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Internal Medicine - Riverside Methodist

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Internal Medicine - Riverside Methodist

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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. 

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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
  • Concierge service
  • 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
Fellowship Placement Since 2010
  • Cardiology
    Allegheny General Hospital 
    Beaumont Health System 
    Marshall University
    University of Cincinnati
    University of Toledo
    University of Arizona
  • Endocrinology and Metabolism
    Marshall University
    University of Kentucky

  • Hematology/Oncology
    The Ohio State University
    University of Kentucky
    University of Tennessee
    University of Mississippi

  • Geriatric Medicine
    Wake-Forest University
    Summa Health - Akron
  • Infectious Disease
    Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic
    The Ohio State University
    University of South Florida

  • Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
    Allegheny General Hospital
    Kansas University
    Lahey Clinic
    Medical University of South Carolina
    St. Louis University
    The Ohio State University
    University of Iowa
    Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Rheumatology
    Louisiana State University
    University of Michigan
    University of Pittsburgh
    The Ohio State University

  • Nephrology
    The Ohio State University
    Wake-Forest University
    Baylor University

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
    San Diego Hospice
    University of Alabama
    Mayo Clinic (Arizona)

  • Sleep Medicine
    University of Michigan
    The Ohio State University

  • Sports Medicine
    Cleveland Clinic
    Drexel University
    Riverside Methodist Hospital