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Within a supportive, innovative learning environment, the Cleveland Clinic Internal Medicine Residency Program cultivates internists who provide safe, high-quality, and patient-centered care, engage in collaborative relationships, embrace diversity and teamwork, promote health and well-being of self and others, communicate empathically and clearly, demonstrate mindful clinical reasoning, and achieve distinction in clinical care, scholarship, leadership, and commitment to lifelong learning.
Chairman Welcome

Chairman Welcome

Welcome to the Cleveland Clinic. We provide a World Class training experience commensurate with our commitment to our patients to provide World Class Care. Education of those who serve is a vibrant and dynamic part of the tripartite mission of Cleveland Clinic envisioned by the founders in 1921 and remains so today. The excitement and energy that is palpable on the first day of orientation is evident throughout each day of residency training. Whether your long term goal is a career in primary care, subspecialty care, hospital medicine or research, the Cleveland Clinic provides a highly innovative and supportive learning environment that will prepare and propel you to your future goals and success. If you join us here for training, you will certainly work hard and be more than prepared for the remainder of your career. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to grow as a person, clarify your vision, and move further toward a lifelong journey of learning and service. We welcome your interest!

Adam Myers, MD

Adam Myers, MD
Chairman, Cleveland Clinic Community Care

Program Director Welcome

Program Director Welcome

Welcome to the Cleveland Clinic Internal Medicine Residency Training Program!

Where Every Resident Receives a World Class Education

The Cleveland Clinic Internal Medicine Residency Program provides innovative, comprehensive, and high quality clinical and didactic learning experiences in an academic setting. Caring for a diverse population of patients from around the world, across the state of Ohio, and from our own local neighborhoods exposes our trainees to an unparalleled spectrum of disease. Such diverse training coupled with world renowned experts providing outstanding mentorship and teaching uniquely positions our graduates to successfully pursue academic and clinical careers in general internal medicine or to continue training in one of the subspecialties of internal medicine.

Nationally and internationally recognized for outstanding clinical care, innovative practice, extraordinary education, and landmark research, our clinical faculty are full-time clinicians who are deeply committed to mentoring residents in their professional development, teaching and role-modeling exceptional clinical care, and coaching residents to conduct and present high quality research projects. Our academic environment is further enriched by the presence of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine students for whom we are the primary training site as well as University Track students from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine who choose the Cleveland Clinic as their longitudinal primary training site for all their clinical rotations. With the brand new state-of-the-art, 11-acre Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Health Education Campus housing our 2,200 medical, dental, nursing and physician assistant students under one roof, built and embedded on our Cleveland Clinic campus, the opportunities in medical education are boundless for our residents, especially our clinician educator track residents. “Our new Health Education Campus will transform medical education for the next generation," shared Dr. Tom Mihaljevic, CEO and president of the Cleveland Clinic.

Our residents excel in the vigorous learning environment enriched by the extensive resources offered by the Cleveland Clinic (eg, state of the art simulation center, new expansive resident learning center, rotations in multiple practice settings, renovated call rooms, innovative medical school program, new health education campus, and the Cleveland Clinic Academy courses offered by the Cleveland Clinic Education Institute) and we enthusiastically embrace resident roles as clinical teachers and educational and health care leaders.

We have several innovative tracks within our residency program including:

  • Primary Care
  • Hospitalist/Quality
  • Veterans Administration (VA) center of excellence
  • Research/Clinical Scholars
  • Clinician Educator

We pride ourselves on the diversity and inclusion we exemplify and are Sabbath-observant friendly!

Thank you for visiting our website! Please feel free to contact us with any questions about our unique training opportunities; our internal medicine training program; living, dining, and enjoying the metro parks in our city and region; or even about our Cleveland Sports teams and exceptional cultural gems. 

With warmest regards,

Abby Spencer, MD

Abby L Spencer MD, MS, FACP
Director – Internal Medicine Residency Program
Vice Chair of Education – Cleveland Clinic Community Care
Associate Professor of Medicine, CCLCM