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Internal Medicine - Pediatric Residency Program

We would like to welcome you to the Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatric Residency Program at MMC. The combined residency received approval from the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics in November of 1999, received initial ACGME accreditation in 2007, and re-accreditation in September 2012 for a ten-year cycle. We offer a four-year program combining two outstanding departments. The program provides optimal, comprehensive training to prepare internist-pediatricians for a broad array of career options including primary care, subspecialty fellowships, research, hospitalist medicine, and academic medicine.

The MMC setting fosters professional training in an atmosphere in which we treat patients, families, and fellow health care workers with respect. We serve a large and diverse patient population, including a large immigrant community due to Portland's refugee resettlement resources. We take pride in the high caliber of teaching that effectively balances resident supervision and independent decision-making in all clinical venues. The size and structure of our program provides ideal resident involvement as well as flexibility in achieving individual resident training goals.

If you are up to the challenge, we at MMC will deliver the training opportunity of a lifetime. Consider joining us in a great coastal city rich in beauty and abundant in cultural and recreational opportunities.

The mission of the Internal Medicine-Pediatric Residency Program is to provide scientific and humanistic training of the highest quality in preparing physicians for the practice of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, whether in primary care, subspecialty, or hospitalist and academic medicine. It is the intent of both the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Internal Medicine to enrich the medical community with dually trained physicians through this unique training program.

Program Statistics:

  • 3 Med-Peds residents per class
  • 4th year Med-Peds Chief Resident
  • % of graduates pursuing fellowship: ~45%
  • % of graduates pursuing combined primary care: ~40%
  • % of graduates pursuing hospitalist work: ~15%

Maine Medical Center:

  • 637-bed hospital
  • Not-for-profit institution, provides nearly 23% of all charity care in Maine
  • Diverse patient population - more than 50 languages are spoken in Portland

Medical School Affiliation:

Tufts University School of Medicine-Maine Medical Center Program (TUSM-MMC)



  • Rotate every 4 blocks between Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Weekly 1/2 day combined Med-Peds continuity clinic precepted by Med-Peds trained attendings
  • Weekly Med-Peds conference/board review in addition to weekly 1/2 day teaching conferences in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
  • 2 rural rotations during residency
  • Personal Learning Blocks (PLB's) - 10 weeks of self-directed elective time spread out over 4 years of residency
  • Opportunities for international rotations

Resident Benefits:

  • Competitive resident salaries
  • Disability, Malpractice, Life, Health, and Dental insurance
  • Vacations: 4 weeks each year, several additional holidays
  • Educational funds - PGY1: $400, PGY2: $800, PGY3&4: $1,000 each year