Internal Medicine Residency
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 healthcare. We are a not-for-profit health system and have as our mission improving "the health of the people of Berkshire County and surrounding communities, regardless of their ability to pay."
The training program at Berkshire Medical Center has a long history of excellence. First and foremost we take pride in the patient care that we deliver, and our hospital has received multiple national awards for our clinical quality. Our trainees receive a well rounded experience such that they are prepared to succeed in careers as hospitalists, primary care internists and sub-specialists. Our house staff is able to achieve the elusive balance of outstanding clinical training and rewarding personal lives. Core values we share with Berkshire Health Systems 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.
We are proud of our department's balance of clinical excellence, teaching commitment and research opportunities. We are fortunate to have an excellent cadre of committed community physicians and fulltime staff. Our fulltime faculty includes members of the divisions of hospital medicine, cardiology, geriatrics, neurology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, pulmonary/critical care, nephrology, primary care and a variety of other medical/surgical specialties including occupational health, surgery, pain and neurosurgery. This faculty is complemented by talented private physicians in both primary care and subspecialties who continue to commit their expertise and time to our program.
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