Internal Medicine Program Overview


Inpatient Medicine 16 Weeks
Medical ICU 8 Weeks
Cardiology 4 Weeks
Pulmonology 4 Weeks
Emergency Medicine 2 Weeks
Nights 6 Weeks
Anesthesia 2 Weeks
QI/Research 2 Weeks
 Addiction Medicine 2 Weeks
Continuity Clinic 1/2 Day per Week
Inpatient Medicine 16 Weeks
Medical ICU 8 Weeks
Nephrology 4 Weeks
Neurology 4 Weeks
Gastroenterology 4 Weeks
Infectious Disease 4 Weeks
Cardiac ICU 2 Weeks
Nights 4 Weeks
Hospice 2 Weeks
 Elective 8 Weeks
Continuity Clinic 1/2 Day per Week
Inpatient Medicine 16 Weeks
Medical ICU 4 Weeks
Hematology & Medical Oncology 4 Weeks
Endocrinology 4 Weeks
Rheumatology 4 Weeks
Palliative Care 4 Weeks
Outpatient Clinic 4 Weeks
Elective 8 Weeks
Continuity Clinic 1/2 Day per Week
Program Information

Program Director: Benjamin Collins-Hamel, DO
Program Coordinator: Melanie Moser
Approved Positions: 13


Daily Morning Lectures


  • Cover a variety of specialties and topics
  • Presented by residents, faculty, and visiting guest speakers
  • Lectures are often interactive and develop critical thinking skills

Daily Noon Board Review


  • Consist entirely of MKSAP board prep questions
  • Provides a collaborative atmosphere for residents and medical students to review both test taking skills and newly emerging guidelines and recommendations

Monthly Journal Club


  • Residents present an overview of a study of their own choosing
  • Discussion takes place after each presentation to analyze the study and the biostatistical methods used within the study

Research Activities 


  • Many residents are involved in different research activities including poster presentations, case reports, and randomized controlled trials.
  • Interns are strongly encourages to get involved early with research projects. QI chiefs keeps a running excel sheet with all ongoing projects and residents teams. 
  • Biostatistician, Judith Boura works through the GME department to assist with biostatistical analysis of research projects.
  • QI block during PGY-1 year is scheduled to allow residents time to introduce themselves to quality improvement methods and focus on starting projects they would like to invest more time in as their residency progresses.

MSU SCS offers lectures, certification courses, workshops, and webinars throughout the academic year.

Interested in our program please review our application process