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Internal Medicine Residency

East Liverpool City Hospital, a subsidiary of Prime Healthcare, is a non-profit 152 bed facility, that offers a 3-year Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Podiatric Medicine Residency program. The programs are architected to produce competent hospitalists, primary care physicians, and podiatrists that can succeed in hospital, ambulatory settings, and private practice.

Our Mission

The mission of the East Liverpool City Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program is to train resident physicians of diverse backgrounds to become leaders in medicine who will provide high quality and compassionate health care to all patients they encounter. We strive to teach residents to provide evidence based and cost-effective services which will prevent illness, relieve suffering, aid in health restoration, and promote wellness. Our experienced faculty endeavor to educate residents through an innovative didactic curriculum and during clinical encounters within our medically underserved Appalachian community. Residents will gain medical knowledge, clinical skills and increasing autonomy in a learning environment of mutual respect and dedication to physician well-being. Our focus is to teach residents to become competent internists of the highest ethical standards with a dedication to lifelong learning.

About the Program

We strive to provide compassionate care and clinical excellence to all patients as we participate with East Liverpool City Hospital to improve health care in every community we serve. We will be a primary source of health care information and cooperate in the provision of education to the community, patients, and health providers. We will emphasize education that prevents illness, relieves suffering, restores health, and promotes wellness. We will treat all others with respect, honesty and fairness and emphasize concern for the individual, as well as for the organization while contributing to an atmosphere for personal growth. We will educate residents to become internists who are proficient in the entire spectrum of both inpatient and ambulatory internal medicine.


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Program Highlights

  • Residents mentor rotating medical students

  • Internal Medicine In-house call schedule: 4 overnight calls per month and one weekend call per month

  • Ambulatory Care Clinic generates interaction with patients for each resident for one half day per week

  • Direct patient care and a lecture-based didactics series, typical didactic activities include weekly block schedules completely overseen by the attending physician, weekly Internal Medicine Board Review, and the monthly Internal Medicine Journal Club

Primary Care Track

The primary care track is intended for those people that want to pursue ambulatory medicine. The ambulatory component of your residency is achieved through a clinic setting, which enables residents to develop their own panel of patients. The clinic is equipped with EMR and the residents are granted greater autonomy throughout the clinical experience.

Hospitalist Track

The hospitalist track places special emphasis on inpatient medicine and prepares residents for careers as hospitalist physicians or for planned fellowships. You will learn from experienced surgeons and gain exposure to general, thoracic and gynecological surgeries and GI procedures. IM Residency is in compliance with the standards of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Gaining Experience

Your involvement in direct patient care will enable your proficiency with arterial line placement, triple lumen catheters, and PICC line placement and your training will include endotracheal intubation, thoracentesis, paracentesis, ventilator management, and EKG interpretation.