Medical Education

Internal Medicine - Doctors Hospital

Internal Medicine - Doctors Hospital

Community Based Residency Leading the Way in Osteopathic Education

OhioHealth Doctors Hospital's three-year accredited Internal Medicine residency was founded in 1951 and is affiliated with The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine through the Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education.

NRMP Program Code: 2122140C0

Why Doctors Hospital for Internal Medicine Residency? 

Our residency program is designed to bring you up to speed smoothly, while learning from the best minds in the field.


Mission Statement: We develop highly competent, adaptable, inclusive, and professional internists who utilize osteopathic principles and maintain intellectual curiosity.


A Supportive Culture and Faculty Mentorship

Inpatient Medicine
Resident lead teams with progressive autonomy.

Ambulatory Medicine
Wide exposure to a variety of patients.  OMT clinic and Transitions of Care clinic.

Critical Care Medicine
Ample opportunity exists for critical care experience and invasive procedures.

Osteopathic Principles
Longitudinal Curriculum and Population Health.

Additional Program Information


We have a recently renovated, free standing ambulatory clinic on campus, which features 7 patient examination rooms to facilitate the half-day continuity clinics required by the ACGME during the three-year residency. Residents are exposed to a diverse patient population that provides a broad range of socioeconomic and case complexity. They are supported by:

  • Board Certified Attending Physicians
  • Onsite Laboratory
  • Social Work
  • Behavioral Health and Eating Disorder Counseling
  • Financial Counseling

Cardiology and Pulmonary Critical Care

  • Our residents regularly work side by side with our fellows to enrich their education. The collective environment allows for early exposure to fellowship opportunities. Specialty fellows and faculty provide longitudinal curriculum for our residents.

We are the second largest osteopathically recognized residency training center in the nation. Our residents have support of a fulltime Program Director of Osteopathic Medicine and our own Director of Osteopathic Medicine for Internal Medicine. Doctors Hospital Internal Medicine has monthly hands-on sessions to hone osteopathic treatment skills.


Mission: Here at Doctors Hospital Internal Medicine Program, we pledge to strengthen our social accountability to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We are committed to fostering an environment that embraces learners of diverse backgrounds and enhances the health equity competency for all our physicians. We recognize that we can best achieve health equity for our patients by a training a diverse workforce and cultivating a diverse mindset.

We embrace the diversity of our community and residents. In 2024, Doctors Hospital is founding a new Population Health Clinic. Join us on our journey of quality improvement in serving our surrounding communities.


OhioHealth has an industry leading wellness center for Provider Well-being. Residents work one on one with counselors that are devoted to their wellness. We have additional services provided from the employee assistance program.

As a program we host a semiannual wellness retreat for our residents to build resiliency, mindfulness, purpose, and passion. We protect work-life balance.


Structured daily didactics including board preparation, OMT, POCUS, and simulation. We have a longitudinal leadership series and a wellness series for our residents.

We feature resident run case-based presentations, board preparation, morbidity and mortality, EKG conference, grand rounds, Project ECHO for addiction medicine, longitudinal preventative care series, quality and safety, and research collaboration.

Onsite state of the art simulation lab allows for hands on application of skills and practice of procedures. The POCUS curriculum includes simulated practice and bedside teaching.