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The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Roger Williams Medical Center


Welcome to the Roger Williams Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency website! We are delighted by your interest in our institution and our educational programs. Over the past 40 years, Roger Williams Medical Center has trained hundreds of physicians in its internal medicine residency. Our graduates may be found across the nation in diverse practice environments ranging from solo primary care offices to university academic medical centers.

Leveraging our major teaching and research affiliation with Boston University School of Medicine, our program has a size and scope that allows a unique focus on the individual resident. Over three years, our residents are afforded graduated patient care responsibilities while being mentored by experienced attending physicians in a variety of clinical and academic settings. From hands-on procedural skills to formal structured didactics, our residents receive the training necessary to excel in the practice of clinical medicine immediately upon graduation or to pursue additional training in one of the many internal medicine subspecialties.

Our program seeks residents who learn best by actively engaging in the practice of medicine and who seek autonomy, all within a structured learning environment. During their rotations, residents are responsible for the development and implementation of daily patient assessment and treatment plans, in consultation with one or more of our attending physician faculty. Our graduates cite this independence under-seasoned guidance as a key to their success in honing their clinical skills, enhancing communication, and building teamwork.

Our program also focuses on ensuring residents acquire the knowledge and clinical skills necessary to pass the American Board of Internal Medicine’s certification exam. This includes specialized classroom instruction, access to online exam preparation tools, and enrollment in a board preparation course in May of their final year of training. For the past two years, our residents have achieved a near 100% pass rate on their exams.

Our hospital is located near the Smith Hill neighborhood of Providence, a city that is bustling with art, music, sports, and cultural venues. While it may be best known for its nationally-recognized Italian restaurants on Federal Hill, Providence offers fine dining throughout its many diverse neighborhoods, including Los Andes, ranked #23 on Yelp’s list of Top 100 Places to Eat in the US in 2021, and a short 5-minute walk from resident clinic. Rhode Island, also known as the Ocean State, is noted for its beautiful beaches to explore, pristine forests and state parks with hiking and biking trails, and even a mountain with ski trails open during the winter months. There are also many historic landmarks, neighborhoods, and houses to tour and visit. Rents and cost of living as a whole here are far below that of many other metropolitan areas.

Whether you ultimately choose to pursue a position in academic medicine or clinical practice in general internal medicine or one of its subspecialties, you will find the training experience and education at Roger Williams Medical Center to be outstanding preparation for your future career.

Please reach out to us if we can provide you with any additional information. We look forward to hearing from you! 

John Miskovsky, MD
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency

John Stoukides, MD, ScD
Chairman, Department of Medicine