Internal Medicine Program Overview


Inpatient Medicine 16 Weeks
Medical ICU 8 Weeks
Cardiology 4 Weeks
Pulmonology 4 Weeks
Emergency Medicine 4 Weeks
Nights 8 Weeks
Anesthesia 2 Weeks
Elective 2 Weeks
Continuity Clinic 1/2 Day per Week
Inpatient Medicine 16 Weeks
Medical ICU 4 Weeks
Nephrology 4 Weeks
Neurology 4 Weeks
Gastroenterology 4 Weeks
Infectious Disease 4 Weeks
Cardiac ICU 2 Weeks
Quality Improvement/Research 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
Geriatrics 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: Jerry Blevins
Approved Positions: 12


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-2 year is scheduled to allow residents a time to focus purely on research activity.

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

Interested in our program please review our application process