Creighton University Internal Medicine Residency Program
Creighton University School of Medicine is one of the oldest university-based medical schools established west of the Mississippi and the Internal Medicine Residency is one of the outstanding educational programs. The mission of the medical school is to develop and promote an understanding of human health and the causes, treatment and prevention of disease.
Education of the medical students is an integral part of the internal medicine residency program. Site visitors from the Residency Review Committee (RRC) have consistently commented on both the quality of the training program and on the residents' satisfaction with their educational experience. Clearly, one of the outstanding characteristics of this program is the collegial relationship between the faculty and residents and the degree of faculty commitment and involvement in the day-to-day education of our residents. Currently, about 35% of the categorical residents elect to practice primary care medicine, while those who wish to continue in subspecialty training have consistently been accepted into first-choice programs, including the subspecialty medicine programs offered at Creighton University School of Medicine.
Our Internal Medicine Residency Training Program provides you with the academic learning environment and the clinical experience that is essential for you to be prepared for the unsupervised practice of medicine. This occurs because we have:
- Leadership faculty who are engaged in education of our residents.
- An administrative team that responds to the needs of our residents.
- A diverse patient population: by gender, race, religion, socioeconomic status with a variety of clinical problems and stages of disease.
- Daily resident core curriculum including acute care series, ambulatory core, Grand Rounds, daily report, morbidity/mortality, medical jeopardy, Harrison’s board review prep, journal club and research.
- Exceptional ICU and CCU experience throughout three years of training.
- Strong commitment to duty hour limitations and education for our residents and faculty on alertness management and fatigue mitigation.
- Opportunity to learn and perform procedures.
- Great balance between residency, study time and family activities.
- 50-55 hour resident work week average.
- A longitudinal continuity experience with a continuous long-term therapeutic relationship with your own panel of patients.
- Ongoing core faculty mentorship for residents.
- Appropriate level of autonomy while being pushed to succeed.
- Faculty are available for direct supervision.
- Required ambulatory block rotations in each year of training in primary care and subspecialty care clinical experience in outpatient chronic disease management, preventative health, patient counseling and common acute ambulatory problems.
- Clinic faculty preceptors provide advising for residents in the areas of educational goal-setting, career development, patient care, and scholarship.
- Opportunity to teach our medical students.