This is an exciting time for a career in Internal Medicine. Advances in every field of medicine promise to transform the landscape of medical practice. Evidence based medicine guides us as we critically evaluate new diagnostic and treatment possibilities. Consequently, it has never been more incumbent upon us to provide cost-effective care to an aging population. At The Heart of Lancaster, the goal of our Internal Medicine Residency program is resident education, and the key to reaching that goal is rooted in the care of our patients.
Residency training at Heart of Lancaster is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association. The Department of Medicine features approximately 40 board-certified physicians dedicated to teaching residents in a variety of disciplines. The objective of the Internal Medicine program at Heart of Lancaster is to foster clinical and academic excellence in physicians. The residency training program places major emphasis on both inpatient and ambulatory settings. Residents are trained as hospitalists. Graduates of our program are highly qualified for the practice of internal medicine, or, for further training in internal medicine subspecialties.
The medical problems seen during your residency encompass all areas of internal medicine. While common diseases predominate during the course of a resident’s experience, a full range of pathology is encountered in the community hospital setting. The program offers the opportunity to care for such patients within the practice of every sub-specialty, as well as general medicine. Independent, clinical decision-making by house staff members is emphasized on all rotations.
Dale Lent, D.O. – IM Program Director, Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine
Sergie Chekov, M.D.
Joseph MacDonald, D.O.
Apoorva Srivastava, D.O. PGY1 - LECOM
Elizabeth Fowler, D.O. PGY2 - PCOM
Lisa Fritz, DO, F.A.C.O.O.G.- Director of Medical Education
Anne Rickert, Admin DME