Director of Medical Education
Kent J. Blanke, D.O., F.A.C.O.S.
Number of Total Internship Slots Approved
7 Preliminary and Traditional Rotating (The Preliminary Internship includes such programs as the Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Program.)
In addition to the Preliminary and Traditional Rotating Internship, OGME-1 positions are available in the following programs:
- Family Practice
- Family Practice/NMM
- General Surgery
- Internal Medicine
- Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery
To provide appropriate clinical training experience so that interns/OGME-1s may identify, analyze, and solve the more common diagnostic and therapeutic problems of medical, surgical, and obstetrical patients, both ambulatory and hospitalized, as well as adult and pediatric age groups.
To provide a systematic program of didactic experiences to assist interns/OGME- 1s in the organization and reinforcement of biopsychosocial knowledge, skill and attitudes; and to provide the opportunity to acquire new knowledge, skills and attitudes that will provide the base for continuing education. Insofar as possible, to provide a training experience relevant to each OGME-1’s post-internship goals.
Patient care is the primary method by which physicians in training gain clinical knowledge, skills, and attitudes. While the trainee’s education is of paramount importance, there will be a certain portion of patient care that will be a service to the patient, the attending physician, and the training setting. There is rarely a clinical experience that does not have some educational component to it. Flexibility and understanding are important attitudes for the intern/OGME-1 to develop and practice as the training program strives to achieve an appropriate balance between education and service. Cooperation is essential to provide all aspects of patient care to qualified trainees.
Rotations are set up in accordance with the AOA guidelines for each specific type of program.
A rotating call schedule is utilized in accordance with AOA guidelines.