Letter from the Internal Medicine Residency Program Director

 

Thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine training programs at University of Maryland Prince Georges Hospital Center

We offer two training programs in the Department of Medicine:

  • 3-year categorical program in Internal Medicine – 12 positions available
  • 1-year preliminary program in Internal Medicine – 6 positions available

The goal of our residency program is to train physicians to become board-certified and capable of handling all aspects of the practice of internal medicine with finesse and aplomb.  To that end, we have set expectations and a curriculum for training in general internal medicine and the subspecialties according to the ACGME guidelines.

A dedicated core faculty fosters an atmosphere of academic curiosity, encouraging residents to use evidence-based medicine in their daily practice of medicine, as well as, in their case vignettes presented at local ACP and national meetings.  This, along with outstanding patient diversity and pathology, allows our residents to develop the skills to become excellent general internists or subspecialists.

Categorical residents will receive training in ambulatory, as well as, in-patient medicine with excellent continuity of care afforded by following their patients over the 3-year period from the ambulatory setting to the in-patient setting and vice versa. All categorical residents have their ambulatory experience at the out-patient setting located on the 2nd floor of the Gladys Spellman building, Cheverly. It is their role to assume responsibility as the primary care provider for their patients under the supervision of dedicated core faculty.

A work/life balance is achieved via a night float system.  This allows residents to finish accepting new admissions by 8:00 pm. Our program is also known for its atmosphere of collegiality among the residents, faculty and staff.

I invite you to tour the rest of our web site and submit an ERAS application to the University of Maryland Prince Georges Hospital Center. You can learn more about us by touring this site.  I look forward to meeting you.

Sincerely,

Teshome Tegene                           

Teshome Tegene, MD

Program Director, Internal Medicine

 

 

About the program.

 

The program provides intensive exposure to the practice of internal medicine and prepares 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 in inpatient and ambulatory settings.

Program graduates are well prepared for careers in the practice of general internal medicine, and may choose a career path in primary care or community medicine.

Abundant clinical and research resources exist throughout the Prince George’s community and many graduates pursue these opportunities through clinical subspecialty fellowship.

While the University of Maryland Prince Georges Hospital Center Internal Medicine Training Program embodies excellence in education, it is truly the camaraderie and spirit of our diverse house staff and the teaching faculty, which make this residency so special.

The Department of Medicine at University of Maryland Prince Georges Hospital Center offers a three-year program in internal medicine.

The Categorical Program provides core clinical training in internal medicine and meets the requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The department also provides training for interns completing a preliminary year before moving on to other specialties.

Over the past decade, the University of Maryland Prince Georges Hospital Center Medical Services house staff have been comprised of graduates of more than 60 different medical schools from around the globe.

House staff also come from diverse ethnic and geographic backgrounds.

The Department of Medicine is committed to recruiting, enrolling, and supporting a diverse group of residents who reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of our community and the patients we serve.

 

 

The Department of Medicine at University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center offers a three-year program in internal medicine. The Categorical Program provides core clinical training in internal medicine and meets the requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The department also provides training for interns completing a preliminary year before moving on to other specialties. Over the past decade, our residents have been comprised of graduates of more than 60 different medical schools from around the globe. The residents come from diverse ethnic and geographic backgrounds.  During the above rotations, the PGY-1 year is designed to allow residents to begin to make clinical decisions with careful supervision by senior level residents and attendings. 

 

As they progress through the year, they achieve more experience and skill, which allows them to act more independently.  The PGY2 and 3 residents have many common rotations and certain specific rotations. Senior residents report directly to their supervising attending. There is a PGY3 available in house at all times to assist PGY2 or PGY1 residents with their duties. At the third year level, residents are regularly the senior person on call and their attendings rely on their clinical evaluations. Their management skills are expanded by having had sufficient experience to make appropriate judgments concerning clinical problems under the supervision of an attending.  The below rotations are outlined specifically for our residency program.

Internal Medicine Residency Program Rotations

Year One

Orientation                     5 months

NIGHT FLOAT                  1 month 

ICU                                  2 months

AMBULATORY                  1 month 

SUBSPECIALITY                2 months

VACATION                       1 month 

ER (Prelims only)                 1 month 

 

Year Two

WARDS                            3 months

CARDIOLOGY                   2 months

ICU                                   2 months

SUBSPECIALITY                   2 months

AMBULATORY                   1 month 

OUTSIDE ELECTIVE             1 month 

VACATION                        1 month 

Year Three

WARDS                            1 month 

ICU                                  1 month 

CARDIOLOGY                     1 month 

ER                                    1 month 

SUBSPECIALITY                3 months

OUTSIDE AMBULATORY      2 months

OUTSIDE ELECTIVE           1 month 

VACATION                        1 month

NIGHT FLOAT                   1 month

 

House Staff

 

 

 

 

Internal Medicine Quicklinks

 

ABIM
American Board of Internal Medicine


ACLS-Net

Information on Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification


ACP-ASIM Online

Internal Medicine website maintained by the American College of Physicians


Center for Disease Control

Center for Disease Control website contains current medical information of worldwide impact


Community Resource Guide

Includes national, regional and local medical and non-medical resources.

 


ECG Wave Maven

This web-based ECG training program is free for public use. The site allows you to self-test your ability to read moderate to advanced ECG tracings.


 

MedScape Online Journal

Healthcare professional information resource maintained by WedMD



Standard History and Physical Format

Minimum Data required for all write-ups.


Society of General Internal Medicine

UPTODATE

Subscription-based clinical information resource


USA Mobility

Send text messages to resident pagers via the Internet.

 

Have Questions?

You’ve reached the right place.

Stephanie Davis is the program coordinator and knows the answer to just about every question related to the University of Maryland Prince Georges Hospital Center Residency program.

She is busy helping everybody so if you don’t reach her by phone the best way to contact her is by email.

Here is her contact information:

Stephanie Davis, Program Coordinator

Internal Medicine Residency Program

Prince George’s Hospital Center

3001 Hospital Drive Dept. of Med. 5th Floor

Cheverly, Maryland 20785

(301) 618-3776 office| (301) 618-2986 fax

email: impghc@dimensionshealth.org

 

 

FAQ's

 

1. What is your application deadline?

  •  We begin accepting applications September 1.
  •  The application deadline is December 1.
  • Applications for PGY-1 positions are only accepted via ERAS.
  • Unfortunately, due to volume we will not be able to grant interviews to all qualified applicants.

2. When are your interviews?

  • We begin interviewing MID November and continue until MID January.
  • Interview dates are subject to change and will be provided by the program coordinator upon invitation to interview.

3. Do you offer preliminary as well as categorical positions?

  • Yes, six preliminary and twelve categorical positions.

4. Do you hire outside of the NRMP match?

  • No

5. Do you offer visiting resident/medical student rotations?

  • We have clinical clerkship ONLY for affiliated medical schools.

6. Do you have a minimum USMLE score?

  • It is very difficult to give a specific number as the entire application is looked at.

7. How long can I be out of medical school and still apply to your program?

  • We prefer not more than 10 years, however the entirety of the clinical activities an applicant has been involved will be looked at.

8. Do you require US clinical experience?

  • We prefer clinical experience in the United States, so that there is an understanding of the medical language and the basics of the American Medical System.

9. Are there any special requirements for IMGs?

  • We require IMGs to ECFMG certified at the time of your application or far enough along in the application process that you will be eligible to participate in the main NRMP residency match.

10. What types of visas do you sponsor?

  • We sponsor J1 visas only.

11. How many IMGs are in your program?

  • We have 42 residents in our program and the majority of our current residents are IMGs.

12. Do you participate in the couples match?

  • No

13. Do you support ABIM research pathway?

  • No

14. What are the documents that need to be submitted with ERAS application?

  • ERAS common application form
  • USMLE score reports
  • Medical School transcript with grades (copy)
  • Personal Statement
  • Dean’s letter
  • 3 letters of recommendations

Medical school diploma (copy) if you have completed medical school at the time of application.