Discipline of Medicine

Program Description

The Memorial University Internal Medicine Residency Program consists of three years of core internal medicine. Our goal is to train exceptionally competent, professional, and well rounded internists for their future careers, regardless of their chosen field within internal medicine.
 
The Internal Medicine program has approximately 36 residents and approximately 100 full and part-time faculty. Clinical teaching units (CTUs) consist of a mix of subspecialists and general internists. Generally, each CTU consists of a senior resident, two PGY1s, and one or two senior medical students. The majority of resident training occurs at The Health Sciences Centre, which is the largest tertiary care centre in Newfoundland and Labrador. 
 
One of the primary strengths of our program are the opportunities for direct clinical exposure across a broad range of areas.  We have few Fellows to compete with for clinical decision making and procedural opportunities with resultant regular direct contact with faculty.  We have an excellent faculty to resident ratio and residents work very closely with their preceptors, getting to know them on a personal level.  Even though we have few subspecialty programs (General Internal Medicine (GIM), Nephrology, Neurology, Medicine Oncology), residents have ample opportunity to gain experience in all the subspecialties through Selectives and Electives. Historically, our residents have consistently done well in the subspecialty match.
 
We have an active formal curriculum which includes academic half day based in the Royal College Objectives (including the non-medical expert CanMEDs roles), morning rounds and noon rounds (med-path rounds, EBM rounds, patient safety rounds, etc), a very robust high and low fidelity simulation program, weekly medicine grand rounds and journal clubs.
 
We are well equipped for Competency by Design (CBD), having undertaken a soft CBD role out, including EPA evaluations using our MUNCAT smartphone application. Click here for more details.
 
We have an active and diverse research community, which includes clinical, epidemiological, biomedical, and medical educational research leaders. You will be paired with a faculty mentor as a PGY1 and are expected to develop a research project based on your area of interest. We have an annual Scholarship Day where residents present their research.  Residents are expected to present a project/their research in 2 out of their 3 years of training.

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Training Sites

Residents can do community medicine rotation at any site approved by the program director that meets the RCPSC and PGME definition for community rotation.  However, if the rotation is outside of the province, funding for travel and accommodation will not be provided.

Hospitals affiliated with the Memorial University of Newfoundland's Internal Medicine Training Program include:
 
St. John's
The Health Sciences Centre
St. Clare's Mercy Hospital
The Leonard A. Miller Centre

Corner Brook 
Western Memorial Regional Hospital

Grand Falls-Windsor
Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre

Gander
James Paton Memorial Hospital
 
New Brunswick