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AOA Dual-Track Internal Medicine Residency

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Our Dual-Track IM program is transitioning to an ACGME IM program with an Osteopathic-Focus Track.  The program will be essentially unchanged from previous and will continue to provide a comprehensive osteopathic curriculum including OMT didactics, OMT Continuity Clinic and OMT Hospital Consult Service.  Our program will be accepting applicants through both the AOA and NRMP match.

 

Since 1996 Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) has offered an Internal Medicine residency allowing Osteopathic physicians to be dually eligible for board certification by both the Osteopathic (AOBIM) and Allopathic (ABIM) Internal Medicine Boards. The program is integrated at all levels with the Berkshire Medical Center Department of Internal Medicine. Our Internal Medicine residency was integral in helping BMC achieve HealthGrades' 2009 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, ranking it in the top 5% of hospitals in the nation based on its clinical quality performance. 

Our residents are integrated at all levels of patient care including our innovative multidisciplinary rounds, ambulatory clinics, subspecialty rotations, and work one-on-one with experienced hospitalists during inpatient blocks. The first year of training in this program differs from the traditional AOA internship and follows the new AOA internship structure allowing direct entrance into residency training. 

In addition to providing excellent medical education we are committed to providing our interested osteopathic residents with distinct exposure and training in OMM. We boast a thriving OMM continuity clinic and have a NMM/OMM residency trained physician precepting in the Internal Medicine primary care continuity clinic.

We also provide weekly Osteopathic didactic series comprised of journal club, anatomy and osteopathic philosophy readings, treatment sessions as well as lecture and hands-on lab sessions to learn and practice various osteopathic techniques. In addition, we have an Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine consult service for hospitalized patients where residents become involved in the OMM treatment of their hospitalized patients at the time of initial consultation and follow-up

Berkshire Medical Center is a major teaching affiliate of University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) and eight 3rd year medical students are assigned to train at BMC for their entire third year. Dual-Track residents have the opportunity to work closely with and play an integral role mentoring and teaching traditional medical as well as manipulative medical skills to these students. In turn, Dual-Track residents also receive mentoring form our OMM/NMM Plus-One residents as well as our osteopathic faculty.

Program Leadership

      William DeMarco, DO
Program Director, AOA Dual-Track Internal Medicine Residency
Board Certified Internal Medicine
E-Mail: wdemarco@bhs1.org                                                    
 
Stephen Kisiel, DO
Director, OMM Continuity Clinic
Board Certified Family Medicine & NMM/OMM
E-Mail: skisiel@bhs1.org
Mary Yee, DO
Preceptor, OMM Continuity Clinic & Hospital Consultation Service
Board Certified Family Medicine & NMM/OMM
Andrew Goldman, DO
Osteopathic Lecturing Faculty
Board Certified Family Medicine & NMM/OMM


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