Department of Internal Medicine and Neurology

Internal Medicine Residency Program

Our Motto: “Excellence Through Diversity”

Our Mission: The mission of our residency program is to train competent, caring physicians to care for a wide-ranging patient community in any medical setting, by providing a diverse patient population and multiple distinctive medical facilities. We provide the educational foundation for life-long learning to allow our graduates to practice and thrive in the future of medicine.

Program Director’s Welcome

The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine invites you to join us for your life-long journey of discovery. The Wright State Internal Medicine Residency is a unique university training program providing diverse clinical experiences at multiple institutions. Our residents care for patients at the Miami Valley Hospital — an 858-bed academic medical center, the Dayton VA Medical Center and the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center.  Our patients include community residents and the underserved, as well as populations of active duty military and veterans.  Our program prepares residents for future practice in any clinical setting. From rural medicine, to global practice abroad, to subspecialty care, to academic medicine, past graduates have pursued a wide range of career paths after completion of our training program.

The residency program is part of the Boonshoft School of Medicine, a community-based medical school nationally recognized for its commitment to the social mission of medical education. Like our patients, our core faculty is comprised of a diverse group of clinical-educators who provide high quality medical education in both the hospital and ambulatory settings.

Our complement of fellowship programs adds to the educational milieu. Resident research is well supported and encouraged, and we offer a research scholar pathway for highly motivated residents.

The faculty and I invite you to explore the outstanding features of the Wright State Internal Medicine Residency Program in Dayton, Ohio. We look forward to your visit.  Come be part of the future of Medicine!

Residency Program Specifics

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The Wright State University Internal Medicine Residency Program emphasizes education-over service to develop versatile clinicians capable of handling both general medical outpatient issues and inpatient critical care. On completion of the program, residents are prepared to enter general internal medicine practice, hospitalist practice or to continue into subspecialty fellowship training. Residents care for a diverse patient population at the three major participating hospitals: the Premier Health Miami Valley Hospital, the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Wright-Patterson Medical Center.

Dayton has always been known for innovation and the Wright State Internal Medicine Residency Program continues this tradition.  Our flipped classroom approach to teaching during our academic half day emphasizes the benefits of active learning.  From an innovative curriculum, to the use of simulations in training and implementation of technology in teaching, our program strives to maximize resident education and the potential for success.

Program Features

  • 3 separate campuses for training with different systems of healthcare delivery experiences.
  • Unique ambulatory focus on R2 year, with general medicine continuity clinics as well as experience in subspecialty clinics.
  • Program flexibility that allows residents' input in planning their education to meet future practice needs.
  • Innovative schedule to facilitate ambulatory practice without adversely impacting medicine rotations.
  • Research Scholar pathway.
  • Rotation through a military healthcare facility included in training.
  • 12-month longitudinal curriculum at all 3 sites that incorporates interactive classroom activities.

Program Accomplishments

  • 100% Board pass rate
  • 100% civilian fellowship match rate
  • 10-year ACGME site visit - no citations
  • In-Training Exam scores: top 1/3 percentile, high-value care 87 percentile
  • Resident scholarly presentations:
    • Academy for Professionalism in Healthcare
    • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
    • American College of Physicians
    • American College of Gastroenterology
    • American College of Cardiology
    • American Heart Association
    • American Geriatric Society
    • American Thoracic Society
    • Army/Air Force ACP
    • Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
    • CHEST
    • Dayton Area Graduate Medical Education Community (DAGMEC) – Research Forum
    • Digestive Diseases Week
    • International Academy of Cardiology
    • National ACP – 1st place Clinical Vignette 2019 and 2020
    • North American Young Rheumatology Investigators Forum
    • Ohio ACP
    • Ohio Association of Rheumatology
    • Ohio Gastroenterology Society
    • Original Research Clinical Vignette – 1st Place at ACP chapter meeting in 3 of 4 categories
    • Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
    • Society of General Internal Medicine

Typical Resident Schedule

The following are a typical rotation schedule for residents:

  • 5 blocks inpatient medicine service
  • 1 block night float (two week blocks, not consecutive)
  • 2 blocks intensive care unit
  • 1 block neurology selective
  • 1 block cardiology selective
  • 1.5 blocks ambulatory
  • 1 block medicine subspecialty elective
  • 4 blocks inpatient medicine service
  • 1 block night float
  • 1 block intensive care unit
  • 1 block emergency medicine
  • 1 block hospitalist medicine
  • 1 block rheumatology
  • 4 blocks medicine subspecialty electives
  • 4 blocks inpatient medicine service
  • 1.5 blocks night float
  • 1 block intensive care unit
  • 1.5 blocks ambulatory
  • 1 block geriatrics
  •  4 blocks subspecialty electives
  • 1 block CCU

Salaries for 2021-2022


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Last edited on 11/12/2020.