IM Enhanced Training Opportunities

Internal Medicine Residency Program

Opportunities exist for Internal Medicine residents to develop enhanced skills and training in multiple domains.

Global Health

Our residents with an interest in global health, have the opportunity to schedule global health away rotations with enhanced mentorship. The goals of each rotation are as follows:

  • To provide practical public health and clinical perspectives on the management of health issues and diseases in resource-poor settings.
  • To train residents to provide culturally competent, patient-centered care for disease management and health promotion.
  • To teach residents to recognize and address the impact of social, economic, environmental, and political factors on health disparities, both abroad and in the U.S.
  • To promote skills in population-based research and community-oriented primary care.

Examples of past experiences of residents include:

  • Dominican Republic (annual opportunity)
  • Haiti (annual opportunity)
  • Gambia (recurring opportunity every 1-2yrs)
  • Guatemala (Rural Healthcare)
  • Malawi (UNC Project)
  • Cuidad Victoria, Mexico (Community for Children)
  • San Miguel and Guanajuato City, Mexico (¡Bienvenidos a MedSpanish!)
  • Nepal (Rural Healthcare)
  • New Mexico (Indian Health Service)
  • Peru (Medical Ministries International)
  • Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Relief Efforts)
  • Plymouth, England (Healthsystem Survey)
  • Rwanda (Preventive Medicine and Education)
  • Tanzania
  • Brownsville, TX (Community for Children)
  • Uganda (Hospital Medicine) *Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson GH Scholar
  • Zambia (Village of Hope, Orphanage)

Leadership Development


LEED-R, also known as Leadership Excellence EDucation for Residents/Fellows, is a two week intensive, interdisciplinary program to develop the skills and tools to be an effective and efficient physician leader in healthcare now and in the future.

The LEED-R program includes a two-week block of protected time for intensive leadership development for a select group of 25 residents/fellows each year using the National Center for Healthcare Leadership competencies utilizing multiple platforms of learning and interaction with ChristianaCare leadership and outside experts on:

  • Self-Awareness & Leadership.
  • Develops People & Creates High Performance Teams.
  • Collaborates & Builds Relationships.
  • Enables Learning & Innovation.
  • Leads & Promotes Change.
  • Creates Value.

Highlights include working with professional media coaches and journalists on presentation skills and a leadership café – a ‘speed dating’ like event to meet 25 senior leaders.

Advanced LEED-R

Graduates of the LEED-R program are eligible to participate in an advanced leadership offering. The goals of the program include:

  • Providing experiential leadership development to emerging resident leaders interested in healthcare leadership.
  • “Bridging the gap” between leadership education and real-world experience.
  • Promoting alignment of resident physician leaders with system leaders.
  • Disseminating leadership and system learning to the broader residency community.

These aims are accomplished by pairing emerging resident leaders with senior leaders in the organization. The mentor-mentee pair will engage in a 9-month micro-mentoring experience consisting of one-on-one meetings and multiple “share-an-experience” sessions.

Quality and Safety

Internal medicine residents have opportunities to take part in multiple learning experiences around quality and safety to include:

  • Longitudinal Quality Improvement Curriculum/Project: Each resident participates in an annual longitudinal quality improvement curriculum that culminates in the completion and presentation of a group project.
  • Achieving Competency Today (ACT): Issues in Quality, Cost, Systems and Safety: A 12 week master’s level interdisciplinary curriculum for systems based practice and practice based learning and improvement. Interprofessional teams of learners collaboratively design and test solutions to identified challenges in healthcare delivery through an improvement project.

Research Principles

Resident Research Training Program Boot Camp

This 9-month longitudinal program provides participants with an infrastructure and core content on research methodologies, with the goal of completing an institutional review board (IRB) ready research protocol by the end of the course. This course will provide didactic and workshop-based activities to walk participants through the fundamental components of a protocol, from development of a research question and conducting a literature review, through crafting an analysis plan, and writing up and presenting results. The course will culminate in a Research Symposium, during which all participants will be required to present a research poster.