Program Structure

Program Structure

Categorical Track: The traditional residency program structure. Carried out through the 4+1 model. Residents have inpatient, consult, elective, and longitudinal clinic experiences over the course of 3 years.

Hospital Medicine Track: Categorical Track with dedicated 2 month Inpatient Medicine block. Designed for residents interested in Hospital Medicine and those interested in fellowship training (especially those with a strong inpatient focus).  Learn More

Primary Care Track: Allows for additional dedicated ambulatory experience. Designed for residents who wish to prepare for practice in an ambulatory setting within the community or academic setting. Unique experience in practice improvement and unique models of care.  Learn More

VA Track: As a Categorical Resident, you have the option to participate in the VA Center of Excellence Track. This track is designed for physicians with an interest in health care systems, quality improvement, patient safety, and interprofessional collaboration. Unique opportunities include protected time for the creation and implementation of Quality Improvement projects, Yellow belt certification in Lean Six Sigma process improvement training, bioethics and health care humanities and a number of customizable ambulatory clinical experiences.

Clinical Experience

Clinical Experience

The Cleveland Clinic Internal Medicine Residency Program experience allows for residents to experience each of the sub-specialties in a variety of settings to help build the well-rounded physicians of tomorrow.  If you would like more information regarding the schedule structure and rotations available please explore the links below.  

Community Outreach

Community Outreach

There are many opportunities for community involvement should you wish to participate.  Many of these opportunities exist within minutes of main campus.  To learn more about some of the opportunities available please explore the links below.



Conferences are a supplemental portion of our curriculum, as residents often learn the most from their rotational experiences.  Therefore, given that residents are adult learners, we feel it is important to provide an engaging and interactive conference experience.  And, many of the conferences we offer accomplish this goal.  To read more about the conferences we offer please explore below.

Fellowship Match

Fellowship Match

Graduates of our program remain competitive in fellowship and job application.

2018 Fellowship Match

Cardiology (4): Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, University of Florida, Yale University

Dermatology (1): Orange Park Medical Center

Endocrinology (4): Boston Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic (2), University of Michigan

Gastroenterology/ Hepatology (6): Cleveland Clinic (2), Johns Hopkins, Kansas City University Medical Center, Mayo Clinic (Arizona), Virginia Commonwealth University

Hematology/Oncology (9): Cleveland Clinic (2), Indiana University, Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson Cancer Center, NIH—National Cancer Center (2), New York University, University of Pittsburgh

Pulmonology/Critical Care (8): Cleveland Clinic (3), CWRU—MetroHealth, Emory University, Loyola University, Mayo Clinic, Thomas Jefferson University

Rheumatology (1): Cleveland Clinic

Medical Education (1): National Clinician Scholar—University of Pennsylvania

General Internal Medicine Jobs (19)

Alaska Native Medical Center, Mayo Clinic Network, Cleveland Clinic (13), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, Utah Regional Hospitalist Group, Skyline Medical Center  

2017 Fellowship Match

Cardiology (16)

  • Cleveland Clinic (3)
  • Georgetown University
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Montefiore Medical Center - Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2)
  • New York Medical College
  • Scripps Clinic
  • University Hospitals - Cleveland Medical Center
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Miami
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2)
  • Wright State University

Endocrinology  (2): Cleveland Clinic, The Ohio State University

Gastroenterology (6): Cleveland Clinic, Henry Ford Hospital, Mayo Clinic (Arizona), New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus), University of Miami, University of Minnesota

Geriatrics (1): University of California (San Francisco)

Hematology/Oncology (5): Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Duke University, Temple University, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Washington

Infectious Disease  (1): Cleveland Clinic

Nephrology (1): Cleveland Clinic

Pulmonary/Critical Care (3): Cleveland Clinic, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University

Vascular Medicine (1): Cleveland Clinic

Research/Scholarly Activity

Research/Scholarly Activity

Scholarly Activity is a cornerstone of Cleveland Clinic's mission and an integral part of each internal medicine resident's clinical training.  We offer a robust scholarly activity program with research support and didactics which culminates in an Annual Resident Research Poster Session.  You may read more about the scholarly activity, research support, lectures, or annual poster session at the links below.