The Department of Medicine at Steward® St. Elizabeth's Medical Center is proud to offer ACGME accredited training in two categories: Categorical and Preliminary. The internship year is similar for both Categorical and Preliminary interns except that preliminary interns do not have a scheduled outpatient continuity clinic. The program offers 14 Categorical and 7 Preliminary positions annually.

Program Overview


Summary of Rotations

Internal Medicine residency training at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center a comprehensive clinical experience encompassing several educational opportunities located at St. Elizabeth's Boston campus. Learn more about St. Elizabeth's rotations offerings here.

Ambulatory Block

Through our new 4+2 block system, two weeks of every six weeks will be spent in an ambulatory setting without any conflict of inpatient responsibilities.

Continuity Clinic
During the clinic week, categorical house officers spend four half days in their continuity clinic conducted in a general medicine setting. Each resident is assigned to one general internist (preceptor) and works closely with that attending physician for three years. The focus is on managing a panel of patients with a broad array of illnesses over time and develop long term relationship with patients. Most continuity clinics are on campus or within easy walking distance.

Subspeciality Clinics
During the same week, house officers spend an additional 3 half days in various specialty and subspecialty ambulatory areas. Clinical experiences are available in allergy, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, infectious diseases, nephrology, non-operative orthopedics and sports medicine, non-operative otorhinolaryngology, pain management, ophthalmology, pulmonary, and rheumatology.

Academic and Administrative Time
During the same week, house-officers will get 3 ½ days for academic and administrative duties.

      Monday academic ½ day (see didactics)

      Administrative ½ day (to complete discharge summaries, modules, duty hours etc)

      Study/Research/QI ½ day (to allow the residents to study for boards, conduct research or quality improvement activities


Internal Electives
We offer clinical elective rotations in cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, infectious diseases, nephrology, pulmonary medicine, rheumatology, obstetrics and gynecology and anesthesiology.  Residents with a well-conceived plan can also perform other electives as approved by the program director.

Off-Site Electives
Residents may do one elective off site (up to 4 weeks in duration) during their 3 years of residency training with the approval of the program director.

Other Opportunities
Global Health Elective - We offer residents the opportunity to participate in international elective in Uganda. This program is led by our very own Dr. Ed O’Neil. (click this link to view information about the program -

Research - PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents with a well-conceived research plan and a designated faculty mentor can use one elective block to pursue a research project instead of their away elective.


Judi Soressi, Program Coordinator
Internal Medicine Residency Program
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
736 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02135

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