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:

  • 3 - 4 blocks of Inpatient Medicine
  • 2 blocks of ICU (unless Anesthesia and you want / need more)
  • 1 block Emergency Medicine (Selective – anesthesia only)
  • 1 block of Night Float (0.5 blocks twice yearly)
  • 0.5 block Admitting Team
  • 4 - 4.5 blocks of Elective time

* Blocks are 2 - 4 weeks in duration

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:

  • 3 - 4 blocks of Inpatient Medicine
  • 2 - 2.5 blocks ICU
  • 6 two-week Y Ambulatory blocks
  • 1 - 1.5 blocks of Night Float (0.5 blocks twice yearly)
  • 0.5 block Admitting Team
  • 0.5 - 1 block Emergency Medicine (Selective)
  • 0.5 block of Neurology (Selective)

Categorical R2:

  • 3 - 4 blocks of Inpatient Medicine
  • 1 block ICU
  • 1 block Admitting Team (0.5 blocks twice yearly)
  • 6 two-week Y Ambulatory blocks
  • 1.75 blocks of Night Float

Categorical R3:

  • 3 - 4 blocks of Inpatient Medicine
  • 6 two-week Y Ambulatory blocks
  • 1 Block Education/Geriatrics (Selective)
  • 2 blocks ICU
  • 0.5 blocks Emergency Medicine (Selective – if not completed as PGY1)

* Blocks are 2 - 4 weeks in duration