Internal Medicine Residency
We are applying through ACGME to be granted Osteopathic Recognition and be able to offer an Osteopathic-Focus Track within the IM Residency to both Preliminary and Categorical Residents. This will include a comprehensive osteopathic curriculum including weekly didactics, OMT Clinic time, and exposure to the OMT Hospital Consultation Service. All residents will only be accepted through the NRMP match.
Letter from the Chair and Program Director:
On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Department of Medicine, I am pleased to welcome you to the Berkshire Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Home Page. The Internal Medicine Residency is a core component of Berkshire Health Systems, which is well known as the region's leader in health care. We are a not-for-profit health system with a mission of improving "the health of the people of Berkshire County and surrounding communities, regardless of their ability to pay."
Core values that we share include:
•Trust: We believe in building trusting relationships based on communication, cooperation, and ethical conduct.
•Compassion: We believe in promoting healing partnerships with patients and their families.
•Respect: We believe in treating everyone with dignity, kindness and understanding.
The training program at Berkshire Medical Center has a long history of excellence, and we take a great deal of pride in the clinical training that our Internal Medicine Residency Program provides. Our primary goal is to train skilled, compassionate clinicians. At Berkshire Medical Center, our residents benefit from frequent direct collaboration with hospitalists (during ward rotations), subspecialist faculty (working directly with attending physicians during all medicine subspecialty rotations), and with our experienced outpatient Internists during community-based primary care rotations. Our residents work in an active academic environment, teaching and supervising medical students from both the University of Massachusetts and the University of New England Medical Schools. We are privileged to work in a hospital distinguished for its high-quality patient care, as evidenced by Berkshire Medical Center’s designation as a Truven Health Top 100 Hospital for 2014 TM, as well as one of the top 5 % of hospitals in the nation by HealthGrades® in 2013 and 2014.
As you review this site, I think you will find that we present our trainees with the unique opportunity to measurably improve the health of their community while learning both the art and science of medicine.
Robert Wespiser, MD
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency