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    New Facebook Page for the Residency.  Please visit our Facebook page for up-to-date information about the program.  

    Einstein Residents Win 2014 National ACP "Doctors Dilemma" defending their 2012 and 2013 Titles. 

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    This is the sixth time the Einstein team has won the national tournament which is the most by any program in the country.

    Resident Board Pass Rate 98% on ABIM Exam over Thirteen Years.

    Over the past thirteen years 289/295 residents have passed the ABIM on their first attempt. Congratulations! The Department continues to provide our residents with our own Department of Medicine, faculty led, intensive board review course.

    Internal Medicine Residency Program Board Pass Rate

    Einstein Residents Accepted Into Outstanding Fellowship Programs Again

    Twenty outstanding fellowship positions were obtained by our residents this academic year.  Our residents continue to be accepted into a variety of subspecialty training programs throughout the country. Great job!

    Click here to view the recent fellowship placement appointments

    Click here to view the Fellowship placement by specialty 

    Einstein hosted the 2013 ACP Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Annual Abstract and Medical Jeopardy Competition on Saturday, October 26, 2013. The event will be held at Einstein again this year in the Fall. 

    click here to view the ACP website

    New Department of Medicine Secure Website

    The Department has created a web-based workspace for faculty, residents and alumni. Access to the workspace is by invitation only. There are many educational components of the website including Program Director Case of the Week and the Daily Morning Report Evidence-based Follow-ups. Many of our current residents and alumni have contributed to the workspace. 

    Simulation Curriculum

    With the opening of the Simulation Center, the Department has expanded the depth and number of opportunities residents have utilizing medical simulation. ACLS, complex patient scenarios, and procedural training are just a few examples. 

    New Resident Work Schedules Ensure 100% Duty Hour Compliance

    The Department of Medicine has instituted a complete night-float system on all rotations. Residents may work extended shifts until 9 p.m. when they will be relieved by a well-rested night-float team. Extended shifts are never more frequent than every fourth or fifth day. Residents are trained in appropriate signing out of patients that helps in the hand-off process. 

    Einstein Fellowship News – Hematology/Oncology and Transplant Hepatology Fellowships approved by ACGME.

    The Department of Medicine is pleased to announce the addition of fellowships in Hematology/Oncology and Transplant Hepatology  to complement our other fellowship training programs. The Department currently sponsors ACGME fellowship programs in cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, interventional cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, nephrology, pulmonary/critical care medicine, and rheumatology.  The Cardiology fellowship program has expanded to five fellows per year.  Our Gastroenterology and Nephrology programs recently expanded to three fellows per year. Heart failure and Transplant Nephrology fellowships are also available.

    Internal Medicine Residency Receives Full 10-year Accreditation Cycle from ACGME

    The Einstein Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency has received the maximum cycle length from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine (RRC-IM) on its last three site visits. 

    A Record Year for Resident Scholarly Activity

    Einstein residents first authored numerous abstracts, posters and oral presentations this academic year. In addition, many Einstein residents were either first authors or co-authors on many papers published this academic year.

     Sample of Recent Publications

    Einstein Residents Participate in 2014 Annual American College of Physicians Annual Associate Poster Competition

    Eight projects were accepted at the 2014 ACP Associates Competition in Orlando.  

    • Predictors of GI investigation in patients discharged with noncardiac chest pain. 
    • The risk factors of non-AIDS defining malignancies in HIV positive patients. 
    • Changing trends in microbiology of cardiac implantable electrical device infections.  
    • Echocardiographic and electrocardiographic predictors for adverse outcomes in cirrhotie patients hospitalized for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP). 
    • QRS Duration Predicts Left Ventricular Systolic Function Following ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (Winner Clinical Research - Podium Presentation).  
    • Improving continuity of care in a residency based continuity
    • Gastrointestinal bleeding and nodular space occupying liver lesions: An extremely unusual presentation of light chain myeloma. 
    • Senile Cardiac Amyloidosis: A lonely tale of an undervalued cause of heart failure. 

    Einstein Residents Participate in 2013 Annual American College of Physicians Annual Associate Poster Competition

    Seven projects were accepted at the 2013 ACP Associates Competition in San Francisco.  

    • Short-Term Corticosteroid Use And Hyperglycemia In Hospitalized Patients. 
    • Morning Ventilator Huddle and Time of Extubation in Medical ICU. 
    • Non-receptor tyrosine kinase c-Src activity can predict anti-EGFR therapeutic response in metastatic colorectal cancer patients.  
    • The Value of Clinical Prediction in Repeat Testing with Enzyme Immunoassay for Clostridium difficile. 
    • QRS Duration Predicts Inpatient Ventricular Arrhythmias and 30 Day Mortality Following an ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction.  
    • Right Atrial Lipoma in a Patient with Complete Heart Block. 
    • An Unusual Case of Cushing Syndrome Due to Prostate Small Cell Carcinoma. 

    Einstein Residents Participate in 2012 Annual American College of Physicians Annual Associate Poster Competition

    Four projects were accepted at the 2012 ACP Associates Competition in New Orleans. This is an incredible accomplishment for our residents since few of the many projects submitted are accepted for this very prestigious competition. 

    • Cocaine washout syndrome
    • Tamoxifen induced Budd-Chiari syndrome complicated by HITT
    • Statin Use and the Development of Bone Metastasis in Breast Cancer Patients
    • When bleeding recurs, should colonscopy be repeated?

    Einstein Residents Participate in 2011 Annual American College of Physicians Annual Associate Poster Competition

    • Perceptions and Attitudes Towards Fibromyalgia: A Physician Survey. 
    • Overuse Of Intravenous Proton Pump Inhibitors In Hospital: Expensive And Risky? 
    • The use of statin is associated with reduced risk of breast cancer recurrence. Selected for oral podium presentation. This project is among the ten Research abstracts selected as winners in the 2011 National Associates Competition.
    • Spontaneous Bacterial Empyema (SBEM) In A Non-cirrhotic Patient: An Unusual Scenario. 
    • When first impression fails: a case of lung mass and hypercalcemia. 
    • Bilateral spontaneous pneumothoraces in a healthy young adult. Selected for oral podium presentation. This project is among the ten Clinical Vignette abstracts selected as winners in the 2011 National Associates Competition.

    Einstein Residents Participate in 2010 Annual American College of Physicians Annual Associate Poster Competition

    Nine projects were presented at the 2010 ACP Associates Competition in Toronto.  

    • Incidence of hypertension in high risk groups of sleep disordered breathing: Can sleep disordered breathing be an independent risk factor for hypertension? 
    • Selected for podium presentation and was one of only ten Research abstracts selected as winners in the 2010 National Associates Competition 
    • Comparison of Enhanced External Counter Pulsation outcomes in refractory angina patients with and without atrial fibrillation 
    • Statin use may reduce the occurrence of venous thromboembolism. A study in  patients with artherosclerotic disease 
    • Inhibitory effect of cigarette smoke on adiponectin expression in vitro and in vivo 
    • Broken Heart and Cold foot: A Rare Case of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy Presenting with Distal Embolism 
    • Chloroma: A hip fracture turned malignant 
    • Unanticipated consequence of a roller coaster ride 
    • An Unusual Presentation of Panhypopituitarism  Castleman Disease presenting as fever and cough in a young male 

    Einstein Residents Participate in 2009 Annual American College of Physicians Annual Associate Poster Competition

    Seven projects were presented at the 2009 ACP Associates Competition in Philadelphia.

    • Can Lipophilic Statins Affect Her2/neu Expression in Breast Cancer? [Selected for podium presentation and was one of only ten Research abstracts selected as winners in the 2009 National Associates Competition] 
    • Modifiable factors that influence Colorectal Cancer Lymph Nodes Sampling and Examination 
    • The Association of Insulin Resistance and Cancer among Adult Participants aged 40 years and older in NHANES III 
    • Make it Happen:  A resident led campaign to improve hand hygiene and contract precautions among Internal Medicine Residents.  A Pilot Program developed by the Resident Task Force for preventing Hospital Acquired Infections 
    • Aquaporin 5 (AQP5), a Novel Target for Cancer Therapy, is Expressed in Primary Human Leukemic Cells 
    • Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome.  New onset seizures in a patient with lupus nephritis and recent immunosuppressive treatment 
    • Ovarian vein thrombosis in a patient with asymptomatic chorioamnionitis 


    Night Time In-Hospital Chief Resident Coverage Continues

    The Department of Medicine is pleased to announce that each academic year seven chief residents will be selected to serve the program at the PGY-4 level.  The chief residents are vital members of the Department as they have administrative, educational and important clinical roles.   Two of the chief residents will serve as night chief residents. The night chief residents will have a variety of responsibilities which will include teaching, supervision and administrative oversight while be present in the hospital every night.

    All Lectures Now Recorded and Available Online for Review

    All of our lectures are being audio recorded to accompany the electronic slide sets. Lectures are available on the Einstein intranet and can be reviewed at any time. Residents now have the ability to listen and watch lectures that they may have missed or want to hear and review again.

    Liver Transplantation, Palliative Care and Rapid Response Team Added to Resident Curriculum

    Residents now have an opportunity to care for patients that have undergone orthotopic liver transplantation.  Residents will gain experience in managing complex patient care issues.  The curriculum will include an understanding of immunosuppression, infections in the immunocompromised host, organ rejection as well as other problems that may be seen in this unique patient population.

    A new elective in Palliative Care has been added to the internal medicine curriculum.  Residents will work directly with experts in Palliative Care and have an opportunity to develop the skills needed to assist patients in this important area of care.

    Residents will have an opportunity to participate in the Einstein Rapid Response Initiative.  This multidisciplinary team is available to provide immediate care to any patient in need.  Residents will participate in a variety of training modules.  Residents will learn how to work closely with other health care professionals to quickly assess, treat and triage a variety of clinical situations.