“I didn’t rotate through Lankenau while in medical school but many of my classmates did. I remember them saying what a great hospital it was and the high level of teaching that went on here. It was one of the reasons I placed Lankenau at the top of my list when it came time for my residency.
At Lankenau, I have a strong support network and I’ve found everyone to be very personable. Within a week after I started, everyone knew my name and I was accepted as part of the care team. That doesn’t happen at bigger institutions.
I’ve also enjoyed the hospital’s location. It’s just outside Philadelphia so you have all of the advantages of living near a major city but you can be out in the suburbs and countryside very quickly.”
Krystle Wang, MD
First Year Internal Medicine Resident
Lankenau Internal Medicine Residency Program also has an Osteopathic
Program which is dually approved by the ACGME and AOA. There is a
Traditional Rotating Internship Program (Match Code 69011)
as well as an Internal Medicine Specialty Track Residency Program (Match
Code 69050) with a total of eight positions available each
academic year. Interns are selected through the AOA Intern Registration
Program based on academic achievement, letters of recommendation,
results of interviews, and other information provided in support of
their application. The program is part of the MEDNet OPTI associated
with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). OMM
Seminars and OMT training are provided through our affiliation with PCOM
which is only four miles away.
Applications for both programs are processed through ERAS. The Internal
Medicine Residency Program will be interviewing applicants for the
Osteopathic Match beginning in October.
A Firm Foundation for a successful medical career
Lankenau Medical Center offers two resident options in Internal
Medicine: a Preliminary Program (one- year internship) and a Categorical
program (full three-year residency).
Our preliminary Program is designed for physicians who wish to have one
year of general medical training prior to going into a residency in
Neurology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation, Anesthesiology, or any of the surgical specialties. Over
the course of the year, preliminary interns will have exposure to a wide
variety of disease processes in the acute and chronic patient care
settings. We feel the preliminary year provides an invaluable background
for any trainee entering a specialty residency.
The Preliminary Intern’s schedule is as follows:
General Medical Floors: 4 Blocks
Ambulatory – Family Practice: 1 Block (call free)
Neurology: .5 – 1 Block
Emergency Room: 1 Block (call free)
ICU: 1.5 blocks
Night Float: 1.5 Blocks
Elective: 2.5 – 3 Blocks (call free)
The Categorical Program is for physicians who are interested in a career
in general internal medicine or in one of the subspecialties of General
Internal Medicine such as Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, cardiology,
Rheumatology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Pulmonary/ Critical Care,
Geriatrics, and Hematology/ Oncology.
The AOA requires that every osteopathic specialty track trainee in their
R 2 and R 3 have a minimum of one month experience in the following
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.