Northwest Health's new internal medicine residency program recently earned accreditation.
The program was accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The council sets and monitors standards for educating and preparing physicians. Northwest Health also has a family medicine residency program.
Residency programs provide clinical training for doctors who have graduated from medical school. Doctors gain practical experience in their areas of specialization. Internal medicine residents spend three years in a residency program.
“The addition of this internal medical residency program expands our ability to train even more physicians who share our commitment to clinical excellence and outstanding patient care,” said Dr. James Leonard, CEO of Northwest Health – Porter, in a press release.
The internal medicine program's leadership team includes Drs. Aaysha Kapila, Shaun Mehdi, Kailash Bajaj, Harpreet Singh and Sangeeta Sehgal.
Northwest Health can participate in the National Resident Matching Program. The program matches medical students with the preferences of residency program directors. The first internal medicine residents will join Northwest Health later this year.
Northwest Health is a health care system serving Northwest Indiana. The system includes three hospitals in La Porte, Porter and Starke counties. Northwest Health has emergency departments, urgent care centers and physician offices. The health care system has 700 physicians on staff.