Letter from the Program Director

The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, offers a community-based Internal Medicine Residency Program affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. The Internal Medicine Program of The Jewish Hospital is designed to equip the trainee with the tools necessary to master the challenges of an active medical practice. Residents from our program have excelled in Primary Care, Sub Specialty Care and Hospital Medicine. Results from our residents on the Internal Medicine Board Exam have been superior in the last few years.

The Jewish Hospital has provided residents of Greater Cincinnati with superior health care for more than 160 years. The hospital was established in 1850 as the first Jewish hospital in the United States. After being located across the street from the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine for 147 years, the hospital moved all of its services to its suburban Kenwood location in 1997 to better meet the healthcare needs of the community.

The Jewish Hospital is located in a suburban environment and is expanding with the completion of a major renovation project scheduled for 2016. The hospital is a tertiary care hospital affiliated with Mercy Health, the sixth largest hospital system in the country and the largest hospital system in the state of Ohio. The renovation will increase the number of beds by approximately 100 in the next two to three years, including 26-30 state-of-the-art critical care beds and also add a new oncology center that includes the well-established Blood Cancer Center and a new emergency department. In addition, the hospital is building new neurosurgical and orthopedic specialty units, as well as a new medical education and conference center with a large auditorium.

The Residency Program of The Jewish Hospital currently consists of both preliminary and categorical Residents. Currently there are a total of 49 residents of which 14 are preliminary. In addition to internal medicine residents, the hospital also trains surgical residents and podiatry residents.

The Residency Program of The Jewish Hospital has a strong teaching component and affiliation with University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine. Electives currently available include: Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Pulmonary Critical Care, Cardiology, Emergency Room, Sports Medicine, Ambulatory Care, GI, Hematology, Oncology including Bone Marrow, Research and an exposure to Hospitalist Medicine, Anesthesia and The Cholesterol Center. In addition to these sub specialties, our relationship with University Of Cincinnati enables us to offer multiple sub specialty rotations including Endocrinology and Rheumatology.

The Jewish Hospital faculty includes eight full time hospitalists who are strongly integrated with the training program. We also have hospital-based faculty specializing in Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care, as well as Infectious Disease. Our associate program directors are both active in hospital medicine as well as primary care. Emphasis on primary care and ambulatory rotations include a mandatory ambulatory rotation in both the second and third year. Our goal in the next few years is to increase ambulatory electives such that those that are interested in primary care have ample experience during their three years of the residency program.

The Jewish Hospital residents have been involved in multiple research projects including participation in multiple both Regional and International Conferences. Research opportunities include participation in clinical vignettes as well as active research opportunities for publication. Previous residents have publications in such well known journals as; The American College of Cardiology as well as The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

In summary, The Jewish Hospital Residency Program is a community-based program that provides ample opportunity for both preliminary and categorical residents to excel with opportunities to become primary care, hospitalists or sub specialty physicians.

 Barry Brook

Barry Brook, MD, FACP

Program Director Internal Medicine Residency