Internal Medicine Residency
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.
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
The Department of Medicine at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center is proud to offer ACGME-accredited training in two categories: Categorical and Preliminary.
Morning report is held every day for 60 minutes. Core faculty and subspecialty attendings from all departments are present for all morning report sessions.
Residents - About Us
St. Elizabeth's is proud of its Internal Medicine Residency Program, including the close relationship we have with our more than 50 residents.
Opportunities in Primary Care
St. Elizabeth’s and Steward Health Care offer unique job opportunities for our graduating residents who are interested in practicing internal medicine/primary care.
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.
Chairman and Program Directors
- Bertrand Jaber, MD, Interim Chairman, Department of Medicine
- Claudia Nader, MD, Program Director
- Andrew Moraco, MD, Associate Program Director
- Abbas Zaidi, MD, Associate Program Director
- Khabib Dgayli, MD, Chief Resident
- Hari Krishnan Nair, MD, Chief Resident
Susan Lacroix, Program Coordinator
Internal Medicine Residency Program
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
736 Cambridge St.
Boston, MA 02135
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Resident & QI Club
The residents who are interested in research are assisted in identifying mentors in their field of interest. Many faculty members are actively engaged in clinical and basic research. Categorical residents are required to complete a Quality Improvement (QI) project over the duration of the residency with the goal to present their findings at a local, regional or national meeting prior to graduation. A dedicated weekly QI and research forum takes place during an Administrative Half day of the ambulatory block. Dr. Bertrand Jaber (Interim Chair, Medicine) facilitates these sessions which include focused didactics about QI projects.
The program financially supports the residents presenting at conferences with research conducted at St. Elizabeth’s. As a result, our residents present at variety of local, regional, and national meetings each year.
St. Elizabeth's has an annual Research Day with representatives from all residencies and fellowships. Our residents make up a large proportion of the posters presented each year, and have won numerous awards.
St. Elizabeth's is proud to host an annual Research Day.
2018 Research Day
2017 Research Day