“I chose Lankenau because it provides a university hospital experience in a community hospital setting. You get a lot of clinical exposure here, along with a diverse patient population and access to research.
Lankenau has a very supportive atmosphere and a limited hierarchy, which means you have frequent and direct access to the attendings. It’s also a very well-respected and financially stable hospital.
I have seen previous Lankenau residents leave here and go on to have successful careers. Because of the training I am receiving I’m confident that I will have the same experience.”
Toral Patel, MD
Second Year Internal Medicine Resident
The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Lankenau Medical Center began
more than 100 years ago. Today we have over 300 active members of the
medical staff many of whom serve as teaching faculty for our program and
have an academic appointment at Jefferson Medical College.
Our goal is to train internists who will not only go on to pass their
ABIM examination, but dedicate their lives and careers to becoming
lifelong learners of Internal Medicine. We work closely with individual
residents to help them develop and achieve their professional goals.
The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Lankenau Medical Center
offers opportunities in a number of specialties. National Resident
Matching Program (NRMP) positions for which the Hospital is currently
13 Preliminary one-year positions
13 First-year Categorical Resident positions
13 Second-year Resident positions
13 Third-year Resident positions
Internal Medicine at Main Line Health
Our program offers a comprehensive Internal Medicine training experience
combining outstanding academic teaching in didactic, small group and
bedside settings with direct patient care. The program offers a wide
variety of subspecialty electives and outpatient rotations in private
We also offer fellowships in Nephrology, Gastroenterology,
Hematology/Oncology, General Cardiovascular Diseases, Electrophysiology
and Interventional Cardiology. In addition, there are shared
fellowship programs with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in
Pulmonary/Critical Care and Infectious Diseases. Our first year class is
half categorical interns and half preliminary interns with a total
cohort of 52 residents per year.
Academics Balanced with Clinical Experience
Our program provides a balance of rigorous academic teaching and
extensive clinical practice. Lankenau, a 331 bed hospital located 20
minutes outside Philadelphia, combines the experiences of a tertiary
care medical center and a community hospital. Our affiliation with
the Lankenau Institute of Medical Research (LIMR) also provides an
opportunity for both basic science and clinical research on our own
clinical campus. Residents in our categorical program are expected
to complete an original research project during the course of their
training and are encouraged to join ongoing projects in the hospital and
the research center.
The Department of Medicine includes a Cardiac Catheterization Unit,
Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab, a Pulmonary Function Laboratory,
Endoscopy Suites, Cardiopulmonary Laboratory, Cancer Center, Renal
Dialysis Units, Sleep Medicine Services, and special studies and
research laboratories in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diseases,
Hematology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Neurology, Infectious
Diseases, and Rheumatology.
To learn more about the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program
contact Ellen Hughes by phone at 484-476-3305 or 484-476-3988 or by
FAX at 484-476-8141.
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100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096
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