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Program
PCOM/Reading Hospital and Med Ctr - Internal Medicine Residency
Program Number: 167065
Program Type: Residency
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Address: Sixth Ave & Spruce Street, Reading, PA  19602-2432
Web site Url: www.readinghealth.org
Updated: 10/31/2017
Program Details
AOA Approval Since:
11/03/2005
Total Approved Positions:
21
Program Reported
FILLED POSITIONS 18
Remaining OPEN Positions 3
Current Funded Positions:
21
Rotations at base site:
Months of rotations at base site PER YEAR:
12
Months of elective rotations in the program PER YEAR:
2
Participates in the Clinical Assessment Program (CAP):
No
Program Faculty (Base Institution) Total teaching faculty:
525
Program Start Date: (mm/dd/yyyy)
06/24/2017
Participates in Osteopathic ERAS:
Yes
Is there currently an ACGME accredited program in this specialty at your
institution?
Yes
Is the program a dually accredited AOA/ACGME program?
Yes
ACGME Program ID:
1404121388
Dual Program - Is an AOA program in which an osteopathic trainee is registered in a residency program that is accredited by both the AOA and ACGME. The osteopathic trainee receives both AOA and ACGME credit.
Single Accreditation System
AOA Reported: ACGME Accreditation Status ( Definition of Terms )
Has ACGME accreditation
When did the training program apply / intend to apply (Program Reported)? (mm/yyyy)
07/2016
Program Comments:
Initial osteopathic recognition approved July 2016. We are maintaining our dually accredited status. Our program has not switched to single accreditation.
AOA Reported: Osteopathic Recognition Status
Achieved Osteopathic Recognition
2018 AOA Match EligibilityCan participate in 2018 AOA Match
 
Current Filled Positions
OGME 1
7
OGME 2
5
OGME 3
6
OGME 4
0
 
Application Information
Dean's letter required:
Yes
Required number of letters of recommendation:
3
Official Medical School transcripts required:
Yes
NBOME Board scores required (Part 1):
Yes
NBOME Board scores required (Part 2):
Yes
Earliest date for applications: (mm/dd/yyyy)
08/31/2017
Interview start date: (mm/dd/yyyy)
09/19/2017
Interview end date: (mm/dd/yyyy)
01/16/2018
Interviews conducted last year for first year positions: 80
How many new trainees do you intend to recruit next year?:

6

Attention new trainees! This program will grant residency credit for the 1st postdoctoral year of training. Students will "Match" directly into this residency and the 1st postdoctoral year will be considered the first year of residency training. For more details, click HELP or call this program
Additional Application Information:

This is a dually approved program. 2006-07 training year was the first training year for this program.

 
OPTI Academic Sponsor(s):
  • PCOM MEDNet
 
List of Sponsors
PCOM MEDNet
 
List of Consortia Entities
None Listed
 
Policies
Teaching faculty supervise students, interns, residents:
Yes
Residents supervise students and interns:
Yes
Yearly specialty in-service examination required:
Yes
 
Completion and Board Data
Approximate percentage of program completion: 100
Approximate percentage who took the specialty board exam within 3 years of completion: 100
Aggregate percentage who passed exam on first attempt:  
  5 Yr Average
Written 100%
*The aggregate pass rates listed above include pass rates for the first-time test takers for the period 2011 through 2017. Test takers include all trainees from the program and may not represent recent program trainees.
 
Call Schedule
Call Type
Frequency Type
Day
 
Days
OGME 1
  Frequency  
Hospital  
28
Q
7
OGME 2
  Frequency  
Hospital  
28
Q
14
OGME 3
  Frequency  
Hospital  
28
Q
14
OGME 4
    N/A
   
 
 
 
Call Schedule Additional Information:

 
General Program Comments
Residents have the opportunity to obtain AOA Board Certification or to be dually certified through AOA and ABIM. The Internal Medicine Osteopathic Residency is fully integrated with the ACGME-approved allopathic internal medicine training program. The program offers outstanding flexibility to prepare the individual for a variety of career opportunities in general and sub-specialty internal medicine. Outstanding on-site osteopathic philosophy and osteopathic manual manipulation under faculty direction supplement competency training in patient care, medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, practice-based learning, and systems-based practice.
 
Comments from AOA
Educational Environment
Average hours/week of regular scheduled lectures/conferences:
8
Training in outpatient ambulatory sites:
4
 
Educational Features
ACLS certification provided No
Board review courses No
Component on malpractice, jurisprudence, and/or risk management No
Component on physician-patient communication skills No
Ethics curriculum/consultation No
Formal curriculum in behavioral medicine No
Formal curriculum on managed care No
Formal training in osteopathic manipulative treatment No
Journal club No
Procedures courses No
Research opportunity No
Structured curriculum on end-of-life care No
Structured practice management experience No
Written evaluation of performance No
Other Educational Feature
Year long quality improvement education
Program Benefits
Childcare Onsite
Yes
CME Allowance
Yes
Computer system to document resident clinical logs
Yes
Disability
Yes
Expense reimbursement for educational meetings/conferences
Yes
Family leave
Yes
Health Insurance
Yes
Housing
Yes
Leave for educational meetings/conferences
Yes
License Paid
Yes
Life Insurance
Yes
Malpractice Insurance
Yes
Maternity leave
Yes
Medical leave
Yes
Meeting Reimbursement
Yes
Paternity leave
Yes
Professional Membership Payment
Yes
 
Salary and Vacation Days
Salary
Vacation Days
OGME 1
55910
15
OGME 2
57595
20
OGME 3
59321
20
OGME 4
61089
20
Institution Information
Reading Hospital and Med Ctr
6th Ave & Spruce St
Reading, PA  19612
Institution Bed Size:
754
Occupied Bed Size %:
62
ER Visits Per Year:
131841
Web site Url: www.readinghealth.org
Institution has opportunities for 3rd year osteopathic students to do clinical rotations at this site? Yes
Institution has opportunities for 4th year osteopathic students to do clinical rotations at this site? Yes
 
Affiliated Institutions
None Available
Contact Info

Interim Director of Osteopathic Medical Education

Ronald K. Herb, DO

950A N Wyomissing Blvd

Wyomissing, PA 19610-1784

ph (610) 898-2400 | fax (610) 378-7839

ronald.herb@readinghealth.org

Program Director

Ryan P. Zimmerman, DO

6 Spruce St

West Reading, PA 19611-1454

ph (484) 628-8763 | fax

ryan.zimmerman2@readinghealth.org

Program Contact

Ryan Zimmerman, DO

Reading Hospital

Reading, PA 19612-6052

ph (484) 628-8133 | fax (484) 628-9003

Email: ryan.zimmerman@towerhealth.org

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