Support resident and fellow education in the Department of Medicine
Department of Medicine Residents and Fellows Education Fund A Project of School of Medicine Residents/Fellows
The University of Maryland School of Medicine is the nation's fifth-oldest medical school and the Department of Medicine (DOM) enjoys a rich history in contributions to superb care, advancement of medical knowledge, and an enthusiastic commitment to education. The DOM started the first in-hospital residency-training program in the United States in 1823 with two residents. Teaching remains a core mission of the DOM and today's program includes more than 140 physicians pursuing their residencies in categorical internal medicine and combined programs in Medicine-Pediatrics and Internal Medicine-Emergency Medicine.
Residents in Internal Medicine learn the principles and knowledge necessary for the practice of general internal medicine balanced with a comprehensive exposure to the medical subspecialties. They gain this clinical knowledge in diverse ambulatory and inpatient settings and receive a balanced exposure to patients with acute, subacute, chronic, and life-threatening illnesses. Residents also have many opportunities to engage in significant research and a comprehensive mentoring program in career pathways. The DOM's research program also allows our residents to forge strong bonds with those in fellowship positions. The majority of our graduates enter fellowship programs around the country, with about one-third remaining in general internal medicine, either in primary care or hospital medicine. The DOM is fortunate that many have remained on our faculty and bring their knowledge and skills to the next generation of young physicians.
Fellows continue their education in the DOM by pursuing one to five more years of highly specialized education and research in the area of their choice. Fellowships are offered in more than a dozen subspecialties in medicine, including cardiovascular medicine, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, transplant hepatology, geriatrics, hematology and oncology, infectious diseases, nephrology, pulmonary and critical care medicine, sleep medicine and rheumatology.
How can you help?
A gift to the Department of Medicine Residents and Fellows Education Fund helps prepare future generations of doctors by providing resources for trainees to attend national conferences, participate in creative curricula and international rotations, and avail themselves of statistical and other support for their research projects.