Department of Medicine

General Internal Medicine Division

mentoring 1 closerGraduate Medical Education - Residency Training Program

The General Internal Medicine Division provides the Internal Medicine resident training program with faculty preceptors for Internal Medicine residents’ continuity-of-care clinics where residents spend one third of their time during their training.  Three faculty members serve as Associate Program Directors in the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program.  In addition, faculty participate in:

Primary Care Noon Conference Lecture Series 

Kathy Navid, MD
These are weekly noon conferences, given by subspecialists in a didactic format to update on common primary care topics. On occasion, interdisciplinary specialists such as psychologists, dietitians, and physical therapists are invited to talk about their approach to patient care

Gender Health/Ophthalmology/College Health Block Rotation 

Elizabeth Murphy, MD

This 4 week required rotation exposes PGY3 residents to community and academic physicians practicing GYN, Urology, Urogynecology, Breast Clinic, ophthalmology, and urgent care at a local college health center.  Residents are also given time to complete MKSAP questions related to these areas of medicine.

Primary Care Dream Team Elective 

UMMHC Univ campusElizabeth Murphy, MD

This 4 week customized elective allows the resident to work one-on-one with "Teacher of the Year" recipients and other outstanding educators in the outpatient setting.

Orthopedic Rotation 

Elizabeth Murphy, MD

This 4 week elective exposes the resident to "hands on" orthopedic evaluation, treatment, and OR experience at either the UMassMemorial sites or Marlboro Hospital. Time is spent in the Arthritis and Joint Center, Spine Clinic, and Sports Medicine Clinic.

Site Director Ambulatory Residency Program 

Richard Palken, MD

The Benedict Primary Care Clinic is the largest ambulatory clinic supporting outpatient residency training.  20 Faculty preceptors guide 38 residents in the practice ambulatory medicine.  Residents are paired with individual faculty members (primary preceptors) for their 3 years of training.  Residents have their own sub panel of patients that are under the care of their academic faculty primary preceptor.  This permits continuity of care for the residents, faculty and patients.  During resident clinic sessions, precepting faculty are not permitted to have other direct clinical responsibility beyond that of teaching residents and caring for the residents' patients. 

In addition to direct clinical teaching, small group sessions called core curriculum in ambulatory care take will be taking place in the near future.  Faculty are in the process of developing case based learning sessions for residency training in specific areas that focus of common problems seen in ambulatory medicine.  These sessions will be held over a one week period every month.