Preliminary Medicine – Riverside Methodist Hospital
Preliminary Medicine – Riverside Methodist Hospital
An Enriching Year of Education and Experience
The Preliminary Medicine Residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital is a well-rounded program that emphasizes medicine and surgery, while allowing residents plenty of time to explore electives. The program is based in busy quaternary referral center with a diverse patient population, providing our residents endless learning opportunities and outstanding procedural experience.
The Transitional Year Residency is a one-year, ACGME fully accredited program. Around nine residents are accepted into the program annually, with two spots reserved for dermatology interns.
NRMP Program Code: 1567140P0
Why Choose Preliminary Medicine at Riverside Methodist?
Our residency program will bring you up to speed smoothly, with guidance from the best minds in the field.
A Foundational Curriculum, with Flexibility
Our Preliminary Medicine Residency curriculum balances academic and bedside learning experiences so residents develop a robust internal medicine skill set they can build upon throughout their career. The program is challenging, but that is why many of our residents select it.
In addition to your core rotations, you will be encouraged to pursue a variety of subspecialty electives that align with your aspirations. We believe this is the best way to fully prepare you for any advanced programs you choose. And while you will always have supervision and support, you will be held to the same expectations as your categorical counterparts. As the year progresses, you will be given more autonomy over your patients and seamlessly integrated into our care teams.
Other ways we will help you succeed
As a preliminary medicine resident, you will be set up for success in your PGY2 program and beyond by a strong curriculum and extensive experiences. But that’s not all. You will be supported by talented faculty, develop close bonds with your fellow residents, and have resources available to you that can only be found at an organization like OhioHealth.
- Rotation Opportunities
Preliminary medicine residents at Riverside Methodist are introduced to many different aspects of medicine, including subspecialties across the outpatient, emergency department, inpatient and critical care domains of our health system. You will also have experiences in a variety of medical subspecialty consultative services.
Your required rotations will include:
- Ambulatory medicine
- Critical care
- Emergency medicine
- General medicine
- Subspecialty medicine
- Research and Development Opportunities
Many of our residents take advantage of a research elective that can be done at Riverside Methodist, or as an outside rotation. The OhioHealth Research Institute will provide you with the tools you need to plan and conduct your research project, including access to existing research, clinical and data coordination, contract guidance, quality assurance and other types of support.
An expansive simulation environment will also be available to you through the Center for Medical Education + Innovation. This advanced technology allows for hands-on learning through patient simulators in a Virtual Care Unit and clinical skills laboratories.
- Camaraderie and Culture
Our culture at OhioHealth is one of our greatest strengths. We operate as a family, and you will find a high level of camaraderie among OhioHealth residents and attending and faculty physicians. The vast majority of our faculty volunteer their time because they are passionate about physician education. They want to see you succeed and get the most out of every rotation and your residency as a whole.
You will be treated equally to PGY1 categorical and transitional year residents, and will be expected to treat your fellow residents with respect. All of our residents are encouraged to embrace their differences, listen to one another, and build an environment that is welcoming and supportive for all.
- Resident Wellness
We believe that wellness and resilience are imperative to being an effective resident. Riverside Methodist is a national leader in the provider wellness field. We regularly use the Mayo Clinic’s Well-Being Index to identify and address burnout and distress, provide a format for reflective groups, and offer proactive meetings with our Physician Health and Wellness group to help you manage stress.
- Extracurricular Activities
Our residents participate in a number of social and service activities. These include outings to Columbus Crew SC and Columbus Blue Jackets games, weekly off-campus happy hours, and organized sports. We also emphasize the importance of being a part of our community and to giving back to it. Our residents regularly host clothing drives, holiday food drives, and participate in fundraising events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
- Outcomes and Placement
Our preliminary medicine residents continue their training at OhioHealth and across the United States. While we have graduates throughout the nation in a variety of practice environments, a high percentage of our residents ultimately return to OhioHealth for their career, having gained an appreciation for our culture and development opportunities.