Franklin Square Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Personal Statement

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Sep 18, 2006 - 2:22 PM       #1

Thank you for your inquiry to our Internal Medicine Residency Programs.

For information regarding Internal Medicine residency please click on
this link:

How to Apply:

Our Interview Format:

Information for International Medical Graduates:


Again, thank you for your interest in the University of Kansas School of
Medicine-Wichita. Further information is available on our web site

Internal Medicine Senior Residency Coordinators



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Sep 18, 2006 - 2:23 PM       #2

Good morning. Thank you for your interest in our program. All information
regarding our program, including criteria can be gotten on our website at Choose residency programs and click on internal

Best of luck.

Susan D. Rogers
Residency Coordinator
Department of Medicine
Franklin Square Hospital Center
443-777-8340 fax


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Sep 18, 2006 - 2:23 PM       #3

Here is the criteria to apply. Please apply through ERAS. You should be a grad of your medical school within the last 5 years. Scores of 80 on parts 1 and 2 of USMLE, first attempt. Deadline to apply is December 1. Also we only sponsor J1. For further details, please see our website:


Mary Peach

Program Coordinator

Internal Medicine Residency

UConn Health Center


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Sep 18, 2006 - 2:24 PM       #4



TO: International Applicants for Internal Medicine Residency

FROM: Janet Johnson
Residency Registrar

RE: Information and Requirements for Applications for Training in

We require that you have scores of 85 or better on both Step 1 and Step 2
of the USMLE. An ECFMG certificate is required to enter a U.S. residency.
Therefore, the CSA, which is required for ECFMG certification, is mandatory
unless you have a certificate which was issued before that requirement was
added. Though not absolutely required, we do check for U.S. experience, and
it is definitely to your advantage. The deadline for applications is
December 1, 2006. Regarding year of graduation, we do not have a ruling,
but want to know what you have been doing since graduation.

We do have international physicians in our housestaff. We do sponsor J-1
visas. In regard to H-1 visas, we do sponsor those on occasion, but that
would be determined with the Residency Program Director, at the time of the
interview. We prefer that all requirements for the H-1 visa be completed
before we sponsor such a visa, i.e. you should plan to take the Step 3 exam
by the end of 2006 or early in 2007. If you take the Step III exam in
early 2007, you should anticipate using the expedited process which takes
only two weeks.

We are participating in the ERAS program, and will not accept paper
applications. To obtain applications and information on that program,
write ECFMG-ERAS Program, Box 13467, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3467, U.S.A.,
or go to the ECFMG/ERAS web site at:

If you wish further information about the program, you can find it at

Pamela Charney, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
and Women's Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Director
Norwalk Hospital
34 Maple St
Norwalk, Conn 06856
FAX 203- 855-3589
Administrative Assistant, Carrie Saviano


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Sep 18, 2006 - 2:24 PM       #5

We use ERAS only; apply by end of November; USMLE>97; US experience useful but not necessary; offer both visa types. Visit our web site for more info.

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/ The Chicago Medical School Program


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Sep 18, 2006 - 2:25 PM       #6

Thank you for your interest in SIU. Please visit our website at:
Southern Illinois Univ


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Sep 18, 2006 - 2:26 PM       #7

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas

Dear Applicant:

The UAMS Department of Internal Medicine participates in the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS), developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (no paper applications), for the following residency programs: Categorical Internal Medicine (quota 19) & Categorical Medicine/Pediatrics (quota 5).

Please contact the Dean’s Office at your Medical School for application information. Students and graduates of foreign medical schools apply through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), and Canadian schools through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS). The application deadline is November 15, 2006.

All U. S. candidates to the Internal Medicine and/or Medicine-Pediatrics residency programs must have received the degree of Doctor of Medicine or its equivalent from an accredited US medical school. Graduates who have already completed some training at other institutions also are considered for appointments.

IMG candidates to the Internal Medicine and/or Medicine-Pediatrics residency programs must hold a current ECFMG Certificate. Sponsorship is available for both the J-1 clinical and H-1B visas.

To be considered for an interview to the Internal Medicine Program, an applicant must have received the degree of Doctor of Medicine or its equivalent within the past 7 years. An applicant must have passed both Part I & II of the USMLE with a score of 213 (or greater) or have hands-on clinical experience at an accredited institution in the United States.

To be considered for an interview to the Medicine-Pediatrics Program, an applicant must have passed both Part I & II of the USMLE with a score of 213 (or greater) and have at least one year of clinical experience at an accredited institution in the United States.

Thank you for your inquiry and visit our web site at for more information.


Robert W. Bradsher, Jr., M.D.
Program Director


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Sep 18, 2006 - 2:27 PM       #8

Residency Program. Below you will find a brief list of frequently asked questions and answers regarding our program, which I hope you will find helpful.

Do you accept IMG’s? Yes

Thank you for expressing an interest in the Good Samaritan Hospital Internal Medicine What type of Visa’s are offered?
We accept J-1’s and have a limited number of H1-B’s to offer perspective candidates.

Is U.S. Clinical experience required?
No U.S. clinical experience is required; however, it is desirable.

What are your minimum USMLE score requirements?
A minimum score of 82 in both USMLE Steps I and II and preferred but not required.
If you are seeking an H1-B visa, you must show proof of passing USMLE Steps I, II,
and III.

Years from graduation requirements?
Graduation within the last 10 years (1995 or later) is preferred but not required. We look at all applications, and take all experience into consideration.

Are pre-match positions available?
We may offer pre-match positions under individually determined circumstances.

Do you participate in the couples match?

What is your deadline for accepting applications through ERAS?
We will be accepting applications for consideration through ERAS until December 31, 2005.

Debbie Logue
IM Residency Program Coordinator
Good Samaritan Hospital
5601 Loch Raven Blvd., RMB Suite 502
Baltimore, MD 21239
Fax: 410-532-4997


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Sep 18, 2006 - 2:28 PM       #9

We consider all qualified applicants. 20% of our residents are IMGs. All Applications are accepted for review through ERAS. We participate in sponsoring visas of all types but do not pay for the legal fees involved except as required by the Government.
Exempla St Joseph Hospital Program


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Sep 18, 2006 - 2:41 PM       #10

Thank you for your interest in the University of Colorado School of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Training Program. We will use the ERAS system for our application process. Our brochure is available on the World Wide Web. The URL is We will accept only applications submitted to us electronically. You must apply to our program through an ECFMG office. If you cannot get the brochure off the WEB, please call (303) 315-7313 or e-mail (

Most of the candidates we invite to interview have fairly high scores (85 and above) on the USMLE exams. You must have at least three months of clinical experience in the United States. You must have graduated from medical school within the last five years.

The University of Colorado is unable to sponsor any type of visa. We accept U.S. citizens, resident aliens and international graduates with J-1 sponsorship through the ECFMG.

Our deadline for completed applications for 2007-2008 is December 1, 2006.

Sherry Berka

Program Administrator

Residency Training Program

in Internal Medicine

University of Colorado at Denver

and Health Sciences Center

4200 E. Ninth Avenue #B177

Denver, Colorado 80262

Phone: 303-315-7313

FAX: 303-315-7653


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Sep 18, 2006 - 2:41 PM       #11

Our requirements are stated on our Yale Internal Medicine Web Site at and clicking on "Traditional" and "How to Apply" see "FAQ's". Please see my answers to your questions below.

Janene Pahoulis
Traditional Residency Program
Sr. Admin. Assistant
Phone: 203-785-4123
Fax: 203-785-3922


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Sep 18, 2006 - 2:42 PM       #12

Graduation within the last 10 years (1995 or later)

wowll that means they are not that strict when they say "within 5 yrs of graduation ?" or "10 yrs of graduation".I graduated in 2001, will apply next yr and i was going paranoid that i will not meet most programs criteria of 5 yrs cut off since graduation..i think this statement just made my day!


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Sep 18, 2006 - 2:42 PM       #13

Thank you for your interest in our program. We accept applications thru ERAS only. We have no minimum score requirements and no year of graduation limitation. We do not require US clinical experience. We sponsor visa thru J1 only. Please feel free to visit our website at

Best of luck to you.

Have a great day!
Cathy Fussell
UIC/Advocate Christ Internal Medicine
Residency Coordinator
4440 W. 95th St., Suite 122NOD
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
ph(708)684-5673 fax(708)684-2500


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Sep 18, 2006 - 2:42 PM       #14

We do take foreign medical graduates, however, at present we do not have any. We do not sponsor visas. All tests must be passed at the first attempt. We only accept applications via the ERAS system. For further information, please see the Scripps Mercy Web page.

Thank you.
Scripps Mercy Hospital Program, CA


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Sep 18, 2006 - 2:43 PM       #15

1. We do accept IMGs - currently 17 out of our 21 residents are IMGs.

2. This hospital is unable to sponsor any type of immigration visa, but we do accept the ECFMG-sponsored J1.

3. Your scores are fine, but we do require that you have graduated within 3 years prior to applying - it is hard to say if you would be considered or not until we can see the quality of all 2007 applicants applying through ERAS.

Please visit our website ( after August so you can review all our 2007 requirements.
San Joaquin General Hospital Program


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Sep 18, 2006 - 2:44 PM       #16

May 9, 2006

Thank you so much for inquiring about The Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center Internal Medicine Residency Program.

We only accept applications through ERAS. Although we have no official USMLE score cut off, applicants should generally have passed on their first attempts, and higher scores are obviously more competitive. Our extensive experience tells us that those who have graduated from medical school within the prior 4 years and have had some experience with the US health care system are most likely to succeed in our program.

We sponsor both J1 and H1b visas. Further details can be discussed at the time of interview.

Given the obligations we have to medical students from the DC metropolitan area, we regret that we are unable to offer externships/observerships to international graduates prior to the match. After the match, we only offer such training opportunities to candidates who have matched with our program.

We wish you the best of luck in your endeavors.


John Hong, MD
Program Director, Internal Medicine

Gaitri Tiwari
Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Medicine
Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving Street, NW, Room 2A-38i
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: 202-877-8278
Fax: 202-877-6292


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Sep 18, 2006 - 2:45 PM       #17

Thank you for your interest in the University of Southern California Internal Medicine Residency Training Program.

To learn more about our residency program, please visit our website at:

We have no minimum criteria for USMLE scores nor year of graduation. Also note that clinical experience in the U.S. is not required however it is prefered that applicants be familiar with the U.S. medical system. Please note that our institution sponsors only J-1 visas without any exceptions . We participate in the ERAS service as well as the NRMP program. We do not offer early interviews for "pre-matching" as we only accept applicants through the above mentioned process. We have many International Medical Graduates in our program.


Ayana Boyd King, DO
Chief Resident - Recruiting
USC Department of Medicine


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Sep 18, 2006 - 2:46 PM       #18

Susan A. Major, Program Coordinator

Internal Medicine Residency Training Program

Department of Medicine

Thank you for inquiring about our Internal Medicine Training Program. Due to the large volume of emails that I receive for information about our program, I have addressed the most common questions below. If your questions are not satisfactorily answered in this email, please feel free to email me again with specific questions and I will address them directly.

Thank you.

1. The University of Florida Internal Medicine Program is accepting applications only through ERAS. The ERAS Post Office will officially open in September and we will begin downloading information then.

2. Our minimum USMLE score on Part I and Part II is 230.

3. Letters of invitation will be issued as the Selection Committee reviews the completed applications. Letters will not be sent to those applicants who are not granted an interview.

4. We support J-1 visas only.

5. US Clinical experience is strongly recommended but not required. At least one year of post-graduate clinical training is required.

6. We accept applications from candidates no more than five years after medical school graduation.

7. Our application deadline is December 15, 2005. All application materials must be received by this date in order to be considered for an interview.

8. Interviews are conducted from late November through the end of January. If you are invited for an interview, the days for interview will be addressed in your letter.

9. Our program does not offer externships or observerships.

10. IMGs must be certified by ECFMG. We currently have IMGs in our training program.

11. Incomplete applications will not be considered. A completed application consists of the following: Dean’s Letter, Medical School Transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, personal statement and USMLE Transcripts. For IMGs the ECFMG certification number is required.

11. We no longer have printed brochures. Program information is available at our website:

Susan A. Major
Program Coordinator
Department of Medicine
University of Florida

University of Florida

P.O. Box 100277

Gainesville, FL 32610

Phone: 352-265-0239

FAX: 352-338-9879


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Sep 18, 2006 - 2:46 PM       #19

Here is some information on our Internal Medicine Residency Program:

Internal Medicine Residency Program

1. We only accept applications through ERAS (The Electronic Residency Application System)

2. Deadline is 11/15/2006

3. We sponsor only J1 visas

4. In addition to the ERAS application you must submit 3 letters of recommendation, a Dean’s Letter, Medical School transcripts and USMLE score.

April 2006

Dear Interested Candidate:

We thank you for your interest in the University of Arizona-Tucson Hospitals Internal Medicine Residency program. In order to apply to our program you must be enrolled in the National Resident Matching Program. We will be utilizing ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) for our application process. Only those applying through ERAS will be considered. Please contact your Dean’s Office for further information regarding this process. We invite you to visit our electronic brochure currently available on the internet at:

In addition to ERAS application, we require your CV, personal statement, USMLE scores, Dean’s Letter, three letters of recommendation, and medical school transcripts in order to process your application. Deadline for receipt of application is November 15, 2006. Once complete, your application will be reviewed and if applicable, we will contact you for an interview.

International Medical School Graduates must contact the ECFMG-ERAS Program at Please be aware that the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University of Arizona has no special requirements for IMG’s (no required US clinical experience; no USMLE “cut off” score; no limit on year of graduation and we sponsor only J1 visas.

We feel our program is a very strong and competitive Internal Medicine Residency Program. We offer very comprehensive in-patient and out-patient clinical training with opportunities in research for those who are so inclined. All of our residents were very successful in obtaining practice opportunities in general internal medicine and subspecialty fellowships.

The morale among our residents is currently very high and Tucson is an extremely enjoyable community. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office at 520-626-7000.


Richard Mandel, MD
Program Director

Paula O'Hara

Clerkship and Electives Coordinator

Department of Medicine

1501 N. Campbell Avenue

PO Box 245040

Tucson, Arizona 85724-5040

Phone: 520-626-7000

Fax: 520-626-6020


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Sep 18, 2006 - 2:47 PM       #20

Dear Applicant

Thank you for your note of interest in our residency program. In order to
apply to our residency program, you will need to use the Electronic
Residency Application System (ERAS). Information about our program and
linkage to ERAS is on our web page Our application
deadline is November 15th.

Kristi Threlkeld
Residency Program Manager
Department of Internal Medicine
UC Davis Medical Center
4150 V Street #3116
Sacramento, CA 95817
phone: 916/734-7080
fax: 916/734-1150

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IndustryHealth Care
Founded1998; 20 years ago (1998)
Headquarters10980 Grantchester Way, Columbia, Maryland, U.S.

Number of locations

10 hospitals, the MedStar Health Research Institute, 20 other health-related organizations and more than 100 care sites[1][2]

Area served

Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area

Key people

Kenneth A. Samet, President & CEO
M. Joy Drass, EVP Ops. - Washington Region
Stephen R.T. Evans, CMO
Maureen P. McCausland, CNO

Carl J. Schindelar, EVP Ops. - Baltimore Region
RevenueUS$4.2 billion (2012)

Net income

US$69.9 million (2012)[3]
Total assetsUS$853.5 million (2012)

Number of employees

28,061 associates, 5,600 affiliated physicians[4]

MedStar Health is a not-for-profit healthcare organization. It operates more than 120 entities, including ten hospitals in the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area of the United States. In 2011 it was ranked as the employer with the largest number of local employees in the region.[5]

MedStar contributes approximately $111 million in payroll tax to the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia each year. Additionally, as of 2012, MedStar Health provided almost $312 million in charity care and community benefit on an annual basis.[2]


In 1998, Medlantic Healthcare Group merged with Helix Health, a group of four Baltimore, Maryland hospitals. Helix/Medlantic was renamed MedStar Health on February 1, 1999.

On July 1, 2000, Georgetown University Hospital became part of MedStar Health.

On February 1, 2008, MedStar Health merged with Montgomery General Hospital, Montgomery County's oldest acute care hospital. Montgomery General was the eighth hospital in MedStar Health’s network and the first hospital in Montgomery County to join the healthcare system.[6]

In September, 2009, St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, Maryland merged with MedStar Health, becoming the ninth hospital in the system, and the first in Southern Maryland.[7]

In December, 2012, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, located in Clinton, Maryland, merged with MedStar Health, becoming the tenth hospital in the system.[8]


MedStar Health's areas of clinical activity include cardiology, cardiac surgery, oncology services, rehabilitation, neurosciences, orthopedic surgery, women's services, and emergency and trauma services. MedStar has comprehensive services including primary, urgent and subacute care, medical education and research. Other health-related services include assisted living, home health and long-term care. MedStar also operate nursing homes, senior housing, adult day care, rehabilitation and ambulatory centers, as well as maintain MedStar Physician Partners, a comprehensive physician network in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region. (MedStar does not have any hospitals or institutions in Virginia, but MedStar Visiting Nurses Association does serve some counties there.) MedStar Health is the official medical team of the Baltimore Ravens, the Washington Nationals, as well as other professional, college and recreational teams in the area.[9]

Kenneth A. Samet, FACHE, is MedStar Health's president and chief executive officer.[4]

MedStar Health hospitals[edit]

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center[edit]

Main article: MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center[10] is an acute-care teaching hospital, located in the Rosedale area of Northeastern Baltimore County, offering a full range of services for children and adults. Founded in 1898, MedStar Franklin Square's primary service lines include medicine, oncology, surgical services, women and children's care, behavioral health, and community-based medicine. MedStar Franklin Square has been awarded the high-level designation of a Teaching Hospital Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons, and was accredited as a Magnet hospital for nursing in 2008, with reaccreditation in 2013.[11] It has been the recipient of the Delmarva Foundation’s highest honor, the Excellence Award for Quality for Hospitals, in 2009, 2011 and 2012.[12]U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital as third best in Maryland and the Baltimore metropolitan area; it was also ranked among the nation’s top 50 “Best Hospitals” in Gastroenterology and Digestive system (GI) surgery. This is the fourth consecutive year the hospital has been included in this ranking.[13]

It is the third largest hospital in Baltimore, and its emergency department is the busiest in the state with almost 110,000 visits annually.[13] In the fall of 2010, the hospital completed a major expansion project that includes a new seven-story Patient Care Tower, an expanded emergency department, and additional parking facilities.

Samuel E. Moskowitz, FACHE, is MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center's President.[4]

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital[edit]

Main article: Georgetown University Hospital

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital[10] is a not-for-profit, acute care teaching and research hospital with 609 beds located in Northwest Washington, D.C. Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis - caring for the whole person - MedStar Georgetown offers a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options. MedStar Georgetown’s centers of excellence include cancer, neurosciences, gastroenterology, transplant and vascular diseases.

Mike Sachtleben is President, MedStar Georgetown.[4]

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital[edit]

Main article: MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital[14] is a 303-bed community teaching facility located at the corner of Loch Raven Boulevard and Belvedere Avenue in northeast Baltimore. Both a specialty facility and comprehensive community hospital, MedStar Good Samaritan has Centers for Excellence in Arthritis, Joint Replacement, Rehabilitation, Good Health Center, Spine Health, and Surgical Services.[15]

For more than 30 years, the hospital has been affiliated with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, with special programs in physical and rehabilitation medicine, orthopaedics, and rheumatology. MedStar Good Samaritan opened a full-service emergency department in 1990. Since then, it consistently has been one of the fastest-growing hospitals in Maryland.[16] In 2003, a new emergency department opened and fueled ever-growing demand for the expert care provided by more than 2,000 associates. The emergency department is accredited as a primary stroke center. In 2005, the hospital opened nine new operating rooms that are specially designed to enhance experiences for patients, surgeons and staff. In 2006, a new 32-bed inpatient unit opened, one that is dedicated to orthopaedic and surgical patients. This unit features mostly private rooms, decentralized nursing stations to keep caregivers closer to the patients and a large area for group physical therapy. All other hospital patient care units were recently renovated.

Today, MedStar Good Samaritan is licensed for 265 medical/surgical, 51 comprehensive rehab, and 30 transitional care beds. In addition to hospital services, the Good Samaritan Nursing Center and senior housing complexes, Woodbourne Woods and Belvedere Green, are located on the 43-acre (170,000 m2) campus.

Bradley S. Chambers is President, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital.[4]

MedStar Harbor Hospital[edit]

Main article: MedStar Harbor Hospital

MedStar Harbor Hospital[17] was first established in 1903 as a small community clinic servicing the waterfront community in Baltimore. It has been the recipient of the Delmarva Foundation’s highest honor, the Excellence Award for Quality for Hospitals, in 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 & 2012.[18]

With more than 500 physicians representing 30 medical and surgical specialties, and more than 1,508 associates, the hospital offers a full range of healthcare services for patients from infancy through the senior years. MedStar Harbor Hospital’s specialty areas include orthopaedics, women’s services, cancer care, diabetes care, fetal assessment, cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation, and treatment of chronic lung conditions. The hospital’s continuum of care also includes wellness programs, outpatient services and inpatient treatment.

Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE, is President, MedStar Harbor Hospital.[4]

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center[edit]

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As Montgomery County’s first acute-care hospital, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center[19] is a community-based, 149-bed facility founded by Dr. Jacob Wheeler Bird. After 90 years, the hospital offers a range of wellness programs and outpatient services in addition to inpatient treatment.

With dozens of programs and a large array of services, MedStar Montgomery treats and cares for patients of all ages, newborns through seniors. As such, the hospital handles most medical emergencies, and is accredited by The Joint Commission as a primary stroke center. In addition, the hospital’s chest pain center allows cardiologists to quickly and effectively screen and treat potential cardiac patients, as well as refer them for further treatment through the hospital’s cardiac and vascular laboratory. MedStar Montgomery has also been able to treat patients from several surrounding counties, notably Frederick, Howard and Carroll, through their Olney location, in Northeastern Montgomery County.

Peter W. Monge, FACHE is President, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center.

MedStar National Rehabilitation Network[edit]

Main article: MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital

MedStar National Rehabilitation Network[20] (also known as MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital or MedStar NRH) is a private facility located in Washington, D.C. offering inpatient, day treatment and outpatient programs specifically designed for the rehabilitation of individuals with disabling injuries and illnesses. For the 19th year, U.S. News & World Report ranked MedStar NRH as one of the top rehabilitation hospitals in the country, being listed in 2013 at number 11 overall. In addition, MedStar NRH is ranked as the 3rd best hospital overall in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.[21] MedStar NRH is fully accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).[22] MedStar NRH has the only CARF accredited specialty program for both spinal cord injury and stroke in the region. In addition, its spinal cord injury program has been designated as one of only 14 Model SCI Systems of care in the country by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, a part of the United States Department of Education.

John D. Rockwood is President, MedStar National Rehabilitation Network.[4]

MedStar St. Mary's Hospital[edit]

MedStar St. Mary's Hospital[23] is a not-for-profit, 103-bed full service hospital located in Leonardtown, St. Mary's County, Maryland. Serving the community since 1912, MedStar St. Mary's treats more than 104,000 patients each year and has been recognized for excellence in quality improvement by the Delmarva Foundation in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2004.[24] As the only hospital in one of the state's fastest-growing counties, MedStar St. Mary's delivers emergency, acute inpatient and outpatient care. The hospital also offers an extensive list of screening and diagnostic services. Its centers of excellence include behavioral health, diabetes management, emergency/urgent care, hospice, oncology, orthopedics, radiology, community wellness and women's services.

Christine R. Wray, FACHE, is President, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital.[4]

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital[edit]

Founded in 1977, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center[25] is a 262-bed full service hospital in Clinton, Maryland serving the Washington, D.C., and Southern Maryland areas. Additionally, the hospital operates a state-of-the-art 24-bed sub-acute unit. Throughout MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center’s history, it has remained a community leader, a strong supporter of healthcare education, and a dedicated advocate for quality healthcare services.

Christine Wray, FACHE, President, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

Michael J. Chiaramonte, MBA, is Former President, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital.[2]

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital[edit]

Main article: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

Located in the Central section of Baltimore, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital[26] is a regional specialty and teaching hospital that has been caring for members of the community for more than 150 years. MedStar Union Memorial has been named one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals for cardiovascular care by Thomson. The hospital was also named in U.S. News & World Report's annual list of top hospitals by ranking in cardiology and heart surgery, and orthopaedics. MedStar Union Memorial also received high-performing scores in eight specialty areas: Diabetes and Endocrinology, Ear Nose and Throat, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pulmonology and Urology.[27] MedStar Union Memorial is known nationally for the Curtis National Hand Center and for developing Maryland’s leading hospital-based sports medicine program. The 283-bed hospital supports residency and fellowship training programs in orthopedics, general surgery, and internal medicine, and received the prestigious Excellence Awards for Quality Improvement for Hospitals from the Delmarva Foundation in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.[24]

Bradley S. Chambers is President, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.[4]

MedStar Washington Hospital Center[edit]

Main article: Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center[28] is a not-for-profit, 926-bed acute care teaching and research hospital based in Northwest Washington, D.C. It is the largest private hospital in Washington, D.C.and among the 25 largest hospitals in the mid-Atlantic region. It consistently ranks among the nation’s top hospitals as measured by entities such as U.S. News & World Report, AARP and Consumer’s Checkbook.[29]

The Hospital Center also operates the area's only adult burn center and the Washington region's premier trauma center and surgical critical care center, providing major trauma resuscitation, surgery and care of critically ill or injured patients.

John Sullivan is President, MedStar Washington Hospital Center.[4]

MedStar Heart Institute[edit]

The MedStar Heart Institute[30] (previously known as the Washington Heart and Vascular Institute) is a national leader in the research, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.[31] The institute’s volumes in coronary artery bypass graft surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention are among the highest in the University Health System Consortium’s clinical database and show very good outcomes for survival (mortality) and improved health (morbidity).

Bradley S. Kappalman is Vice President, MedStar Heart Institute.[32]

Washington Cancer Institute[edit]

Main article: Washington Cancer Institute

The Washington Cancer Institute[33] provides the latest in treatment and therapies and access to cutting-edge clinical trials.[34]

Christopher Gallagher MD, is Medical Director of the Washington Cancer Institute.[35]

Other entities[edit]

MedStar Ambulatory Services[edit]

MedStar Ambulatory Services[36] provides outpatient services, including primary care practices. Locations include:

  • MedStar Health at Spring Valley in Washington, D.C.
  • MedStar Health at Chevy Chase in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Robert J. Gilbert is President, MedStar Ambulatory Services.[4]

MedStar Family Choice[edit]

MedStar Family Choice is a managed care organization serving the District of Columbia and Maryland. Coverage is provided for participants in:

District of Columbia[edit]

  • DC Healthy Families[37]
  • DC HealthCare Alliance


  • Maryland HealthChoice Program[38]
  • Maryland Children's Health Program[39]

MedStar Health Research Institute[edit]

MedStar Health Research Institute (MHRI)[40] offers research support for MedStar’s medical and instructional services. Research conducted includes:

  • Clinical
  • Delivery of healthcare
  • Outcomes research (end results of health care practices and interventions)

The research is conducted in settings that include both hospital and outpatient.

Neil J. Weissman, MD, FACC, is President, MedStar Health Research Institute.[4]

MedStar Institute for Innovation[edit]

Mark S. Smith, M.D., FACEP, is Director of the MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2).[41]

MedStar Pharmacy[edit]

MedStar offers outpatient pharmacies in the following hospital locations, and also at[42]Leisure World in Silver Spring, Maryland.

District of Columbia[edit]

  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • MedStar National Rehabilitation Network
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center


  • MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
  • MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
  • MedStar Harbor Hospital
  • MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital
  • MedStar St. Mary's Hospital
  • MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

MedStar Physician Partners[edit]

MedStar Physician Partners[43] is a group of more 100 Primary care physicians. It is part of the MedStar Medical Group that has over 5,600 affiliated physicians and 1,560 employed physicians across Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region.

Edward M. Miller, MD, FACP, is President, MedStar Physician Partners.[4]

MedStar Surgery Center[edit]

MedStar Surgery Center is a stand-alone multi-specialty surgery center in Downtown Washington, D.C.[44]

MedStar Visiting Nurse Association[edit]

MedStar Visiting Nurse Association[45] is the largest home healthcare provider in the Maryland, District of Columbia and Northern Virginia region. It provides in-home healthcare services for homebound patients who were recently discharged from the hospital. It also cares for those who are disabled or living with a chronic condition. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Home Healthcare Compare website,[46] MedStar VNA holds some of the lowest rates for hospital readmission, regionally and nationally. MedStar VNA's home healthcare team members travel over two million miles per year, visiting over 16,000 patients, to help them live safely and independently at home. Services provided in the home include: skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, IV therapy (infusion), medical social work, wound care, activities of daily living support (bathing, grooming, walking and cooking), after hours care and support. To support good health in the community, MedStar VNA provides several hundred traveling immunization clinics across the region each year, vaccinating over 10,000 people against contagious disease. Community outreach also includes health assessments, screenings and wellness education at organizations across the region.

Traci K. Anderson is President, MedStar Visiting Nurse Association.[4]


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