rounded curriculum with an excellent balance of ambulatory and inpatient experiences under the supervision of expert faculty. Residents receive training in evidence based medicine, epidemiology, teaching and team management skills, ethics, palliative care, business of medicine and a cost consciousness approach to clinical practice along with simulation and ultrasound sessions. With a schedule that emphasizes wellness, is structured in an X+Y format and has dedicated conference time, our residents have ample opportunity time for friends and family. They are part of an enthusiastic educational environment designed to enhance academic curiosity, foster excellence in clinical and teaching skills and promote research.
We are committed to recruiting a diverse group of residents to train in a welcoming and inclusive environment and are proud to serve and care for the people of Baltimore and address health care disparities. Residents and faculty who serve on our Diversity Council enhance our curricula in diversity and inclusion and develop community engagement in West Baltimore. Residents assess their patients' social determinants of health and can rotate in community health centers, such as Health Care for the Homeless. By training in a tertiary care academic center, VA, community hospital and at a variety of ambulatory sites, our residents develop skills to care for patients with a broad mix of illnesses and socioeconomic backgrounds in a multiplicity of clinical settings.
Residents receive early and ongoing mentoring as they advance in their career goals. Annual educational retreats along with workshops throughout the year cover topics such as career timelines, collaborative research projects, applying and interviewing for fellowships, creating an academic CV, and applying for hospital medicine and primary care jobs, among others.
Our graduates have a reputation for being of high quality and are actively sought by fellowship programs throughout the country and by hospitalist programs and private practices. Our track record in securing top fellowship positions is outstanding. Most of our graduates who enter primary care or hospital medicine stay within the local area or region, often becoming preceptors and mentors for future generations of Maryland students and residents.
A wonderful strength of our program is the camaraderie among our residents. Their spirit and enthusiasm are evident in their interactions at conferences, mutual support in their clinical work and friendships outside the hospital. They truly are the joy of our Department.
I invite you to tour the rest of our web site and submit an ERAS application to the University of Maryland. I look forward to meeting you and to talking to you about your interests.
Susan D. Wolfsthal, M.D.
Celeste L. Woodward Professor in Humanitarian and Ethical Practice
Associate Chair for Education
Director, Residency Training Program