The Summa Department of Medicine is committed to providing supervised, hands on learning for residents. Senior residents and faculty have been trained to observe resident skills with patients and to give formative feedback to improve. Trainee competence in the core skills needed to effectively care for medical patients. Our program benefits from its charter membership in the ACGME's Educational Innovations Project (2006-2016) which relates resident learning to patient outcomes and safety.
You will notice this difference in our learning culture as soon as you join our team. Observers will give you feedback towards independent practice from day one.
Our residency programs for Internal Medicine and Transitional Year are continuously accredited by the ACGME.
In 2006 Summa IM successfully applied for charter membership in the Educational Innovations Project, a ten year ACGME program to evaluate and develop new educational approaches for residents that result in improved patient safety and outcomes. During this time we worked with 23 residencies nationally to develop and share progressive elements of our curriculum, including resident training for safe transitions of care, quality improvement, population health, the patient centered home model and resident leadership and teaching skill.
All of these elements are visible in our program today as a result of this opportunity to work and publish with outstanding educators across North America.
See where our graduates have gone and which fellowships they have obtained.
Our faculty is made up of board certified clinicians with real world experience and a passion for teaching. Our faculty contributes to our learning culture through their broad range of interests and academic achievements.