Thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Akron General Medical Center. We offer nine Categorical Internal Medicine (3-year program) and four Preliminary Medicine (1-year program) positions. Upon completion of the Categorical program residents are Board eligible for the American Board of Internal Medicine Certifying Examination.
Our Internal Medicine program has a long-standing history of providing an excellent education to our residents. We have a strong and committed faculty who is actively involved in your education. The atmosphere at Akron General is very friendly and supportive. Everyone from administration, nursing, care managers, social workers and other ancillary staff is focused on providing optimal patient care and all work well with resident housestaff.
Akron General has been recognized as one of the "100 Most Wired Hospitals" in the U.S. by Healthcare's Most Wired and "Akron's Most Preferred Hospital for Overall Quality and Image" by the National Research Corporation. This recognition is a result of our performance in advanced treatment guidelines, the incorporation of evidence-based medicine into patient care, technological advancements in information processing and the presence of both basic and clinical research within the institution.
Akron General provides its residents with the best of both worlds. As one of the primary affiliated hospitals of Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Akron General residents have all of the advantages of a university program combined with the first-hand, frontline care of a community hospital. As a Level I Trauma Center, Akron General offers residents the opportunity to provide comprehensive care for seriously ill patients. Residents are able to perform a vast array of procedures and interact one-on-one with the teaching faculty without working in the shadow of a fellow. Many of our residents go on to subspecialty training as evidenced by our high fellowship placement rate. Our diverse subspecialty faculty is very involved in assisting residents in obtaining fellowship positions at some of the premiere academic centers in the country. Because of the breadth of our faculty, residents interested in pursuing a career in primary care are able to design their schedule to best prepare them for private practice or a career in hospital medicine
Having trained and/or worked at each of the Akron hospitals, I know first-hand that Akron General offers each of its residents a learning environment that is academically challenging and personally rewarding. We will provide each of you with the skills to become an excellent physician no matter what field you choose. I encourage you to review the information on our website and should you have any questions, please give us a call. I look forward to meeting you during the interview season.
Titus G. Sheers, MD