|Program Director||Residency Program Specialist||Length of Residency||Positions|
|Robert A. Palma, DO||
|3 years||8 per year|
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.
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.
Equipped with leading-edge technology, the Simulation Center helps the hospital educate and train its staff and community partners to meet the challenges of the changing healthcare environment.LEARN MORE
See the residents currently enrolled in the Doctors Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program.
Our Learning Centers are state-of-the-art medical education facilities. Their training centers incorporate some of the world's most advanced healthcare technologies available.
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Our continuing education curriculum will include a broad range of primary care and specialty educational activities, as well as address the professional development of teaching and administrative physicians.LEARN MORE