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Sinai Hospital Program in Internal Medicine

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Sinai Hospital of Baltimore's internal medicine residency program emphasizes compassionate care for patients in an environment of disciplined learning. Our graduates complete their training with a strong sense of confidence and a commitment to the principles and practice of general internal medicine, gaining direct experience in medical research.

We believe that the physician leaders of tomorrow will need a connection not only to their individual patients, but also to the communities they serve, along with a firm grasp on health care policy and practice within the larger global community. In today's challenging health care environment, physicians are required to practice in a cost-conscious manner and be heavily invested in the quality improvement process, areas that we emphasize throughout our residency training.

Sinai Hospital is the largest community teaching hospital in Maryland, providing state-of-the-art medical care for an active heterogeneous patient population in Northwest Baltimore. While committed to improving the health of individuals in the local community, Sinai Hospital is also a destination for referred patients from areas outside the immediate region, including western Maryland and southern Pennsylvania. The Department of Medicine at Sinai has a tradition of excellence in patient care, teaching and research that goes back more than 140 years.

Sinai's Graduate Medical Education Committee sponsors six residency programs across various specialties, of which the internal medicine program is the largest. Our program has enjoyed a longstanding academic affiliation with The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, which allows residents to do both required and elective rotations at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and has resulted in our being one of the core teaching sites for Johns Hopkins University students completing core clerkships in medicine. Core faculty members at Sinai have teaching appointments at Johns Hopkins' School of Medicine. Our program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore Program in Internal Medicine Class of 2016-2017

Our large, multidisciplinary full- and part-time faculty provide close supervision for acute-care patient units, critical care units, the emergency room, long-term care, and outpatient practice. Faculty-led morning reports, rounds and conferences, as well as a wide variety of research, ambulatory and elective opportunities, complete the residency experience. Our core curriculum covers all areas of medicine and includes special topics of quality improvement, cost-conscious care, professional development and medical ethics.

The Sinai program adheres to all ACGME guidelines for internal medicine residency programs. There is no overnight call on any rotations completed at Sinai, with a full night float team working with hospitalists on the general medical floors overnight and a night medicine team in the ICU supervised by a medical intensivist. All residents are required to complete one-third of their residency training in an ambulatory setting, with an increased emphasis on outpatient medicine if a resident chooses to participate in our Primary Care Track. All orders are written by house staff, who also teach students from Johns Hopkins and several other medical schools on clerkship and sub-internship rotations.

Sinai Hospital has a fully implemented electronic medical record system for all clinical areas, both inpatient and outpatient, including the residents’ continuity clinic. The hospital also has liberal computer access throughout the campus, permitting rapid access to medical records, test results, information databases, imaging studies and computerized physician order entry (CPOE). Nurses and technicians provide support for the house staff by taking responsibility for IVs, phlebotomy and patient transport, allowing Sinai residents to function as physician-managers of the patient care team.

Our Eisenberg Medical Library is electronically accessible from all areas of the campus as well as remotely. It includes a robust number of journals, textbooks and other clinical decision support tools, such as UpToDate. The library is staffed during daytime hours with librarians who are trained to assist in optimizing literature searches and obtaining hard-to-find journal articles. Additionally, residents have 24/7 access to the physical library facilities as well the adjoining simulation lab where procedural training and mock clinical situations take place regularly.

Sinai’s medicine residents have gained national recognition for their scholarly activity. Many residents have been published in high-impact journals and have presented at national conferences. We have always been extremely competitive in the Maryland Doctor's Dilemma competition, a statewide academic competition among residencies sponsored by the American College of Physicians. Our team has been named state champions and represented Maryland at national competitions on multiple occasions.

Program Director
Stephanie DeLoach, MD

Chief Resident
Lauren Berninger, D.O.
Chief Resident
Vikas Vujjini, MD