Letter from the Program Director
Welcome to the website for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Berkshire Medical Center, and thank you for your interest in our training program.
As a residency, we are committed to providing exceptional clinical education to produce highly-qualified future primary care, hospitalist, and subspecialist physicians. Our residency leadership is committed to collaborating with our residents to provide a community atmosphere to support growth and independence throughout training.
Our residents work primarily in the active academic environment at Berkshire Medical Center, teaching and supervising medical students from multiple teaching affiliates – including the University of Massachusetts, the University of New England, and Boston University Medical Schools. Residents at BMC are also an integral part of the local medical community beyond the hospital, and work to care for patients throughout Berkshire County at a variety of outlying clinics and health centers. We have outstanding clinical educators amongst our teaching faculty, a strong tradition of clinical research, and innovative ways of creating career-specific training. We are fortunate to be able to live and work in the beauty of Berkshire County and proud that many of the current internists and subspecialists in our community previously trained in our program. Most notably, we are proud of our ability to provide high-quality patient care, as evidenced by Berkshire Medical Center’s designation as a Center for Patient Safety Excellence by Healthgrades® for the past 3 years (2016-2019).
As you review this site, I hope that you will appreciate the unique opportunity our program provides to receive excellent clinical education (including both the art and science of medicine), while becoming an integral part of a medical community.
An important update relative to the fall 2020 recruitment season – consistent with national guidelines, and in order to maintain everyone’s safety throughout the COVID pandemic, we will be conducting all interviews virtually (via computer) in the 2020-2021 recruitment season. We will continue to provide the same high-quality interview experience – via a new mechanism – this year.
Steven Lamontagne, MD
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency