The Akron General Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Programs are approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Board of Internal Medicine. Ten (10) Categorical Internal Medicine (3-year program) and four (4) Preliminary (1-year program) positions are available. Residents are Board eligible for certification in Internal Medicine upon completion of the Categorical program.
Teaching Modalities:Direct patient care, teaching rounds, conferences (formal lectures, case presentations, morbidity/mortality conferences and topics in basic science, pathology, radiology, medical ethics and practice management), monthly journal club, research, as well as monthly Board Review sessions.
Ambulatory patient care is provided by the Internal Medicine Center of Akron (IMCA) where resident continuity clinics are held. In addition, residents spend time in the private offices of internists and subspecialists as part of their ambulatory training.
All of our teaching faculty are Board-certified in their specialty.
Training facilities include the Heart & Vascular Center, the first accredited Chest Pain Center in Summit County (PCI, Level 3 certified in diagnostic testing, treatment and research); The McDowell Cancer Center (the largest inpatient unit in the area) providing patients with access to the newest therapies, diagnostics, and surgical techniques to minimize side effects and improve outcomes; The Simulation Center providing our residents and students with a state-of-the-art venue for simulation in a broad spectrum of applications. Hands-on simulation helps teams and individuals develop preparedness and insight that is best learned and practiced in realistic conditions. This translates into improved real-world communication, collaboration, teamwork, and crisis management. Additional training opportunities include our Hemodialysis Unit, Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber, Wound Center, Neuroscience Institute, Endoscopy Lab, Pulmonary Function Lab, Respiratory Therapy and Sleep Lab as well as MRI, CT, Pet Scanning and Ultrasonography.
The first Primary Stroke Center in the area designated by the Joint Commission with active reperfusion and stroke team protocols allows Akron General to serve as a regional referral center for many area hospitals.
Research participation is required during the three-year program. A formal research curriculum includes protected research time and opportunities for funding to support resident research. A full-time, doctoral-prepared (PhD) scientist in the Department of Medicine works with each resident individually to provide education in research methodology and provide guidance throughout the research process. Additional resources are available from the Kenneth Calhoun Research Laboratory. Each year, many of our residents are selected for presentations at local, state and/or national meetings, or have their work published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Involvement in our research program has been instrumental in the successful Fellowship placement of many our residents.
Akron General Medical Center has been named one of NorthCoast 99's best places to work for ten years in a row.
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