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

Our program has a focus on creating a family-type culture of mutual support and respect between trainees, faculty, and program leadership. We have an additional focus on resident wellness and have our own residency Wellness Coach available for our trainees. We additionally see our program as succeeding through the creation of a personalized approach to each resident’s success and well-being.

Preliminary Internal Medicine Residency Program

Our preliminary program is designed for physicians who require one year of internal medicine training prior to going into a destination residency such as neurology, dermatology, ophthalmology, radiology/interventional radiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, or anesthesiology. Over the course of a year, preliminary interns have exposure to a wide variety of disease processes in the acute patient care setting while preserving robust opportunities for learning elective specialties. 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

Blocks range between four to five weeks in length.

Categorical Internal Medicine Residency Program

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

We believe that our categorical Internal Medicine Residency program provides a diverse 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
  • 0.5 blocks emergency medicine

Blocks range between four to five weeks in length.