Medical Education

Preliminary Medicine - Riverside Methodist

Medical Education

Preliminary Medicine - Riverside Methodist

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Preliminary Medicine - Riverside Methodist

Welcome to Riverside Methodist Hospital's Premilinary Medicine Residency Program.   As Program Director, I invite you to take a few minutes to browse this website to learn more about our program.

We are a one-year, ACGME fully accredited program. On average, we accept 12 PGY-1 residents via application through ERAS annually.

I believe our program is a unique hybrid of academic and community based teaching experiences. We have a long tradition of excellence in Medical Education. We emphasize a resident's personal motivation and work ethic.  Our program features a diverse patient population. 

At Riverside, residents benefit from excellent clinical teaching and a well-rounded, flexible curriculum  with an emphasis on medicine and surgery. Residents gain outstanding procedural experience.  Most importantly, there is a high level of camaraderie amongst the house staff.  As a PGY 1 PM resident you will be treated equally to PGY 1 Categorical and Preliminary Medicine residents.

Academically, we place emphasis on didactic teaching complimented by patient focused bedside teaching.

  • Our curriculum features Morning Reports organized by the Chief Resident and Noon Conferences presented by the faculty.
  • Board Review conferences, Grand Rounds, service specific conferences, and an Interdisciplinary Conference are held each week. 
  • PGY 1 PM residents actively participate in conferences and are required to present at Morning Report. 
  • The Center for Medical Education + Innovation (CME+I)™, the only civilian facility of its kind in the world,  provides 21st century training technology to our residents, allowing "hands-on" learning through simulators in the Virtual Care Unit and clinical skills labs.

As the flagship hospital of the OhioHealth system, Riverside is a busy tertiary care referral center that has successfully maintained a community hospital environment.

  • Riverside ranks FIFTH in the entire nation for volume of admissions. This provides residents in our program an unparalleled opportunity to care for patients with complex, multi-system diseases. 
  • Our teaching faculty is comprised of experienced internists and sub-specialists, most of who volunteer their time to teach residents.  
  • Clinically, the program is structured to assure that residents develop an excellent clinical foundation in internal medicine on which to build their careers.

We enjoy strong affiliations with The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health and University of Toledo College of Medicine and offer a wide variety of medical student rotations. 

Thank you for taking time to visit our program. 

Thomas J. Boes, MD
Program Director