Program Overview

Categorical training in internal medicine is a three-year program that provides comprehensive training for individuals interested in primary care, hospital medicine or subspecialty careers. Some of our program's strongest features were initiated through the Educational Innovations Project. We believe that outpatient education can be improved by having residents dedicated solely to inpatient service or outpatient training. Graduates of our categorical program make excellent hospitalists, specialists and primary care providers—the choice is up to them. The goal is to prepare them to be leaders in whatever field they choose, whether their ultimate practice environment is in academics or community-based.


 

Competencies and expectations

First year experiences are intended to expose interns to the myriad of internal medicine disciplines and to help them establish competency in triage, resuscitation and management of a wide variety of patients in both the inpatient and outpatient environment. In the second and third years, residents continue to mature in their clinical problem solving skills and develop skills in leadership, teaching and systems based practice. 

In our system of mentored autonomy, residents assume increasing responsibility for establishing accurate differential diagnoses, honing in on the correct diagnosis, using the literature to identify appropriate management strategies and coordinating increasingly complex care plans for our patients. Throughout all years, faculty members are readily available for advice, coaching and supervision. Experiences in the outpatient setting are combined with inpatient service to emphasize the skills needed to diagnose and manage the illnesses routinely encountered in primary and tertiary care settings.
Block schedules and continuity practice blocks

Block schedules and continuity practice blocks

PGY 1

PGY 1       Number of four-week blocks
     
General medicine service   1 - 2
Subspecialty medicine service   2 - 3
MICU   1
Inpatient cardiology service   1
Night team
  1
Inpatient consult elective   1 - 2
Elective w/ continuity clinic
(includes career development block
and junior ambulatory block)
  4 - 5

PGY 2

PGY 2       Number of four-week blocks 
     
General medicine service   1 - 2
Subspecialty medicine service   1 - 2
MICU   1
Inpatient cardiology service   1
Emergency medicine   1
Night team
  2
Inpatient consult elective   1 - 2
Elective with continuity clinic (includes 
VA clinics and options for research)
  4 - 5

PGY 3

PGY 3       Number of four-week blocks
     
General medicine service   2 - 3
Subspecialty medicine service   1 - 2
MICU or other critical care   1
Neurology
  .5 - 1
Inpatient elective rotations   3 - 4
Senior medical consultant and night team    1
Electives with continuity clinic (includes
experience in geriatric medicine)
  4

Resident Continuity Clinic

Resident continuity practice provides the opportunity for residents to assume the role of the primary care provider for a panel of patients, many of whom the residents meet when they are hospitalized for an acute illness and are identified as someone who needs a “family doctor.”

Residents have continuity practice blocks (CPB) every third four-week block, during which they see patients four to five half days per week. The care of a residents’ patients is shared in a three resident practice group. Within the three resident practice group design, patients still have one resident they consider their primary physician. The rest of this four-week block is dedicated to an outpatient elective or other special elective.

CPB allow trainees to immerse themselves in the ambulatory practice setting with a more real-world primary care schedule. Residents do not have inpatient responsibilities distracting them from the clinic. Likewise, when they are on an inpatient ward or non-CPB elective assignment, their responsibilities are not interrupted by a weekly clinic. An ambulatory conference series dedicated to outpatient topics is also an essential component to this immersion experience.

Regular Categorical Track Residents

PGY 3

Jerry Ash, MD

MD: The Ohio State University

AshJr Jerry

Laurie Bossory, MD

MD: Oakland University

Bossory Laurie

Natalie Beckett, DO

DO: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Beckett Natalie

Soluman Culver, MD

MD: The Ohio State University

Culver Soluman

Nathan Denlinger, DO

DO: Ohio University

Denlinger Nathan

Amanda Duncan, MD

MD: University of Toledo

Duncan Amanda

Xu Gao, MD

MD: University of Cincinnati

Gao Xu

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Samuel Jersak, MD

MD: University of Missouri-Columbia

Jersak Samuel

Kelly Jia, MD

MD: Case Western Reserve University

Jia Kelly

Kuda Kunaka, MD

MD: Michigan State University

Kunaka Kuda

Hui Hui (Madison) Li, MD

MD: The Ohio State University

Li Hui Hui

Sherif Metwally, MD

MD: Wayne State University

Metwally Sherif

Rohan Modi, MD

MD: University of Cincinnati

Modi Rohan

Nishi Patel, MD

MD: University of Kentucky

Patel Nishi

Daniel Pinkhas, DO

MD: New York Institute of Technology

Pinkhas Daniel

Mitchell Ramsey, MD

MD: The Ohio State University

Ramsey Mitchell

Robert Robinson, MD

MD: The Ohio State University

Robinson III Robert

Ryan Schwieterman, MD

MD: Wright State University

Schwieterman Ryan

Daniel Shenoi, MD

MD: University of Oklahoma

Shenoi Daniel

Audrey Sigmund, MD

MD: Northwestern University

Sigmund Audrey

Sara Singer, MD

MD: Oakland University

Singer Sara

Lindsay Sobotka, DO

DO: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Kyle Stinehart, MD

MD: West Virginia University

Richard (Taylor) Stringer, MD

MD: Drexel University

Matthew Sullivan, MD

MD: The Ohio State University

George Venious, MD

MD: Indiana University

PGY 2

Michael Adams, MD, MS

MD: University of North Carolina

Adams Michael

Kenneth Allen, DO, MA

DO: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Allen Kenneth

Eric Altneu, MD, MS

MD: The Ohio State University

Altneu Eric

Bradley Baker, MD

MD: University of Toledo

Baker Bradley

Michael Bibler, MD

MD: University of Toledo

Bibler Michael

Benjamin Buck, MD

MD: University of North Carolina

Buck Benjamin

Joe Chiles, MD

MD: University of Kentucky

Chiles Joe

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Paul DeJulio, MD

MD: West Virginia University

Dejulio Paul

Michael Dunleavy, MD

MD: Albert Einstein

Dunleavy Michael

Thomas Edd, MD

MD: SUNY - Upstate

Edd Thomas

Christopher Evenson, MD

MD: Indiana University

Evenson Christopher

Devin Haddad, MD

MD: Wake Forest

Haddad Devin

James Kenney, MD

MD: University of Toledo

Kenney James

Andrew Kruger, DO

DO: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kruger Andrew

Ellen Liu, MD

MD: New York Medical College

Liu Ellen

Nicholas Marschalk, DO, MS

DO: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Marschalk Nicholas
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Bin Ni, MD, PhD

MD: The Ohio State University

Ni Bin

Kishan Patel, MD

MD: The Ohio State University

Patel Kishan

Sagar Patel, MD

MD: Boston College

Patel Sagar

Kristin Philip, MD

MD: The Ohio State University

Philip Kristin

Andrew Schaefer, MD

MD: The Ohio State University

Schaefer Andrew

Scott Schubert, MD, MBA

MD: Baylor College of Medicine

Schubert Scott

Tejas Sinha, MD

MD: The Ohio State University

Sinha Tejas

PGY 1

Alexis Barnes, MD

MD: University of North Carolina

Barnes Alexis

Michelle Chan, MD

MD: Case Western Reserve University

Chan Michelle

Lawrence (Justin) Charles, MD

MD: University of Cincinnati

Charles Lawrence

Lu Chen, MD

MD: West Virginia University

Chen Lu

David Deng, MD

MD: Medical College of Georgia

Deng David

David (Jameson) Dennis, MD

MD: Wright State University

Dennis David

Jasneet Devgun, DO

DO: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

 Devgun Jasneet

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Joshua Gordon, MD

MD: University of Arizona

Gordon Joshua

Hannah Greene, MD

MD: University of Mississippi

Greene Hannah

Sherraine Griffin, MD

MD: University of Louisville

Griffin Sherraine

Tomas Guerrero, MD

MD: The Ohio State University

Guerrero Tomas

Edvard Gumbs, MD

MD: Rowan University

Gumbs Edvard

Margaret Hay, MD

MD: The Ohio State University

Hay Margaret

Ryan Hicks, MD

MD: University of Louisville

Hicks Ryan

John (Zach) Hughes, MD, MPH

MD: Drexel University

Hughes John

Chad Hyer, MD

MD: Wright State University

Hyer Chad

Andrew Johns, MD

MD: Indiana University

Johns Andrew

Grant McKinley, DO

DO: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

McKinley Grant

Lawrence (Joey) Saliba, MD

MD: University of Cincinnati

Saliba Lawrence

Reynaldo Sanchez, MD

MD: University of Illinois

Sanchez Reynaldo

Caner Saygin, MD

MD: Istanbul Üniversitesi

Saygin Caner

Evan Sheets, MD

MD: The Ohio State University

Sheets Evan

Catherine Sims, MD

MD: Virginia Tech

Sims Catherine

Vincenzo Trovato, MD

MD: The Ohio State University

Trovato Vincenzo

Alexander Wallner, MD

MD: Temple University

Wallner Alexander

Jennifer Wang, MD

MD: Duke University

 Wang Jennifer

Grant Zimmerman, MD, MS

MD: Case Western Reserve University

 Zimmerman Grant

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