Billings Clinic announced 12 Internal Medicine Residency spots were filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
The 12 resident physicians start in July of 2019 and will see patients as part of the internal medicine health care team. Each of the physicians have completed medical school and join the residency to receive training as internists. Eight of these new doctors will be first-year internal medicine residents and will be enrolled in the program for three years. Four of the residents will spend one year at Billings Clinic and then move on to other institutions to finish training in their chosen specialties of anesthesiology, dermatology and physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Billings Clinic established Montana’s first Internal Medicine Residency program in 2014. The three-year program combines education and research with practical clinical and hospital experience among a complex patient population. The residency program is designed to train internists to care for complex medically ill patients in rural environments.
The program seeks to increase the number of primary care physicians that provide care for patients in rural locations.
This is the sixth class for the Internal Medicine Residency. Several of the incoming residents have ties to Montana and the surrounding region.