Jhoanna M. Santos, MD
Director of Internal Medicine Residency Program
Skagit Regional Health’s Internal Medicine Residency Program is accredited by the AOA and ACGME.
We believe that excellent internal medicine physicians are curious, thoughtful, and critical problem solvers who are committed to lifelong learning. They believe in and practice both the art and science of medicine. They recognize that an individual's health and well-being cannot be abstracted from the environment in which they live. Thus, issues of relationship, family, culture, psychosocial health, spirituality, economic status, and life stressors are always relevant and often critical to the well-being or illness of a given patient.
Implicit in our educational curriculum are these assumptions:
- Residents are adult learners each with individual learning styles. Though not all residents come to us having developed an understanding of their particular educational needs, part of our work as faculty is to facilitate this knowledge in order to maximize individual growth.
- Residents must feel both supported and challenged in their clinical learning.
- Independent clinical decision-making, properly supported, is the best and fastest road to competence.
Residency Coordinator, Internal Medicine
The program will train six residents enrolled in the program during each training year for a total of eighteen residents. Most of the inpatient and major curricular topics are organized in 4-week blocks. Residents also have office hours in the residency clinic, maintaining continuity with their own panel of patients, and they follow patients who are in nursing homes or are home-bound. We will offer a wide variety of electives, some of which are established and others of which have significant room to be tailored to the resident’s individual learning goals.
The rotational curriculum is designed so that each resident will satisfy all the certification requirements of ACGME.
Weekly didactics will include both live and teleconference presentations.
This curriculum promotes learning via structure and supervised exposure based on an educational rather than service model. Supervision and mentoring are hallmarks of the program, with the resident given additional responsibilities and opportunities as his/her training and experience warrant. A qualified medical preceptor is always available for consultation and assistance to the resident.
Information for applying to our program:
- We are participating in both the NMS and NRMP match for 2019.
- We will be accepting applications through ERAS.
- We are not able to accept or sponsor any Visa’s at this time.
- We are not able to accept any green card holders.
- We will be accepting International Medical Graduates with US citizenship.
- SRH Internal Medicine Resident Contract
For more information contact Heidi Martin, Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-814-2115.
Curriculum by year:
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Our Internal Medicine residents have dedicated clinic space on the main Skagit Regional Health campus in Mount Vernon, inside of Skagit Valley Hospital.
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Core Faculty for Internal Medicine: