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Internal Medicine Residency

Overview and Welcome Note from the Program Director


Welcome to the Internal Medicine Residency Program at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. We are located in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, and are close to all of the benefits this world class city has to offer. We have a long and proud tradition of graduate medical education that dates back to 1952 and pride ourselves on the strength of our clinical training and the success of our graduates. Our goal is to provide our physicians-in-training with the exposure to a wide range of pathology while learning from an outstanding faculty in an atmosphere of team-based approach, collegiality and mutual respect.

We feel this combination makes St. Elizabeth's a unique and wonderful place to train and work. St. Elizabeth's Medical Center is a major teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Residents are granted academic appointments (Clinical Associate) at the medical school with an added benefit of online access to the Hirsh Health Sciences Library and other resources. In addition, residents are actively involved in the teaching of third- and fourth-year medical students who rotate at the hospital. Our residents are frequently recognized by the medical school for their notable teaching skills as voted by the medical students. A new academic and clinical affiliation has just been started with Boston University School of Medicine. This new relationship will bring even more resources to the hospital in general and to the medicine program as well, including medical education and research opportunities.

Our inpatient rotations provide coverage in a geographic model to help improve interdisciplinary teamwork. We also offer a "4+2" block schedule model to avoid conflict between the residents' continuity clinic and their inpatient responsibilities. This model enhances the ability of the program to allow residents to feel more comfortable practicing in an outpatient setting. Residents build up clinical skills by providing continuity of care at hospital-based and community-based primary care practices. They also strengthen their clinical experience pertaining to the outpatient aspect of each Internal Medicine subspecialty.

In addition to providing an educational experience that will prepare our residents for a career in primary care and hospital medicine, we have a strong record in matching our residents to outstanding subspecialty fellowships. We provide an academic environment that promotes scholarly activities, and a mentoring and advocacy program for our residents to be highly successful in their subspecialty of choice.

We provide a well-structured Quality Improvement curriculum that allows our trainees to become increasingly conversant in quality improvement projects, promote patient safety and enhance quality of care. We have a robust Academic Enrichment Program (AEP) that focuses on self-directed learning based on individual need for enrichment in Internal Medicine and the subspecialties.

We strongly attend to the physical and psychological well-being of our residents, and have a Health and Wellness Program that promotes resiliency and work-life balance.

At the completion of their training, our residents find multiple and very exciting job opportunities not only at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center but also across the Steward Health Care System in Massachusetts and in other states.

We hope that this information will provide you with an overview of our residency program and our commitment to medical education and excellence. If you need any further information, please contact us at [email protected].

Claudia Nader, MD
Program Director

Program Structure

The Department of Medicine at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center is proud to offer ACGME-accredited training in two categories: Categorical and Preliminary.

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Our graduates pursue careers in academic medicine, hospital medicine and primary care medicine. During the last five years our residents have matched to outstanding fellowship positions. 

Alumni Accomplishments


The residency program has a variety of didactic sessions and formats from traditional morning reports to flipped classroom, and game-based didactics

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Residents - About Us

St. Elizabeth's is proud of its Internal Medicine Residency Program, including the close relationship we have among our near 60 residents.

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Resident Scholarly Activities and Quality Improvement

Every year, residents publish in peer-reviewed journals and present at national conference. The residency program helps identify mentors for residents interested in research. The program also has a dedicated Quality Improvement curriculum.

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Program Leadership

Meet the members of St. Elizabeth’s Internal Medicine Residency Program Leadership

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Applying and Frequently Asked Questions

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have about the program, interview day information, or for any other reason.

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Contact Us

Program Coordinator
Susan Lacroix, Program Coordinator
Internal Medicine Residency Program
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
736 Cambridge St.
Boston, MA 02135

Please note all correspondence is via email: for training program information, please reach out to [email protected]

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