Internal Medicine Residency Program

Roberto Colon, M.D., Director

Practice sites


Good Samaritan Hospital and Health Center

GSH

Internal medicine residents at Good Samaritan Hospital and Health Center (GSH) encounter one of the area's highest volumes of medical/surgical procedures. At Good Samaritan, residents have access to a wide variety of medical conditions, as well as to the latest in medical technology. More than 50 board-certified internists comprise the full-time and clinical faculty.

A full-service teaching facility, the hospital provides advanced care and services in cardiovascular care, cancer, orthopedics, neuroscience, diagnostics and women's health. One of the first hospitals in the nation to have a coronary care unit, GSH plans to open phase one of a new, 125,000 square-foot Good Samaritan Heart and Vascular Hospital in July 2008. The hospital — which has three cardiac catheterization laboratories, two new CT scanners and an MRI facility — is also the home of the Dayton Laser Center. In 2003, the hospital completed construction on a 120,000-square-foot Emergency Department with 52 private treatment rooms, an intensive care unit and resident call rooms.

Samaritan North Health Center, Dayton's first comprehensive facility devoted exclusively to outpatient care, is one of the nation's largest freestanding outpatient facilities, with more than 140 physicians practicing in a variety of medical specialties. This complex features a medical office building, full laboratory and radiology services, and a surgical center.

Good Samaritan is a 560-bed, nonprofit medical center that serves the primary care needs of the West Dayton area. Established by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati in 1932, Good Samaritan continues to uphold the mission of its founders: to provide quality care to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay.

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Miami Valley Hospital

MVH

Miami Valley Hospital (MVH), one of the nation's 100 largest hospitals, offers unique opportunities to internal medicine residents. Residents benefit from the most advanced medical technology and regional leadership in many areas of service.

MVH is an 865-bed tertiary care facility supported by a medical staff of more than 1,200 physicians representing 50 primary, medical and surgical specialties. For more than 100 years, MVH has been recognized as the leading healthcare resource in the Miami Valley region and has earned a reputation for excellence by offering the broadest range of high-quality services delivered by a compassionate and experienced staff of employees and physicians.

In 2007, MVH was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of "America's Best Hospitals," an honor bestowed on only 173 of the 5,462 hospitals in the country. MVH features the region's only Level I Trauma Center, CareFlight air ambulance program, and Adult Burn Center, as well as the only Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, the only kidney transplant program, and the only Level III center for high-risk maternity and newborn care. MVH has received honors in geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery, respiratory disorders and rheumatology.

The MVH Shaw Trauma and Emergency Center includes a 41-bed ultramodern medical-surgical ICU, with new medical-surgical general care areas, operating rooms, and a 71-bed emergency department. The Trauma Center is the busiest emergency department in the state of Ohio, seeing nearly 100,000 patients annually.

One of the country's largest and most comprehensive rehabilitation services providers based in a community hospital, MVH's Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio has received the highest designation of accreditation from CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, for five consecutive years.

The MVH Sports Medicine Center provides a comprehensive approach for preventive sports medicine and the treatment of sports injuries.

Internal medicine residents have complete access to the MVH Medical Library, one of the largest of its kind in Ohio. Staffed by professional librarians, the library houses 20,000 bound volumes and 10,000 monographs, and subscribes to more than 600 journals. Computer terminals for medical literature searches are available at multiple locations.

Other services provided to residents include access to the ProHealth Fitness Center, a health club exclusively for physicians and hospital executives.

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Dayton Veteran Affairs Medical Center

VAMC

The Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) is a principal teaching hospital for the WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine. In addition to serving as a primary training site for internal medicine residencies, the VAMC offers integrated residencies in surgery and dermatology.

Internal medicine residents rotating at the VAMC receive comprehensive training in primary, secondary and tertiary care. Residents, who are encouraged to assume maximum patient care responsibilities commensurate with their clinical abilities and training levels, have immediate access to 30 full-time Wright State University Department of Medicine faculty for supervision and support.

Because the Department of Medicine also uses the VAMC as a focal point for clinical research, internal medicine residents experience research programs as an integral part of their education.

The VAMC offers all residents:
  • the use of an extensive, modern medical library;
  • access to the most up-to-date computer system in the Dayton area; and
  • education in computer applications within medical care.

The Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a 306-bed acute care facility that serves veterans from 29 counties. The center includes a 282-bed nursing home and a 247-bed domiciliary. A well-established regional hospital, the Dayton VAMC is the third oldest VAMC in the country. The 1992 opening of a state-of-the-art acute care hospital made it possible for the Dayton VAMC to enhance the means of continuing its mission: Providing high-quality care to veterans.

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Wright-Patterson Medical Center

WPMC

The 88th Medical Group at Wright-Patterson Medical Center is a tertiary care facility that serves not only Wright-Patterson Air Force Base but also the surrounding community. As the lead medical agent for the Department of Defense, Region V, it also serves as the military medical referral center for the seven-state region of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Because it serves such a large patient population, Wright-Patterson Medical Center is ideally positioned to support graduate medical education.

WPMC also offers:

  • training programs in pediatrics, psychiatry, child psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery, emergency medicine, general dentistry, hospital administration, nurse anesthesia, and psychology
  • specialty training for physician assistants in emergency medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics, and otorhinolaryngology.

An in-house computer system (CHCS) allows electronic order entry for laboratory studies, radiographic studies and prescriptions; retrieval of laboratory and radiologic data; review of medication profiles; appointment scheduling. Video terminals, located in every clinic and on all inpatient units, enable residents to retrieve and view radiologic studies through the Medical Diagnostic Imaging System (MDIS). A recent addition to the medical information system is the Clinical Information System, an electronic inpatient medical record system.

Wright-Patterson Medical Center maintains a long-standing affiliation with the Wright State University School of Medicine and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine. The faculty in the Department of Medicine hold academic appointments at one or both of these schools.

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