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Internal Medicine Residency

East Liverpool Health System, a non-profit 152 bed facility, offers a 3 year Internal Medicine Residency program that operates in compliance with the standards of the American College of Osteopathic Internists. The program is architected to produce competent hospitalists and primary care physicians that can succeed in hospital and ambulatory settings.

About the Program

The program is operated utilizing the traditional Osteopathic one-on-one model, with the resident receiving training by the attending physician. As your experience progresses, you will be granted greater autonomy and responsibility and experience hands-on patient care. Your curriculum will have an academic focus that prepares you for the internal medicine boards. Your educational objectives are met utilizing direct patient care and a lecture-based didactics series. Typical didactic activities include weekly block schedules completely overseen by the attending physician, weekly Internal Medicine Board Review and the monthly Internal Medicine Journal Club.

Program Highlights

  • Internal medicine residents mentor rotating medical students from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • In-house call schedule: 4 overnight calls per month and one weekend call per month
  • Ambulatory Care Clinic generates interaction with patients for each resident for one half day per week
  • Each resident is provided with funding to attend the ACOI Convention and Scientific session and the ACOI board review course in addition to the educational stipend
  • A generous meal allowance is provided

Gaining Experience

Your involvement in direct patient care will enable your proficiency with arterial line placement, triple lumen catheters, and PICC line placement and your training will include endotracheal intubation, cardiac stress, testing thoracentesis, paracentesis, ventilator management, and EKG interpretation.

Primary Care Track

The primary care track is intended for those people that want to pursue ambulatory medicine. The ambulatory component of your residency is achieved through a clinic setting, which enables residents to develop their own panel of patients. The clinic is equipped with EMR and the residents are granted greater autonomy throughout the clinical experience.

Hospitalist Track

The hospitalist track places special emphasis on inpatient medicine and prepares residents for careers as hospitalist physicians or for planned fellowships. You will learn from experienced surgeons and gain exposure to general, thoracic and gynecological surgeries and GI procedures.