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Message from the Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine Residency of the MetroWest Medical Center Framingham Union Hospital.

We are proud of more than three decades of Graduate Medical Education at our institution. Our diverse group of residents and faculty are important members of our Worcester hospital family and our community. The small (24 residents) program allows maximum faculty/house staff interactions and an excellent evaluation system.

Residents care for patients with a broad array of diseases in a "real-world" setting, and enjoy a healthy balance between patient care duties and education. Our graduates consistently obtain excellent positions in both primary care and fellowships; many have gone on to careers in academic medicine.

We are proud of the extensive learning opportunities we offer to residents and look forward to welcoming you to our program.

Sincerely,
Thomas Treadwell, M.D.
Internal Medicine Residency Program Director

Learn more about the Internal Medicine Residency Program:

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine Program #1812140C0 at MetroWest Medical Center. We are looking for a combination of qualities when we look at your application in ERAS. We like to see:

  • good scores (no specific cut-off)
  • some clinical experience in the U.S. as an observer or extern
  • three (3) good letters of reference from American doctors

We also have a great need for Spanish and Portuguese speaking residents as we have a large population whom we serve in our clinics.

We offer J1 visas.

You can find out more information about us in Freida online.

Looking forward to your application via ERAS.
For more information about the program, contact Sharon Dearth.

Highlights from the Program

Program Accreditations and Affiliations

  • Categorical program (8) 1812140C0
  • Full accreditation by ACGME
  • Affiliation with Tufts University Medial Center and Boston Medical Center
  • 100% pass rate on ABIM certifying examination

Program Details

  • ICU/CCU rotation every fourth night
  • Ward rotation every fifth night
  • Night float system
  • Excellent emergency room rotations (70,000 visits a year)
  • Numerous opportunities for research and electives at MetroWest Medical Center and the Framingham Heart Study
  • Support for local and national meeting attendance
  • Teaching conferences daily

Facility

  • Two hospital-based ambulatory clinics and community-based ambulatory blocks
  • Hospital-based clinics in obstetrics/gynecology, sexually transmitted disease, HIV infection, rheumatology, multiple sclerosis, travel/immunizations, endocrinology and suboxone
  • Excellent facility includes state of the art cardiac catheterization laboratory, radiation oncology center, and substantial dollars in capital improvements budgeted
  • Outstanding location 30 minutes by car or train from Boston with numerous opportunities for recreation and culture

Recent Medical Resident Fellowships

  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at: University of Vermont, Dartmouth Medical School, Boston University Medical Center
  • Nephrology at: Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston University Medial Center, University of Massachusetts
  • Endocrinology at Dartmouth Medical School
  • Occupational Medicine at Harvard Medical School
  • Infectious Disease at: University of California at Irvine, University of Massachusetts, Tufts University Medical Center, Boston University Medical Center, Dartmouth Medical School, MD Anderson, Albert Einstein, University of New Mexico, University of Pittsburgh (Transplant)
  • Geriatrics at: Baylor University, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, University of Hawaii
  • Allergy & Immunology at Children's Hospital
  • Infectious Disease at University of Massachusetts
  • Rheumatology at: Dartmouth University, Cornell
  • Cardiology at: Mt. Sinai, Baylor, University of Massachusetts, Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, University of Texas, University of Alabama
  • Hematology/Oncology at: Roswell Park, University of Maryland, St. Elizabeth's Hospital

Faculty

Faculty members of the Department of Medicine have achieved a strong reputation throughout New England for their clinical skills, with a commitment to graduate medical education, and for clinical research. Nearly all of the full time faculty members have academic teaching appointments at medical schools in Boston or Worcester.

Editorial Boards
Members of the faculty serve on editorial boards of major journals, and have leadership positions in national professional societies. In the past three years, members of the Department have authored or co-authored more than eighty publications.

Clinical Specialties
The teaching faculty includes both community-based positions and hospital-based clinicians, including specialists in cardiology, gastroenterology, pulmonary medicine, hematology, oncology, endocrinology, infectious diseases, nephrology and hepatology. We also have board certified physicians in psychiatry, geriatric medicine, critical care medicine, rheumatology and neurology. Faculty members serve as important mentors not only in the clinical arena, but in sponsoring clinical research activities, a requirement for all categorical Residents at MetroWest Medical Center.

Internal Medicine Retreats

The Department of Internal Medicine organizes retreats as a form of education and relaxation. Medical residents organized and participated in the following retreats:

  • Workshops on Alternative Medicine and Interviewing Skills and Teaching Skills
    • Moosilauke Ravine Lodge
  • Death & Dying: The Process, Peals and Pitfalls of Care
    • Northeastern University
    • Warren Conference Center
  • Workshop on Procedural and Interpretive Skills
    • Northeastern University
    • Warren Conference Center
  • "Is There Life After Residency?" (Seminar on Managed Care)
    • Provincetown Inn
    • Cape Cod, Massachusetts

About MetroWest Medical Center

MetroWest Medical Center has one of the longest established and largest teaching programs in New England. Our program is based in Framingham, Massachusetts, home of the world-renowned Framingham Heart Study Referral center for 25 neighboring MetroWest communities Residents from several Harvard Medical School affiliates participate in the training programs. On an annual basis, MetroWest Medical Center has:

  • More than 70,000 emergency department visits
  • Over 15,000 surgical procedures
  • Over 15,000 ambulatory care visits
  • Over 2,500 deliveries

Comprehensive cardiac services by cardiologists on staff at both MetroWest Medical System and Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Cardiology Unit has both CCU and cardiac catheterization unit. Emergency Department very active referral center for region, headed by full-time emergency room director and full-time emergency room physicians.

Benefits and Salaries

  • Current salary will be available at interview
  • Three weeks' vacation, from elective rotations
  • Selection of group health plans
  • Professional liability insurance provided on a group basis within the scope of the program
  • Allowance provided to cover standard meals in cafeteria while on call
  • Laundered uniforms available at no charge
  • Professional Society’s Memberships (MMS) (ACP)
  • MKSAP Books Provided
  • Board Preparation Allowance for Sr. Resident
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