Department of Medicine
MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland's first hospital, was founded in 1837 as City Hospital. From our inception to our status today as a world-class hospital system, MetroHealth has evolved to meet changing health care and social needs. In 1891, a group of twenty-eight physicians and surgeons formed the first medical staff of City Hospital. During this time, the hospital became a training school for medical students. MetroHealth Medical Center has been a primary teaching hospital of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine since 1917.
From our humble beginnings, The MetroHealth System has emerged as a full-service medical institution capable of providing high-quality care for both routine medical problems and life-threatening conditions. We provide more services to more people than any other area hospital, and have a proud tradition of delivering quality health care and providing excellent training in academic and clinical medicine.
Medical Student Education
At any given time, approximately 36% of the Case third- and fourth-year medical students are on the MetroHealth Campus getting clinical training and experience. The Department of Medicine does a disproportionate share of the teaching in the first and second years of medical school training. Faculty in the Department of Medicine teach 10 of the preclinical courses at the School of Medicine. A recent audit estimated that about 30% of the teaching of the first- and second-year Case medical students was done by faculty in the Department of Medicine at MetroHealth.
Students from a number of other medical schools across the country also rotate through MetroHealth Medical Center. For information about setting up a clinical rotation in the Department of Internal Medicine or one of the Subspecialties at MetroHealth Medical Center, contact our program coordinator: Liz While, (216) 778-3886 (Phone), (216) 778-5823 (Fax).
Internal Medicine Residency Training
MetroHealth has an excellent reputation nationally for its Internal Medicine Residency Program. More than 1200 physicians have graduated from MetroHealth’s Internal Medicine Residency in the last 50 years. MetroHealth has a tradition of preparing physicians for acceptance into the most competitive fellowship programs. We pride ourselves on training future leaders in academic and clinical medicine.
If you have any questions about the application process, or would like to request further information about the Internal Medicine Residency Program, please feel free to contact our program coordinator: Liz While, (216) 778-3886 (Phone), (216) 778-5823 (Fax).
Various Residency Tracks
The Department of Medicine has accredited fellowship programs in: