Internal Medicine Residency
Maine Medical Center (MMC) is a 700-bed, non-profit hospital and the largest medical center in northern New England. When it opened as Maine General Hospital in 1874, MMC was the first general hospital in the state of Maine. Today the institution serves as both the largest source of tertiary care and largest teaching hospital in northern New England. Patient care at MMC ranges from primary care to the full spectrum of tertiary care serving a referral base of more than 1.4 million people.
Our Health System:
MMC is the flagship hospital of the MaineHealth system, which includes 12 hospitals serving Maine and New Hampshire. MaineHealth hospitals share a common mission (working together so our communities are the healthiest in America), values (patient-centered, respect, integrity, excellence, ownership, innovation), electronic health record (Epic), and strategic priorities (patient-centered care, care team well-being, healthy communities and affordable care).
The mission of the Department of Medicine at Maine Medical Center is “to deliver equitable and exceptional health care to the people of Maine by a team of diverse and dynamic leaders dedicated to professional wellness and excellence in education, research, and patient care”. The vision of the Department of Medicine is “to be the Department where everyone wants to work”. The values of the Department of Medicine are “belonging, integrity, ownership, patient-centeredness, innovation, respect, adaptability, humility, trust, and excellence”.
Our Program Overview:
As Maine’s only internal medicine residency program, our program has been training internal medicine residents since 1956. We currently support 36 categorical IM residents, 3 rural IM residents, 3 IM-geriatrics residents, 16 IM-pediatrics residents, 14 preliminary interns (from anesthesia, neurology, and radiology programs), and 2 chief residents. Residents are attracted to our program for the unique combination that we offer: the broad clinical exposure and opportunities offered at a large academic medical center, and the personalized attention and supportive relationships found in a smaller residency program.
Our Program Aims:
- Provide comprehensive clinical training for general internists and sub-specialists, with preparation for both hospital-based and ambulatory practice, in both urban and rural settings.
- Provide a flexible, supportive, and learner-centered program.
- Maintain a positive, inclusive learning climate for both our learners and teachers.
- Reduce healthcare disparities in Maine through engagement with our under-served populations.
- Promote a growth-mindset approach for our residents, our program and our institution.
Our Commitment to Diversity:
The Internal Medicine Residency Program and Department of Graduate Medical Education at Maine Medical Center believe that welcoming different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds improves the academic environment, drives innovation and enhances our ability to provide compassionate and patient-centered care to our patients and their families. Our mission is to ensure a safe, inclusive culture where each person has recognized value and we are committed to fostering a collaborative and respectful environment where our learners, faculty and teams can thrive in an ever-changing global community.
Medical Education at MMC:
MMC supports over 250 residents and fellows in 15 residencies and 14 fellowships - all ACGME accredited. Our medical school affiliate is Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM), which includes the highly successful TUSM-MMC “Maine Track” medical school partnership. Educational and research affiliates include VA Maine Healthcare, the Maine Practice Network, and the MaineHealth Institute for Research (MHIR). State-of-the-art facilities for simulation training are located on MMC’s Bramhall and Brighton campuses. MMC teaching faculty are developed and supported by the MMC Institute for Teaching Excellence (MITE).