Providing diverse and broad-based rotating experiences in the fields of internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, emergency medicine and electives, the American Osteopathic Association Internship Program, offered by the School of Health & Medical Sciences, in affiliation with the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, provides hands-on training opportunities for interns.
The internship program, which has 20 positions available, allows interns to perform inpatient and outpatient procedures and actively manage all aspects of daily patient care for their assigned patients. Full-time faculty train, support and supervise the rotating interns through the yearlong internship at Saint Michael’s Medical Center.
Throughout the year, interns spent time in many ambulatory clinics in all rotating fields. Weekly rotating schedules in the osteopathic manipulatory clinic allow interns to see patients referred from the emergency room medicine clinic and outpatient ambulatory clinic. In this capacity, they serve as osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) specialists. Specific internship opportunities include:
- Resident Report, daily
- Morning Report, daily
- Grand Rounds, weekly
- Osteopathic Journal Club, bimonthly
- Ambulatory Medicine Lecture Series, weekly
- Medical Knowledge Self Assessment Program (MKSAP) Board Review, weekly.
Three program options are offered:
- Internship Only: This program involves a one-year commitment.
- Combined Internship/Internal Medicine Residency: This program combines the one-year internship with an AOA Internal Medicine Residency position for a three-year commitment.
- Linked Internship/Emergency Medicine Residency: This program combines the one-year internship with an AOA Emergency Medicine Residency position for a three-year commitment.
Two internship tracks are offered:
- Track A: This track is geared toward the intern who plans to pursue residencies outside of internal medicine where a broad PGY-1 training is required. Full exposure to all specialties provides a traditional rotating internship.
- Track B: This track is geared for interns who will advance to a PGY-2 position in the Seton Hall AOA Internal Medicine Residency Program at Saint Michael’s Medical Center and Trinitas Regional Medical Center.
Dedicated to providing interns with a quality learning experience, faculty are clinically experienced, having trained in hospitals around the country and in highly regarded residency programs.
For more information on the AOA Internship Program, review the program requirements and apply today.