“Lankenau is a very progressive hospital. The leadership is very good at anticipating the changes that are coming in healthcare and adjusting to those changes now. There are things happening here that don’t happen at most hospitals. For example, social workers and nurse managers go on rounds. This ensures that everyone is communicating with each other about the overall plan for the patient.
The ancillary staff at Lankenau is also incredible. They are very supportive and they do so much for the residents. I did my internship at a university hospital and I definitely didn’t have the same experience there.
Lankenau offers a very intimate learning environment. You get to know all of the subspecialists and they know you. The program is also very accommodating for residents who have families and children. Overall, it’s just a very comfortable environment, which can be a rarity in residency programs.”
Aarti Shevade, MD
Third Year Internal Medicine Resident
Lankenau Medical Center has an Internal Medicine Clinical Care Center
onsite under the leadership of Dr. Madelaine Saldivar, Director, which
administers to the care of patients from many nearby communities.
As with other areas of our residency, the outpatient setting provides a
balance of rigorous academic teaching and valuable clinical exposure.
Each categorical resident will build their own panel of patients over a
three-year period. Every effort is made to provide continuity of
care for patients from the inpatient to the outpatient setting.
Residents also get experience with sick visits, urgent care and
telephone medicine. Over the course of three years, all
categorical residents will attend weekly continuity care sessions and
develop proficiency in evaluating and treating patients with a variety
of medical disorders under the supervision of attending
physicians. Particular emphasis is placed on clinical question
generation and evidenced based clinical decision making.
All categorical residents will do (in addition to their weekly scheduled
continuity clinics) carefully structured ambulatory block rotations that
include clinical experiences in Dermatology, ENT, Sports Medicine, Pain
Management, Physical Therapy, nutrition And diabetes, Ob/Gyn,
Ophthalmology, and practice management as well as additional clinic time
and a home visit session. Our osteopathic preliminary interns are
also scheduled in family practice ambulatory rotations.
Opportunities to rotate with seasoned Internal Medicine physicians as
well as subspecialists with offices onsite are available throughout the
In the R3 year, the resident will serve a geriatric rotation at Saunders
House, a nursing home facility, which is located on the property
adjacent to Lankenau Medical Center and will also split this rotation
serving as Clinic Chief in the Clinical Care Center.
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