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Internal Medicine - Doctors Hospital

Program Director            Residency Program Specialist            Length of Residency            Positions  
Robert A. Palma, DO  

Claire Rockwell
Residency Program Specialist
(614) 544.1790
(800) 432-3309 ext. 3
Claire.Rockwell@ohiohealth.com

  3 years   8 per year  

Residency Program Overview

We are dedicated to producing  the finest internal medicine physicians in the country.  The Department of Medicine is committed to the pursuit of compassionate, patient- centered care through the use of cost effective and evidence- based medicine.  

Doctors Hospital Internal Medicine Residency was founded in 1951 and is affiliated with The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine through the Centers for Research and Education.  Doctors Hospital is a 260 bed traditional community hospital situated on the west side of Ohio’s capital city. It boasts the second largest osteopathic training site in the US with over 196 residents across 14 specialties. Doctors Hospital is part of a larger health-care group known as OhioHealth. OhioHealth is a non-for-profit, faith-based healthcare organization which affords our residents a wide variety of academic opportunities not found in other community based programs.

Our Internal Medicine Residency graduates have a 100% board certification, employment and fellowship post graduate placement. These fellowships include Hematology/ Oncology, Infectious Disease,Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pulmonary/ Critical Care, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Sleep Medicine,Gastroenterology, and Nephrology. Our graduates have matched in nationally recognized medical institutions throughout the country, such as Ohio State University, University of Pittsburgh, University of South Florida, Texas Tech University,Indiana University, and University of Virginia.  Roughly half of our graduates pursue primary care and half pursue fellowships.

Our Residency Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Internal Medicine Residency at Doctors Hospital/ Ohio Health is to produce Internal Medicine physicians that are well- prepared to enter practice or to pursue fellowship training

No matter which pathway is chosen, the residents will learn to provide holistic, compassionate, cost- effective, evidence- based care to a diverse patient population

During their training, the residents will be inspired to nurture values such as honesty, respect and integrity. They will be guided to foster interdisciplinary relationships among specialties, nursing, and ancillary staff.

The residents will be provided an educational environment that not only ensures competence but also enables them to cultivate a culture of biomedical diversity

Through this diverse educational approach, the residents will become agents of change in the medical arena and help strengthen our social responsibility to the community we serve.