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Internal Medicine Residency Program

Our curriculum focuses on general internal medicine. Training at Kettering Medical Center thoroughly prepares our residents for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) examination.

Message from the Internal Medicine Program Director

The Internal Medicine residency program at Kettering Medical Center has two major goals:

  • To train internists who, at the completion of the program, are ready to practice general internal medicine, enter a hospitalist practice or continue training in a subspecialty fellowship.
  • To provide training in internal medicine that will lead to board certification.

Our residents are from LCME-accredited schools in the U.S. and Canada, or from qualified international medical schools.

Medical schools from which KMC IM residents have come include, among many others:

  • Baylor Univ.
  • Case Western Reserve
  • Dartmouth Medical College
  • Eastern Virginia Med. School
  • Indiana Univ.
  • Lake Erie College
  • Loma Linda Univ.
  • Northeastern Ohio College of Medicine
  • Northwestern Univ.
  • Ohio State Univ.
  • Ohio University
  • Oklahoma State Univ.
  • Oregon Health Sciences Univ.
  • Penn State
  • Univ. of Cincinnati
  • Univ. of Colorado
  • Univ. of Illinois
  • Univ. of Kentucky
  • Univ. of Pittsburgh
  • Univ. of Texas – San Antonio
  • Univ. of Toledo
  • Washington Univ.
  • West Virginia Univ.
  • Wright State Univ.

Ten residents are accepted each year.

Applicants may apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Residents are chosen through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

First Year

As a first year resident, you spend six four-week blocks on inpatient general medicine services where you are the primary physician. You are responsible for admission history and physical examinations, discharge summaries, daily progress notes, and following patients in intensive care, telemetry, and ward environments. You are expected to make the initial assessment, integrate this with initial laboratory data and outline a plan of action, write orders, confer with the supervising resident and maintain primary responsibility throughout the patient's hospital stay.

You spend one four-week block of general medicine in the ambulatory arena where you are exposed to other aspects of adult care, including dermatology, ENT, and gynecology.

An additional four-week block is spent in pulmonary and intensive care settings. These rotations are closely supervised by senior residents and experienced subspecialists in the respective areas.

First Year schedule consists of the following:

  • 6 blocks General Internal Medicine
  • 1 block Pulmonary/ICU
  • 1 block Emergency Medicine
  • 1 block Geriatric Medicine
  • 1 block Addiction Medicine
  • 1 block SPCC Ambulatory
  • 1 block Elective

Vacation during 5 no-call blocks.

Second Year

During your second year of training, you have the opportunity to supervise and teach first year residents and medical students. You have increased flexibility with three blocks to spend on subspecialty electives.

Second Year schedule consists of the following:

  • 3 blocks General Medicine
  • 11 block Pulmonary/ICU
  • 1 block Critical Care Medicine - Home-call
  • 1 block Cardiology/CCU
  • 1 block Neurology
  • 6 weeks Night Hospitalist Experience - Call
  • 2 Weeks - SPCC Ambulatory
  • 4 blocks Electives

Vacation during 3 Elective & SPCC blocks

Third Year

Third year of residency will provide you with a wide variety of subspecialty training. You'll spend three blocks as the supervising resident on the general medicine services. The schedule affords you a great deal of autonomy, with time available for research. You'll take call for approximately four blocks during the year.

Third Year schedule consists of the following:

  • 4 blocks General Medicine
  • 11 block Outpatient Hematology/Oncology
  • 1 Block Sycamore Primary Care
  • 1 Block Night Hospitalist Experience - Call
  • 6 blocks Electives (1 Block must be ambulatory)

Vacation during Elective & SPCC blocks


  • Addiction Medicine/ Adolescent Medicine
  • Ambulatory Primary Care Med. (either IM, FP, or Peds)
  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Consultation & Perioperative Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • EKG/Echo
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • OB/GYN
  • Ophthalmology including Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pain Clinic
  • Pathology and Laboratory
  • Pediatrics
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary
  • Pulmonary Function Tests
  • Radiology including Neuroradiology
  • Research
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Other

Month First Year Second Year Third Year
July Outpatient Gastro Card Lipid Mgmt
August Medicine Cardio  Cardio
September Geriatrics Pulmonary/ICU  Medicine
October Medicine Allergy Cardio
November Cardio Medicine Medicine
December Pulmonary/ICU Critical Care Amb Primary Care Med
January Anesthesia Addiction Medicine Medicine
February Medicine Medicine Endocrine
March Medicine Nephrology Hem/Onc
April Emergency Medicine Infectious Disease Infectious Disease
May Medicine Neuro Nephrology
June Medicine Medicine Gastro

Our major ambulatory practice site, located at the Sycamore Primary Care Center, is approximately two blocks west of Sycamore Hospital. The site consists of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Dermatology. When residents are scheduled on inpatient rotations, they attend just one half-day session each week. If they are on less demanding rotations, they attend two half-day sessions each week.

Patterned after a private medical office, Sycamore Primary Care Group integrates the health team concept with the group practice model.

Computers are an integral part of the center's operations. All residents are actively involved with a computerized medical record, which was begun in the early '80s. The goals of this system revolve around increasing resident computer literacy; assuring legibility and continuous access to medical records; increasing efficiency; and promoting ambulatory clinical research.

The overall ambulatory curriculum also emphasizes ambulatory training experiences at other sites. In addition, special electives are provided in private physicians' offices for residents wanting more ambulatory training.

Chief Medical Resident: Weiffenbach Scholar

There are two fourth year positions available each year, Chief Medical Resident and Weiffenbach Scholar. Each position offers a range of opportunities which include participating in a Stanford University Clinical Teaching Course designed to develop the mastery of teaching skills.

The Chief Resident spends some time as the attending physician on the ward and participates in an outpatient practice, is responsible for an academic morning report daily and coordinates other Internal Medicine teaching conferences. The CR also creates the call schedule and is a liaison between the residents and program directors. This is a very flexible year, tailored to meet the individual needs of the physician.

The Clara Weiffenbach Scholarship has offered physicians the opportunity to study a wide range of topics in the field of internal medicine and subspecialties. In this position, a physician designs his or her program under the guidance of the program director. Some of our graduates have studied critical care medicine, substance abuse, academic medicine, computers in medicine, and ambulatory medicine, just to name a few.

KMC now offers a Cardiology Fellowship. About 50% of internal medicine resident graduates elect fellowships to the sub-specialty of their choice, and of those, more than 95% are accepted. Institutions for these fellowships have included:

Baylor University Infectious Disease
Duke University Rheumatology
Indiana University Rheumatology
Indiana University Oncology
Kettering Medical Center KMC Cardiology
Loma Linda University Cardiology
Oregon Health and Science University Critical Care Medicine
Providence Hospital Cardiology
SUNY Infectious Diseases
SUNY Buffalo Nephrology
SUNY Stonybrook Cardiology
University of California - Irvine Hematology/Oncology
University of Cincinnati Addiction Medicine
University of Cincinnati Allergy/Immunology
University of Cincinnati Pulmonary Critical Care
University of Cincinnati Rheumatology
University of Illinois Gastroenterology
University of Kentucky Cardiology
University of Kentucky Endocrinology
University of Kentucky Gastroenterology
University of Maryland Hematology/Oncology
University of Nebraska Cardiology
University of Pittsburgh Rheumatology
University of Rochester Infectious Disease
University of Tennessee, Memphis Oncology
University of Texas (San Antonio) Endocrinology
University of Virginia Gastroenterology
Vanderbilt University Infectious Diseases
Vanderbilt University Rheumatology
Wake Forest University Hematology/Oncology
Wright State University Geriatric Medicine
Wright State University Infectious Diseases

Wright State School of Medicine (all residents / fellows are Jr. Clinical Instructors at WSU).

Loma Linda University School of Medicine

DAGMEC (Dayton Area Graduate Medical Education Consortium)

Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduation Medical Education (ACGME). Our last approval for Continued Full Accreditation: Nov 1, 2007 - receiving maximum time allowed, which is 5 years. This program has been fully accredited since it began in 1972.

You have several options to visit and explore our programs one-on-one, with opportunities to talk with residents and faculty. In addition to one day interviews, you can check out our programs through informal visits or...

Senior Electives - Apply Now
Applicants must be from LCME-approved schools.

Electives last from one to two months. To reduce the expense of visiting Kettering Medical Center and the Dayton area, we provide students with meals, housing, local transportation, and travel subsidies.

Senior Elective Choices

Internal Medicine
General Internal Medicine

IM Subspecialties Incuding:
Addiction Medicine
Infectious Diseases

*Others available by request

Internal Medicine Rotations - Julie Dicken - Email Julie
Emergency Medicine - Lynn DeWine - (937) 395-8839
Surgery - Carlene Hunt - (937) 395-8686

Contacts:  Email Us

Julie Dicken
Internal Medicine/Transitional
Yr Residency Information
Medical Student Information
(800) 203-8925 or
(937) 395-8063

Jenny Fitzpatrick
Internal Medicine/Transitional
Yr Residency Program Coord.
(937) 298-3399 ext. 55997

Cheana Hickman
Cardiology Fellowship
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
(937) 395-8124


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