department of medicine
Internal Medicine Residency Program
The categorical internal medicine program at Temple University is a three-year experience that provides house staff with opportunities to assume ever-increasing levels of responsibility as their years of training advance. The mission of the Residency Program is to develop master clinicians with the skills necessary to become leaders in medical education, research, and service in a variety of health related fields.
The clinical care provided by our graduates will be patient-centered, compassionate, respectful, and grounded in a broad base of knowledge that is constantly updated with current literature. Our graduates will be independent and critical thinkers sufficiently adaptable to care for diverse patients in diverse settings.
Our Program is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of the North Philadelphia community we serve. The organization of medical education in America is rapidly changing. We will embrace this change and adapt to it while still promoting the core values of ownership, responsibility, professionalism, and patient-centered care.
First year residents spend 1-2 months in intensive care unit rotations; 3-4 months in inpatient general medicine ward experiences; 1 month each in the Emergency Department, and Intern Night Float. There are 2-3 additional months for elective rotations. Every 5th week categorical interns will have ambulatory continuity clinic. (see 4+ 1 block structure)
Primary responsibilities include:
1. Direct care for an average of 6 to 8 patients but no more than 10 patients on the general wards and 4 to 6 in the ICUs, including all order writing, test ordering, relevant procedures and documentation
2. Providing continuous primary care to a panel of between 20 and 30 outpatients through their continuity practices
3. Attending departmental conferences, including intern report, and inpatient and outpatient management conferences
Primary responsibilities include:
1. Supervision for 1 intern and thus indirect care for an average of 7 to 8 patients but no more than 14 patients on the general wards
2. Supervision of 1 to 2 medical students each month, including modeling and teaching oral presentation and documentation skills, as well as history taking and physical exam skills
3. Mastery of the organizational skills necessary to manage an inpatient team or a consult service
4. Providing continuous primary care to a panel of between 40 and 50 outpatients through their continuity practices
5. Ensuring that department work hour policies are met
6. Attending a minimum of the required departmental conferences, including grand rounds, resident report, and inpatient and outpatient management conferences
We offer unlinked preliminary medicine positions each year via the NRMP. Applications are accepted via ERAS.
The schedule for participants in the preliminary program is nearly identical to that of a categorical medicine intern, including 2-3 months of electives, one month of emergency medicine, and 1-2 months of night rotations. The preliminary intern does not follow the 4+1 ambulatory model as they do not have continuity clinic. Instead, preliminary interns follow an 8+ 2 structure, in which 8 weeks of core residency rotations are followed by 2 weeks of elective time. Combined with our vibrant program curriculum and diverse patient population, participants are assured of receiving an outstanding year of education before proceeding into their chosen career.
Primary Care Program
Our very successful primary care program has been in existence now for 6 years. Interview dates will be the same as for other applicants but a time will be set aside at the end of the day for additional information about the program.
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