“Being a first-year resident can be pretty frightening at times, but at Lankenau you never feel as if you’re alone. The attendings are very accessible, and there is always someone you can turn to for advice. That makes you feel more comfortable and confident in what you’re doing because you know you have the support of the entire staff.
While Lankenau sits in the suburbs, its close proximity to urban Philadelphia means that I see a wide variety of pathologies and people from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds. This diverse patient population has prepared me to deal with any patient situation in the future.
Lankenau also gives me the opportunity to do a wide variety of electives…more than most hospitals in the area. Gaining exposure to these areas is very valuable and will definitely help me in my future career.”
Matthew Gorski, MD
First Year Internal Medicine Resident
The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Lankenau provides a
comprehensive balance of rigorous academic teaching, extensive clinical
experience and patient contact. Lankenau Medical Center is a mixture of
community hospital and tertiary care center with over 331 inpatient
beds. Located in the Philadelphia suburbs, just west of the city border,
Lankenau Medical Center is perfectly situated to meet the healthcare
needs of a diverse and exciting patient population. Because our
Intensive Care Unit has been ranked one of the top 100 ICU's in the
country and our cardiology division is one of the top 50 in the nation,
Lankenau also serves as a tertiary referral center for the city of
Philadelphia, as well as its suburbs in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and
The Department of Medicine includes a Cardiac Catheterization Unit,
Cardiac Electrophysiology Unit, 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.
Resident-RunWork Rounds (daily)
Upper level residents take their medical teams to the bedside of the
patients on their service and review physical findings and discuss the
treatment plan with the interns and students.
Bedside Teaching Rounds (daily)
These rounds are taught by the a core faculty member on each service.
The faculty members are hospitalists, generalists and specialists.
Teams consist of an attending, a resident, an intern, and third and
fourth year medical students. Rounds are a mixture of
didactic and bedside teaching. Daily multidisciplinary rounds are
held with nursing, care management, social work and other members of the
patient care team.
Intensive Care Unit Rounds (daily)
Daily ICU rounds are conducted with the medical team, the attending
physician, and a cardiology and pulmonary care fellow.
Resident Morning Report (four times a week)
This case-based conference is run by faculty members from the Department
Intern Morning Report (once a week)
This case based conference is run by a senior resident and facilitated
by a Chief Resident And Program Director.
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