The Sinai Hospital Residency Program in Internal Medicine emphasizes compassionate care for patients and disciplined learning. Our graduates complete their training with a strong sense of confidence, a commitment to the principles and practice of general internal medicine, and an appreciation of the opportunities available in medical research and academic pursuits.
We believe that the physician leaders of tomorrow will need not only a connection to their individual patients and communities, but also a firm grasp on health care policy and practice within the larger global community.
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. For more than 140 years, the Department of Medicine has upheld a tradition of excellence in patient care, teaching and research.
Sinai's residency program is one of three Johns Hopkins postgraduate training programs in internal medicine, along with those of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and JHU/Bayview Medical Center. The faculty at Sinai have teaching appointments at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and our program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, or ACGME.
Our core curriculum covers all areas of medicine and includes special topics of practice management, managed care and ethics. Our large full-time and part-time faculty provide close supervision for acute-care patient units, critical care units, the emergency room, long-term care and outpatient residents' practice. Faculty-led morning reports, rounds and conferences, as well as a wide variety of research, ambulatory and elective opportunities, complete the residency experience.
The Sinai program adheres to ACGME guidelines for internal medical residency programs, with a night float system that reduces overnight on-call hours and 33 percent ambulatory experience over three years. Residents are typically on call until 7 p.m. every four days while on inpatient rotations and every three days while in the ICU. We do not have overnight calls at Sinai. All orders are written by house staff, who also teach Hopkins medical students on clerkship and subinternship rotations. A Board Review Course is offered for junior and senior residents.
A hospital-wide computer system, with terminals at all nursing stations, permits rapid access of medical records, test results, medicine, informational databases, X-rays and ordering (CPOE). Nurses and technicians provide support for the house staff by taking responsibility for IVs, phlebotomy and patient transport. This allows Sinai residents to function as physician-managers of the patient care team.
The Sinai residency program was the 2007 State of Maryland Champion Team in Doctor's Dilemma, a statewide competition among residencies sponsored by the American College of Physicians. Our program also represented the state at the National Championship in San Diego.
One of our residents was also the recent first prize winner of the Maryland Resident Research Competition of the American College of Physicians (ACP), and represented the state at the national ACP meeting in San Diego.