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The Drexel/Hahnemann residency in internal medicine is a university-based training program in the heart of Center City Philadelphia. Residents rotate through Hahnemann University Hospital, a tertiary care referral center, and through Abington Memorial Hospital, a large, state-of-the-art community hospital with the only accredited trauma center in its county. The affiliation with Drexel University also provides a vast array of resources for our residents, including the only school of public health in Philadelphia and numerous research opportunities.

During their training, house officers are expected to take primary responsibility for the care of all their patients. The interns act as the primary care physicians and the residents act as supervisors, consultants, and educators to the team, which often includes third- and fourth-year medical students. As the house officers mature in knowledge and experience, their clinical responsibilities will also increase accordingly. At all levels there is support and supervision from attending faculty members, with an emphasis on mentoring our young physicians.

We offer a well-rounded clinical training program that includes rotating through a tertiary care and progressive community hospital, opportunities for further education and research at Drexel University, and commitment to you as an individual. Drexel University College of Medicine can provide residents superior training with skills for a successful lifelong career.

Drexel Internal Medicine Residents

News & Events

Southeastern PA ACP Regional Poster Competition
We congratulate the Drexel internal medicine residents who presented at the Southeastern PA Regional American College of Physician poster competition held at Drexel's Queen Lane Campus on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Presenters were: Drs. Amanda Cai (R2), Olegg Grapp (R3), Dan Hynes (R3), and Nishi Patel (R3). Nishi Patel also received an honorable mention for his research poster,"Adverse Operative Events in Chronic Hemodialysis Patients: Who is at the Highest Risk" (co-author: Dr. Jesse Goldman, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension).
(November 2015)

Sahil Patel Presents at ACG
Chief resident Sahil Patel, MD, presented "Health Literacy and Gastroenterology: A Quantitative Readability Analysis of Patient Education Materials on the Internet" at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course in Honolulu in October 2015. His abstract was also featured as an "Abstract Highlight" on the ACG blog.
(October 2015)

Discovery Day 2015
The Drexel University College of Medicine Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies held their annual Drexel Discovery Day on October 8, 2015, at the Queen Lane Campus. One again, we are proud of the internal medicine residents who presented their research posters. They are: Justin Johannensen (R3), Sukhdeep (Rita) Kaur (chief resident), Ala Masri (R3), Parshva Patel (R1), Devinder Singh (R2), and Srinivas Sunkara (R2). Our residency alum and current Drexel cardiology fellow Sabrina Islam received an honorable mention for the Outstanding Clinical Resident/Fellow Case Studies Poster category.
(October 2015)

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Please note that residents and fellows are employed by and insured by the hospital; they are not employees of Drexel University.

Richard G. Paluzzi, MD, Internal Medicine Residency Program Director

Richard G. Paluzzi, MD
Program Director