Internal Medicine Residency Program
Welcome to the Internal Medicine Residency program at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania. One of the largest hospitals in Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley Health Network's half-century old graduate medical education program offers a three year categorical allopathic Internal medicine program and a categorical osteopathic three year tracking program (first year counts as an osteopathic internship).
At Lehigh Valley Health Network, you will find a dedicated group of teaching physicians. These doctors, focused on patient care and resident training, are also active in clinical research. Due to its diverse pool and broad clinical resources, including many established subspecialty programs, LVHN offers the advantages of both a community hospital and a large medical center.
The residency program at LVHN fosters an academic rather than a service-oriented environment. A new 4:1 scheduling model has enabled better continuity within both the inpatient and outpatient settings. This scheduling format allows for a continuous rotation of four weeks dedicated inpatient time followed by a week of outpatient exposure. In addition, the Residency has implemented an Exemplary Care and Learning Site (ECLS) floor where resident covered General Medicine patients are geographically cohorted on one floor of our new patient tower. This allows for improved educational focus, patient care and multidisciplinary rounding as well as individualized provider performance data. See our Educational Innovation section for more details.
Our residency commands a fair on-call schedule with a night float system in place. In addition, LVHN has consistently posted excellent board passage rates. Our residents are able to train within an environment that provides exposure to a core Internal Medicine faculty group in addition to a dedicated hospitalist group, an intensivist group with telemedicine exposure and multiple private practitioners.
Outside of the hospital, residents enjoy life in the pleasant and affordable environment of the Lehigh Valley. All in all, the Lehigh Valley Health Network's Internal Medicine residency program provides superior training in a practical and relaxed location.