Lankenau Medical Center offers two resident options in internal Medicine: a preliminary program (one-year internship) and a categorical program (full three-year residency).

Preliminary program

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 & rehabilitation, anesthesiology, or any of the surgical sub-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.

Preliminary intern schedule

  • 3-4 blocks of inpatient medicine (floors)
  • 2 blocks of ICU
  • 1 block of night float
  • 0.5 block admitting team
  • 4-4.5 blocks of elective

Categorical program

The categorical program is for physicians who are interested in a career in general internal medicine or in one of the sub-specialties of general internal medicine such as endocrinology, gastroenterology, cardiology, rheumatology, infectious diseases, nephrology, pulmonary/critical care, geriatrics, and hematology/oncology.

We believe our three-year program provides outstanding clinical experience in conjunction with excellent didactic teaching that prepares our residents for satisfying, lifelong careers in medicine.

Categorical intern schedule

  • 4 blocks of inpatient medicine (floors)
  • 2-2.5 blocks ICU
  • 1 block ambulatory medicine
  • 1 block of night float
  • 0.5 block admitting team
  • 1 block emergency medicine
  • 0.5 block of neurology
  • 1.5-2 blocks of open elective

PGY 2 schedule

  • 4 blocks of inpatient medicine (floors)
  • 1 block ICU
  • 1 block admitting team
  • 1 block outpatient ambulatory medicine
  • 1.75 blocks of night float
  • 3.25 blocks of elective

PGY 3 schedule

  • 4 blocks of inpatient medicine (floors)
  • 1 block Medical Clinic Chief
  • 1 Block Education/Geriatrics
  • 2 blocks ICU
  • 4 blocks of elective
  • .5 blocks emergency medicine