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Highlights

    • Resident Board Pass Rate 100% on Most Recent ABIM Exam and for Seven Consecutive Years:
      All Einstein internal medicine residents who took the 2007 American Board of Internal Medicine Certifying Examination passed. Congratulations! The three-year rolling average pass rate for the program is 100%. Einstein is one of a small, elite group of programs that can boast a three-year rolling average pass rate of 100% as reported by the American Board of Internal Medicine. All 145 residents who have taken the exam over the past seven years passed on first attempt!
      • Internal Medicine Residency Receives Second Consecutive Full Five-Year Accreditation from ACGME:
        The Einstein Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency was reviewed by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine (RRC-IM).

        Following a thorough review of all aspects of our program, the RRC-IM granted the program full accreditation for five years (the maximum granted by RRC).  This is the second consecutive time that the program has received the maximum cycle length of five years. Both reviews were without citation.

        The RRC-IM review of residency programs includes a detailed analysis of all aspects of training, including curriculum, level of resident/fellow responsibility, balance of education and service, work environment, patient mix, teaching conferences and rounds, faculty credentials, research productivity, ABIM Examination performance, library and on-call room facilities, nursing support and opportunities for teaching junior residents and medical students.  As part of its review, the RRC-IM conducts interviews with key faculty members and first-, second-, and third-year residents.  In addition, all residents complete an anonymous questionnaire developed by the RRC-IM.  Residents evaluate the quality of teaching, diversity of the patient population, level of primary patient care responsibility, interaction with other residents, ambulatory care experience, duty hours, facilities, opportunity to develop competence in procedural skills, opportunity to participate in research and prompt and constructive evaluation and feedback.  In order to insure confidentiality, these resident questionnaires are returned directly to the RRC-IM.
        • Einstein Residents Participate in 2008 Annual American College of Physicians Annual Associate Poster Competition
          Five posters (listed below) were presented at the 2008 ACP Poster Competition in Washington, DC.  This is an incredible accomplishment for our residents since few of the many posters submitted are accepted for this very emulous competition.
          • Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer Bone Metastases Associated with Cox-2 Inhibitors
          • High MELD Score and Type of Immunosuppression are Predictors of Gastrointestinal Bleeding After Liver Transplantation
          • Cardiac Risk Assessment in Patients with Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy
          • A Study of the Relationship Between Lipophilic Statin use and Estrogen Receptor Negative Breast Cancers
          • Haemophilus Parainfluenzae Endocarditis in a Young Patient with Abdominal Pain
        • Einstein Residents Win American College of Physicians' 2007 Doctor's Dilemma Contest: Residents representing Einstein Healthcare Network defeated 29 teams from around the nation in the Jeopardy competition on medical knowledge sponsored by the American College of Physicians (ACP).  Residents Uma Borate, MD, Supriya Narasimhan, MD, Harish Iyer, MD and alternate Santosh Uppu, MD comprised the 2006-2007 team.  The Osler trophy was presented to the winners at the annual meeting of the American College of Physicians in San Diego.  Each team member also received an individual certificate.  Residents and medical students from across the United States compete for title of national champion.  Organized in the format of the Jeopardy television game show, the competition includes questions that span various aspects of medicine including medical calculations, unusual diseases and medical history.  The Einstein teams defeated six local hospitals , including Abington, Drexel, Jefferson, Hahnemann, Fitzgerald Mercy and Temple for the right to represent eastern Pennsylvania.  Coached by chief medical resident, Janani Rangaswami, MD, the team then triumphed over two other Pennsylvania regional teams.  This achievement earned the team the opportunity to represent Pennsylvania at the national competition in the Spring.
          • Einstein Residents Accepted into Outstanding Fellowship Programs:
            Twenty-two outstanding fellowship positions were obtained by our residents this academic year.   This has been one of our most successful years with respect to number and quality of fellowship appointments. Our residents continue to be accepted into a variety of subspecialty training programs throughout the country.  Great job!
            • 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.