Medical Education

Internal Medicine - Riverside Methodist

Internal Medicine - Riverside Methodist

A Unique Hybrid Between an Academic and Community-based Hospital

Our program provides residents a variety of clinical and procedural experiences with a diverse patient population, while still maintaining an emphasis on education. Its strengths include collaboration, autonomy and a full-time dedicated teaching staff that provides a challenging but user-friendly clinical, learning environment.

Upon completion of training, our residents are well prepared for a career, whether it’s pursuing a fellowship program, hospital medicine or an ambulatory primary care practice. 

NRMP Program Code: 1567140C0

Why Choose Internal Medicine at Riverside Methodist Hospital

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

Top Experience
Unparalleled opportunity to perform a wide variety of clinical procedures. Experience in managing complex patients in a tertiary car setting.

Simulated Training.
A simulation center used for code blue simulations and invasive procedural training.

Exam Preparation.
Structured didactics that prepare our residents for their ABIM exam

Ultrasound Curriculum.
Ultrasound training that features didactics and hands-on exposure.

Additional Program Information

Ambulatory Clinic

We have a recently renovated, free standing ambulatory clinic on campus, which features 20 patient examination rooms to facilitate the 130 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
  • full-time pharmacy
  • full-time social worker
  • financial counseling

The community medicine clinic also provides exposure to a variety of sub-specialty clinics, including hematology/oncology, gastroenterology, pulmonary, rheumatology, behavioral medicine, geriatrics and endocrinology. Surgery and dermatology resident clinics provide easy access to these specialty clinics for our patients.  

Clinic Time
Residents average five half days of continuity clinics per week, along with two to three half days of administration time. Administrative time is used to facilitate patient refills, laboratory results and phone notes, as well as provide an opportunity to further advance scholarly activity/quality improvement projects.

Scholarly Activities and Quality Improvement

We have full-time, dedicated faculty members who are available to provide support and guidance for residents on their scholarly activities and quality improvement projects. Residents have displayed posters and given presentations at local, state and national conferences. Additionally, they have published case reports on unusual diseases in medical journals and published clinical research in sub-specialty medical journals. They have also presented and published on the topic of quality improvement projects. 

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Resident Well-Being

We know that to take care of others, we must first take care of ourselves. We work closely with our residents to help them keep a healthy work-life balance. We achieve this  in a variety of ways that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Free fitness center membership both on-site and at the McConnell Heart Health Center
  • Onsite, free parking
  • Daycare facilities with discounted rates
  • OhioHealth employee assistance programs
  • Weekly informal gatherings outside the hospital organized by the residents
  • Current member and active participant of the AIAMC National Initiative VI
  • Residency wellness committee
Fellowship Placement since 2008
  • Allergy/Immunology
    Case Western Reserve University
  • Cardiology
    Allegheny General Hospital (3) 
    Beaumont Health System (3) 
    Marshall University
    Summa Health
    University of Arizona
    University of Cincinnati (4)
    University of Toledo (2)
  • Endocrinology and Metabolism
    Mayo Clinic
    Marshall University
    University of Kentucky (2)
    University of Minnesota
    Wake Forest University

  • Gastroenterology
    Wright State University
  • Geriatric Medicine
    Summa Health System
    Wake Forest University
  • Hematology/Oncology
    National Institutes of Health
    The Ohio State University (2)
    University of Kentucky
    University of Mississippi
    University of Tennessee

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
    Mayo Clinic
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital
    San Diego Hospice
    University of Alabama

  • Infectious Disease
    Cleveland Clinic
    Jackson Memorial Hospital
    The Ohio State University (4)
    University of South Florida

  • Nephrology
    The Ohio State University (4)
    University of Pittsburgh
    Wake Forest University

  • Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
    Allegheny General Hospital (2)
    Medical University of South Carolina
    St. Louis University (2)
    The Lahey Clinic (5)
    The Ohio State University (4)
    University of Florida
    University of Iowa
    University of Kansas Medical Center
    University of Miami
    University of Nebraska
    University of South Florida – Tampa
    Virginia Commonwealth University (8)
    Wake Forest University

  • Quality and Safety
    OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital (2)

  • Rheumatology
    Louisiana State University (2)
    The Ohio State University (3)
    University of Michigan
    University of Pittsburgh

  • Sleep Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    Temple University
    The Ohio State University
    University of Michigan

  • Sports Medicine
    Drexel University
    OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital

  • Vascular Medicine
    Cleveland Clinic (3)

Additional Features
  • Clinical Tracks – Starting in PGY2 year, our residents can self-select to have the remainder of their training tailored to future career interests. Current tracks include: Hospital Medicine, Primary Care, Fellowship & Research. Rotations will vary within each track, with opportunity for mentorship, career guidance and individualized experiences.
  • POCUS Curriculum – We have an integrated POCUS curriculum that covers both procedural and diagnostic POCUS using a combination of techniques including simulation training, didactics, small group training and optional image portfolio creation.
  • ACE – We have an optional longitudinal Academy of Clinical Educators training curriculum for skills development in clinical teaching, curriculum development and medical education.
  • JEDI – Recent creation of a residency/faculty-led Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Alliance focusing on efforts around support/mentorship, recruitment, community engagement and education/professional development. All are welcome, whether you identify with an underrepresented group or an ally/upstander.
  • Didactics – Protected time didactics include: case conference, board review, clinical didactics, EKG & CXR conference, M&M, journal club, EBM, high-value care, health equity and more!
  • Simulation Training – We utilize our comprehensive simulation center for procedural training, code blue training, EKG recognition testing, palliative care discussions, POCUS and “readiness for senior resident” training.
  • Procedural Experience – Our residents gain ample experience in procedures, including: intubation, arterial lines, central lines, thoracentesis, paracentesis and lumbar puncture.