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Internal Medicine Philadelphia - Residency Program Overview

The Department of Medicine, Einstein Healthcare Network's largest and most comprehensive department, offers its residents a rich array of educational opportunities across all settings, ranging from outpatient practice to critical care units. Residents can count on mentorship and guidance from the Department of Medicine's distinguished faculty. Our more than 100 full-time faculty members are outstanding physicians who are dedicated to resident education, patient care and research.

Graduating residents who wish to pursue careers in primary care medicine pursue abundant practice opportunities, while those interested in subspecialty training (download PDF) obtain prestigious fellowship positions.

On behalf of the entire faculty and staff of the Department of Medicine at Einstein, I extend to you a warm welcome. As the Paul J. Johnson Chair, I have the distinct privilege of working with our Internal Medicine Residency Program Director, Dr. Glenn Eiger, and his staff of dedicated educators and residency administrators to make Einstein a sought after destination for Internal Medicine training. Through my frequent interactions with the residents, chief residents, fellows, and faculty, I remain steadfast in my endeavor to promote an environment of scientific inquiry, clinical excellence, and patient centeredness.

Einstein has long been a place where doctors from around the world have come to launch their careers in clinical medicine, academia, industry, and public health. Einstein’s history as a training institution began with its founding in 1866 as the Jewish Hospital and extends to the present day in which Einstein has become Philadelphia’s largest independent academic medical center. Today, Einstein is the home of one of the largest and, by all measures, one of the most successful Internal Medicine residencies in the nation. Our trainees in medicine and the subspecialties emerge as highly sought-after professionals.

Through the years, Einstein has remained committed to its mission; “With humanity, humility and honor, to heal by providing exceptionally intelligent and responsive healthcare and education for as many as we can reach.” This mission permeates our faculty’s approach to residency training. The result is an environment that encourages each resident to reach her or his full potential through patient care experiences, educational programs and conferences, and opportunities for scholarly productivity.

I urge you to explore Einstein’s Internal Medicine Residency program. Should you join our residency, I will eagerly offer myself as a mentor to help you achieve your goals in Medicine.

- Victor J. Navarro, MD, is the Paul J. Johnson Chair for the Department of Medicine in the Einstein Healthcare Network. He is a graduate of Dickinson College and the Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Navarro trained in Internal Medicine at Temple University, and in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Transplant Hepatology at Yale University, where he remained on faculty before returning to the Philadelphia area in 2001. Dr. Navarro earned his Masters, in Healthcare Management degree from Harvard University. He is a Professor of Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Navarro’s research in liver disease is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

I would like to personally welcome you to Einstein Medical Center's Internal Medicine Residency Program web site. The goal of our residency program is to provide outstanding training in internal medicine. Individuals who choose to train at Einstein Medical Center are provided excellent clinical training experiences and educational opportunities within a warm, friendly environment.

The Department of Medicine sponsors a host of postgraduate training programs including a categorical internal medicine program, a one-year program in preliminary medicine and ACGME approved fellowship training in the internal medicine subspecialties of cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology-oncology, transplant hepatology, hospital & palliative medicine, infectious diseases, interventional cardiology, nephrology, pulmonary/critical care, and rheumatology. Fellowship training is also available in heart failure and transplant-nephrology.

Whether you are interested in primary clinical practice or a career in academic medicine you will be well prepared after the rigors of training at Einstein Medical Center. The Department of Medicine has a long history of providing a well-balanced curriculum that prepares residents for careers in general internal medicine or subspecialty fellowships. Our program offers outstanding core rotations in general internal medicine and the subspecialties. Throughout the training program, the principles and practice of evidence-based medicine are emphasized and the most up-to-date information technology is made available at the bedside. Our commitment to resident participation in scholarly activity is evidenced by the dedicated research time included in the three-year curriculum. We are proud of our extraordinary conference series (morning report, noon conference, summer conference, grand rounds etc.) and board review course that is designed specifically for our residents.

I would encourage you to utilize this web site to learn more about our programs. As you navigate your way through our site, please feel free to call or e-mail me with any questions you might have. Information on how to contact our program may be found in the application information section. I look forward to the possibility of our working together and to helping you lay the foundation for a highly successful career in internal medicine. Best of luck as you begin your search for postgraduate training.

- Glenn Eiger, MD, is Program Director of the Internal Medicine and Preliminary Medicine Residency Programs. He is the Associate Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia and Associate Professor of Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College - Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Eiger is a member of the Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine. He is the recipient of the 1996, 1997 and 1998 Chief Residents' Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. In 1998, Dr. Eiger received the Temple University School of Medicine Blockley- Osler Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching.

Dr. Eiger completed his residency and chief residency at Beth Israel Medical Center and his fellowship in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Chest Physicians.


The mission of the Einstein Healthcare Network Internal Medicine Residency Program is to ensure that each resident acquires the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become a proficient general internist or skilled subspecialist.

Residency Program Objectives:

  • To educate residents to become competent physicians who can effectively and efficiently evaluate and manage both ambulatory and hospitalized patients;
  • To prepare residents for generalist practice, focusing on preventive, comprehensive, high-value, cost-conscious and continuous care;
  • To provide residents with experience in all internal medicine subspecialties in order to ensure breadth of training and fulfillment of individual learning goals;
  • To train residents to function competently as consultants in internal medicine and all of its sub-specialties;
  • To foster an atmosphere which supports self-directed, self-motivated learning, teaching, both one on one and in a large group setting, and intellectual curiosity manifest as participation in independent research and other scholarly activities;
  • To ensure that residents develop expertise in applying computer-based information systems to patient care and continuing medical education;
  • To emphasize a cost-conscious approach to patient care and encourage judicious use of diagnostic tests, medications and consultants;
  • To foster the unwavering application of humanism to all encounters with patients, families and colleagues;
  • To encourage residents to develop an understanding of allied health fields and complementary medical practices;
  • To prepare residents to pass the certification examinations of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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