About the Program
The Ohio State University Department of Internal Medicine provides a unique and dynamic learning environment for residents, stressing the importance of clinical excellence and dedication to scholarship. Our residents are encouraged to participate in faculty-mentored research experiences culminating in national and local research day presentations.
Our residency was selected as one of the initial seventeen Educational Innovation Project (EIP) programs in the nation asked to explore innovative strategies to train competent physicians in our discipline. Our program is geared toward exposing our residents to realistic outpatient and inpatient rotations that facilitate career planning. We provide options for a regular categorical track, a primary care track, a Physician Scientist Training Program, a combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency and an Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine Combined Residency.
Each Ohio State internal medicine resident has the opportunity to individualize his or her learning plan to align with passions and career goals.
Residents choose Ohio State for the collaborative, friendly learning community composed of colleagues they respect and can trust with their patients.
Our residents discover that hard work on a clinical question or project can result in becoming more than the local expert on an issue. Many find themselves presenting their results at national or international specialty meetings or publishing in leading journals.
Early establishment of mentors is encouraged and facilitated by the design of our training program. We begin linking you with possible mentors during orientation.
Our residents discover that hard work on a clinical question or project can result in becoming more than the local expert on an issue.
Mentors in Internal Medicine
Faculty mentors appreciate that time is allotted within the residency for research, quality improvement and/or educational scholarship and are eager to help. Trainees value the open access to mentors, role models, division heads and fellowship program directors.
Hear why our residents chose Ohio State Internal Medicine for their residency.
Learn about some of the research opportunities available to our residents.
- Inpatient Rotations
- Outpatient Rotations
- Elective Opportunities
- Educational Sites
- Call Schedule
Resident Inpatient Rotations
- University Hospital (UH)
- Ross Heart Hospital (RHH)
- East Hospital
- The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC)
Senior residents are the team leaders and have a significant amount of autonomy in the daily evaluation and management of patients. We strongly believe in resident led work rounds, allowing for the initial patient assessment and management plan to be developed by the house officer. The attending physicians participate with residents, interns and medical students on daily teaching rounds and have been repeatedly recognized for their support and dedication.
Our MICU rotation is one of the most popular rotations. In this busy environment, the residents care for critically ill patients under the guidance of fellow and faculty physicians who consistently win teaching awards. All residents are coached in proper procedural technique and get many opportunities to insert venous and arterial lines, and manage airways.
Inpatient Ward Services - General and Specialty
- Acute Coronary Service
- Congestive Heart Failure
- General Cardiology
- Undifferentiated Cancer Service
- General Medicine
- General Medicine-Neurology
- General Medicine-Pulmonary
- Medical Intensive Care Unit
- Transplant Medicine
- Night Team
Resident outpatient rotations
Outpatient experiences include the Resident Continuity Clinic, the Columbus Veteran's Administration outpatient facility, primary care subspecialty private practice sites and a rural community health experience in Ohio communities.
Elective Rotation Opportunities
We provide the opportunity for residents to tailor their educational experience to build on their special interests and goals through the use of enrichment activities and electives. Elective rotations provide the opportunity for our residents to tailor their education to their individual career paths.
Some electives occur exclusively in either the inpatient or outpatient environment; while others have clinical opportunities that are in both environments.
The OSUWMC Global Health Interest Group is dedicated to improving the global health experience of faculty, residents, and fellows across all specialties throughout the medical center. Our goals are to enhance global health knowledge, coordinate sustainable and productive medical trips abroad, and set up knowledgeable speakers on relevant global health issues. We have quarterly meetings to discuss cross-cutting global health topics and host an annual symposium for faculty and trainees to present their work and share ideas.
The Department of Internal Medicine has committed funds for travel scholarships for at least three residents to attend international electives each year.
Our quality improvement (QI) curriculum is led by Dr. Chirag R Patel and is comprised of a full day QI workshop in the Fall of intern year, interactive didactic sessions throughout the year, and a longitudinal PGY1 class QI project which is aligned with medical center quality and safety goals, and is designed to take interns through the complete QI cycle. Residents will be prepared to pursue an individual or small group projects during a QI elective, and they may present their results at the department’s annual research day and other regional, national and international venues.
Educational Training Conferences
Our educational conferences are diverse in their content and format. Conferences are a core aspect of our resident training. Planned conferences help residents perfect their clinical problem solving skills and learn the critical background information and evidence that will help them become outstanding internists.
Intern huddle provides immediately applicable learning for interns on busy ward services. The huddle offers a chance for interns to connect with classmates while residents cover their pagers.
Tuesday Conference Block
The content of the conference varies from session to session. Incorporated lectures include core topics in general and subspecialty medicine and:
Morbidity and Mortality
The traditional conference has been replaced with a resident peer review conference where residents use the tools of medical error root cause analysis and quality improvement to identify and correct problems that led to suboptimal outcomes for our patients. An emphasis is placed on systematic problem solving and prevention.
Journal clubs/evidence-based medicine
Journal clubs take several formats. One intent of this journal club is to teach skills of critical appraisal. We have a “rapid” fire journal club in our outpatient clinic that reviews a select group of recent journals and how they will impact on our practice of medicine.
Tuesday school offers a flipped classroom interactive approach to learning that includes pre-reading, care-based discussions and senior resident facilitation under faculty guidance.
Leadership Development Program
Development of the program is based on four guiding principles:
- All physicians are leaders
- Strong leadership skills make us better doctors and improve patient care
- Leadership skills can and should be taught
- Creating a culture that embraces leadership training is a critical step towards preparing physicians to lead complex, multidisciplinary teams
The Leadership Development Program will provide educational programming that is meaningful and applicable to residents' everyday practice. Through this programming, residents will be able to:
- Describe how effective leadership is important in their practice and how their personal leadership skills impact patient care
- Recognize their personal leadership skills and leadership preferences so that they can use them most effectively in different situations
- Utilize new leadership skills in different settings so that they can more effectively cope with leadership challenges
OSU is committed to leading the way in advancing the quality and effectiveness of residency education. As one of the few programs in the country to provide an integrated leadership training curriculum within the residency program, we will continue to provide residents with unique experiences and opportunities that will allow them to become excellent physicians.
Jared Moore, MD
OSU Division of General Internal Medicine
Martha Morehouse Pavilion, Suite 2335
2050 Kenny Rd.
Columbus, OH 43221
Clinical Skills Lab
Ambulatory Noon Conference
Resident Educational Sites
James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
The Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
Located approximately six miles away from the main campus, East Hospital is a community hospital in the heart of inner city Columbus. The two general medicine ward services have one intern and one resident. Residents may also spend time on elective consult rotations in pulmonary, infectious disease, nephrology and cardiology. There is no overnight call at this site; nocturnal care of patients is provided by hospitalists. The spectrum of patients at this hospital is different than at OSU Main/University Hospital. Residents care for more patients with isolated problems, such as asthma or congestive heart failure.
About our night team and swing shift call schedule
Night Team Experience
Current workhour regulations are carefully adhered to at OSUWMC. To minimize handoffs, which are increasingly recognized as causing almost as many errors as does physician fatigue, we have designed a day team/night team system. Regular inpatient ward teams on general medicine and subspecialty services manage their patients from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each week day and until work rounds are finished on weekends and holidays. At 6 p.m., a dedicated night team appears and assumes responsibility for the ongoing management of the patients. Night teams work Sunday through Thursday night and have the weekend off. On the weekends, residents on inpatient services only take call from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. We continue the night team theme by having interns and residents from clinic and consults cover from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Friday and Saturday night. These residents will only work one weekend of night team per month while on consults or clinic blocks.
Each weekday evening, one senior resident stays after clinic/elective to do late admissions until 12 a.m. so the work load for night teams remains reasonable.
Preliminary Year in Internal Medicine
All prelims undergo orientation with the categorical interns, are assigned a series of inpatient ward rotations divided between the main university hospital, East Hospital, cancer hospital, heart hospital and brain and spine hospital, and participate on the night team. They may elect to do a critical care rotation, and may choose among a list of ambulatory and inpatient electives. Receiving specialty departments designate whether some of the elective rotations are earmarked for specialty exposure (such as a dermatology clinic assignment for dermatology prelims and neurocritical care and ambulatory neurology for neurology prelims). Ophthalmology prelims participate in 3 4-week ophthalmology preparatory blocks, while other prelims may apply for a research block. By the end of this year, preliminary trainees can confidently evaluate new patients with concise, insightful histories and complete physical examinations. They can assimilate data to arrive at accurate diagnoses and develop appropriate therapeutic plans. They are confident first responders to complicated internal medicine problems, know their way around our large medical center, and develop positive working relationships with internal medicine and non-internal medicine colleagues. Those successfully completing the year have one year of credit reported to the American Board of Internal Medicine. They are valued members of the Ohio State University Internal Medicine Residency Team!
Our Educational Team
David Wininger, MD
Residency Program Director
Dr. Wininger became program director in 2007. Linking residents with inspiring mentors is one of the joys of his job. “Actually, many times our interns have made connections and are pursuing their passions before I’ve lifted a finger.” He and his wife have four children in their teens and twenties.
MD: Indiana University School of Medicine, 1989
IM Residency/ ID Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center
Primary Research: AIDS Clinical Trials
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Jennifer Allen, MD
Associate Residency Program Director
Jennifer has piloted many improvements in inpatient ward experience such as focused general medicine mini-lectures, tuning up progress notes and improved doctor-nurse-patient communication.
MD: The Ohio State University, 2005
Residency: The Ohio State University, 2008
Division: Hospital Medicine
Lisa Kearns, MD
Associate Residency Program Director, Primary Care Track
Lisa is from Youngstown, Ohio. As the Director of the Primary Care Track, Lisa works with residents and medical students in the primary care setting.
MD: Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Residency: Summa Health System
Fellowship/MS: University of Chicago
Jared Moore, MD
Associate Residency Program Director
Jared joined the department to work in primary care. He leads the residency clinic at Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza and the Leadership/Management Training Program- an essential feature of the residency for categorical interns.
MD: The Ohio State University, 2008
Residency: The Ohio State University, 2011
Robert Baiocchi, MD, PhD
Assistant Program Director for Research
MD: The Ohio State University
PhD: State University of New York at Buffalo
Residency: The Ohio State University
Fellowship: The Ohio State University
Carleen Risaliti, MD
Assistant Program Director
MD: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency: The Ohio State University
Chirag Patel, DO
Assistant Program Director for Quality Improvement
DO: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Mount Carmel Health System
Charles Redman, MD
Director of Coaching and Remediation
MD: The Ohio State University, 2006
Residency: The Ohio State University, 2010
Kyle Stinehart, MD
Chief Medical Resident
Kyle Stinehart is originally from a small town outside of Bowling Green, Ohio. He earned a BSBA in Management and a BS in Molecular Biology at Ohio Northern University prior to attending medical school at West Virginia University. He then moved to Columbus in 2015 to complete his residency training. He plans to pursue a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine following his chief year. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and loves pursuing outdoor activities in Columbus.
Nathan Denlinger, DO
Chief Medical Resident
Nathan Denlinger is from Dayton, Ohio. He earned a BS in Molecular Genetics at Ohio State and MS in Anatomy prior to attending medical school at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency at Ohio State in 2018. He plans to pursue a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology with specific interest in Hematologic Malignancies following his chief year. He loves spending time with his wife and 2 year old son and enjoys the vibrant restaurant scene in Columbus.
Lauren Hassen, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Resident
Lauren earned her undergraduate degree at Case Western Reserve University, and an MPH at the University of Pittsburgh. She moved to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University College of Medicine, and stayed to complete her residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She plans to pursue a cardiology fellowship after her year as a chief resident. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Lauren remains an avid Steelers fan, and enjoys spending free time with her husband, exploring restaurants in Columbus.
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