Chairman's Welcome Message
It is my honor to welcome you to the department of Internal Medicine at CAMC Institute for academic medicine. My IM residency training and entire professional career has been at CAMC which has spanned almost 2 decades. Throughout this time, I have seen CAMC both support and expand its focus on academic mission. CAMC’s dedication and commitment is evident by their creation of the Institute for Academic Medicine which is focused on medical education across multiple disciplines. The program has continued to meet every academic need that an IM resident requires to excel in their training.
CAMC Internal Medicine program offers every essential requirement for your IM training in abundance. Here, you will have a great learning opportunity with an extraordinary variety of cases, superb, dedicated physician teachers, a collegial supportive learning environment and great opportunities to grow your skills. My experiences in practice and academic medicine allow me to assure you that if you partake in educational experiences during your residency with diligence and dedication, you will be ready for anything -- fellowship, hospitalist, or ambulatory practice. I received great training here and continue to learn new things decades later!
Currently the medicine department is growing rapidly with multiple fellowships, more medical students, and new robust and diverse faculty in many areas. The hospital's infrastructure and educational facilities continue to grow with a new, state-of-the-art Simulation Center for Learning and Research currently under construction on our Memorial Hospital campus. This makes sure that the educational and research missions of our residents are fulfilled.
You will find many programs that offer outstanding clinical training, but what sets our program apart is the culture within our program and community. There is a strong sense of family within our department and our program's passion is focusing on making sure every resident has the wellbeing and peace to focus on education. Our goal is to have a clinical learning environment that is not only focused on patient centered care but also resident education across the institution.
I encourage you to explore our website and resources to get to know our program and missions more. On behalf of the department of Medicine, I welcome your interest in our training program.
Training Programs in Internal Medicine
CAMC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) as a sponsoring institution of graduate medical education residency and fellowship programs. The Internal Medicine program is sponsored by CAMC in collaboration with West Virginia University Charleston Division, an affiliate education partner.
Research in Internal Medicine
CAMC and the Department of Internal Medicine are committed to providing the necessary support for all of our learners' research needs. Whether your focus is in case presentation or original research, we have the tools in place to assist you through your project.
Our mission in the Internal Medicine Department is to train physicians through innovative clinical and educational experiences, equipping them to be the leaders of transformative change in the health care community. Our graduates will excel at providing compassionate, evidenced based medicine for patients of all needs and backgrounds.
We provide a vibrant and stimulating environment that fosters the intellectual, personal and professional growth of students, residents, faculty and staff. Our ever-changing medical landscape makes for a challenging and exciting arena to improve our educational processes, clinical care and research opportunities. By engaging in research as well as clinical trials, we are committed to providing world-class resources and care to all West Virginians.
We have the luxury of being the only tertiary care medical center for a catchment of nearly one million people which stretches north into Ohio, west into Kentucky, south into Virginia and east half way across the state. This gives us access to many "one in a million" cases.
We are proud of our highly trained, skilled specialists who provide care in a variety of disciplines and devote a significant effort to teaching. From residents and students to fellows alike, we are committed to providing the most diverse education with an abundance of opportunities for learners. By offering a broad exposure to general medicine as well as our specialists, we offer a challenging and supportive environment with dedicated and accessible faculty.