FAQs - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA


What is the length of Crozer's Internal Medicine Residency Program?

The Internal Medicine Residency is three years.

How many residency positions are there per year?

There are eight per training year.

When must Step 2 CS be passed?

Step 2 CS must be passed at the time of application on the first attempt.

Does the program accept osteopathic applicants?

Yes, we accept both allopathic and osteopathic candidates.

Is U.S. experience required?

It is preferred, but not required.

How many electives are offered?

There are 2 elective blocks in the first year, 3 elective blocks in the second year, 3 elective blocks in the third year.

Does your program sponsor visas?

Yes, we sponsor the J-1 visa.

Are "away" electives allowed?

Yes. We do allow "away" electives within the United States based on GME policies, provided adequate notice is given, the required paperwork is completed and the resident is in good standing in the program.

Do you participate in the National Matching Services (NMS)?

No, all applicants are matched through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

What is the typical call schedule?

  • R1, floor services – on call 4-5 days, weekdays 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm and weekends 7:30 am to 9:00 pm. Night float takes over at 9:00 pm. R1 cross cover floors during ambulatory or ED rotations, no more than 5 nights per year.
  • R1, ICU service - on weekend calls only, from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm.
  • R1 does ICU NF for 5-6 nights per ICU block, with an R2 or R3.
  • R2 & 3 – are on call three times a month during their floor rotations. Cross cover ICU during ambulatory rotations only and no more than 5 nights per year. R2 and R3 cover ICU as NF 6 nights a week.

Is there a night float system?

Yes. R1 NF relieves the on call interns 6 nights a week. R1 also covers 5-6 shifts as ICU NF during their month in the ICU, supervised by the ICU R2 or R3. R2/3 NF covers the ICU 6 nights per week from 6:30 pm to 7:30 am. Floor residents cover ICU over the weekend.

Where do the residents go after the completion of their residencies?

Many have gone on to fellowships including cardiology, pulmonary and critical care medicine, infectious disease, endocrinology, hematology and oncology and nephrology, among others. The remainder have entered practices in primary care and hospitalist positions.

Are there research opportunities available?

All residents are required to participate in scholarly activity. The outcome of this project is presented twice a year. Residents have traveled both regionally and nationally to present their projects.

If I would like more information about the Crozer-Keystone Internal Medicine Residency, whom should I contact?

Dr. Ashish Rana, Program Director of Internal Medicine Residency

Mailing address:
Crozer-Chester Medical Center
Department of Medicine
3 East One Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, PA 19013-3995

Phone: 610-874-6114 or 1-866-509-1771 within the United States

Fax: 610-447-6373

E-mail: ccmcdom@crozer.org

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