There are 20 PGY-1 positions available:
12 categorical Primary Care:NRMP#1241140M0
8 preliminary:NRMP #1241140P0
There are a total of 310 beds, of which 163 beds are on the medical service. Approximately 70 beds are on the teaching service and 93 beds are non-teaching.
Interns typically admit 3-5 patients with up to an additional 2 transfers. Average intern census is 4 patients. Average resident census is 10-15 patients.
In the past five years our graduates have pursued the following career paths:
- 22% pursued careers as primary care physicians.
- 43% entered fellowship training. Click here for more detailed information.
- 35% practice as Hospitalist physicians.
PGY-1 residents do not have night calls during the first 6 months of the year. During the initial 6 months they have an average of 2 long calls (16 hours) each week during their general floor months. In the latter 6 months interns will have night calls on a rotating shift schedule. Critical Care interns follow a rotating shift schedule for the whole year. PGY-2 residents have 4 weeks night float duties. PGY-3 residents have a total of four 1-week night float rotations. General medicine residents have call two 14-hour nights during their one month general medical floor rotation. Critical Care residents work twelve hour shifts.
For the actual contract used for the 2012-2013 academic year residents, click here. We are expecting no significant changes for next year's residents.
Given the complexity of the current immigration process, we give some preference to United States citizens and permanent residents. We do, however, encourage applications from outstanding applicants of any background. Historically we have supported applications for J-1 visas for a couple applicants each year. We have not needed to resort to the H-1 process and are unlikely to do so this year.
Externships and medical school rotations in American hospitals are invaluable in helping us identify extraordinary candidates. We do not, however, require such experience.
In general our residents have excellent board scores, averaging in the 230s on both USMLE Step 1 and Step 2. We typically do not grant interviews to candidates who have ever failed a step of the USMLE. Unless an applicant has a particularly superb record, we discourage applicants who have graduated more than 10 years ago.
Our goal is to matriculate the highest quality intern class possible. We frequently have excellent candidates from overseas institutions.
We often have medical clerks from all levels from Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland. Because of administrative issues, we discourage externships and observerships.