Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • Internal Medicine Residency Program

  • Mission

    To produce highly motivated physicians who are equipped with the tools necessary to meet their individual career aspirations, dedicated to mastering the concepts of professionalism, devoted to compassionate patient-centered medical care, and dedicated to continuous learning, in the best traditions of medicine.

    Overall Educational Goals

    • To provide a comprehensive, well-integrated training experience in internal medicine.
    • To promote an atmosphere of scholarly inquiry where residents participate in quality improvement and research projects.
    • To create an educational environment that values wellbeing, camaraderie and professionalism.
    • To foster an enduring commitment to value-awareness and patient-centric care as modeled by our faculty, appreciating the diversity of our patients.
  • PGY-1
    Continuity Clinic
    Night Float
    Pulmonology — at George Washington University

    Continuity Clinic
    Night Float
    Nephrology — at George Washington University

    Continuity Clinic
    Night Float
    Geriatrics — at George Washington University


    Residents have protected time for noon conferences every day from 12 to 1 pm.


    • Week 1: Rheumatology
    • Week 2: Cardiology
    • Week 3: Journal Club
    • Week 4: Resident M&M

    Tuesday (GME Interprofessional Series for PGY1 residents):

    • Week 1: Bioethics & Humanities
    • Week 2: Systems of Care (QI, Patient Safety, Population Health)
    • Week 3: Resident Series, Research
    • Week 4: Wellbeing/Leadership


    • Week 1: Neurology
    • Week 2: Cardiology
    • Week 3: Clinical Reasoning Concilium Rounds
    • Week 4: Gastroenterology


    • Week 1: Board Review/Medical Jeopardy
    • Week 2: Dept. of Medicine Grand Rounds
    • Week 3: Dept. of Medicine M&M
    • Week 4: Pulmonary/Critical Care


    • Week 1: Endocrinology
    • Week 2: Operational Meeting
    • Week 3: Hematology/Oncology
    • Week 4: Clinical Reasoning Docendo Discimus Rounds

    Morning Report, Patient Rounds and Huddles will occur on a daily basis.

    • The George Washington University Hospital
      • Required rotations during each program year

    This is a sample of ongoing scholarly activity in the Department of Medicine.

    Internal Medicine - Faculty Scholarly Activity

    Meisenberg BR, Wright RR and Copertino CJB.  Reduction in Chemotherapy Order Errors by Computerized Physician Order Entry.  J.Oncol Pract. 2014 Jan1;10(1):e5-9. doi: 10.1200/JOP.2013.000903. Epub 2013 Sep 3

    Meisenberg BR. Graze, L and Copertino C.  Supportive Care Clinic for Cancer Patients Embedded Within an Oncology Practice. J Community and Support Oncol 2014 12(6) 205-208.

    Meisenberg Barry.  Balancing  Professionalism and Incentives in Health Care Reform. J of Oncol Pract 201410(6): 363-364   

    Meisenberg  B, Clemons J, Ness J, Faust N and Clance M. Improving Hospital Performance in the Management of Febrile Neutropenia.  Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer 2015 23(2): 371-375.

    Meisenberg  BR.  The Financial Burden of Cancer Patients: Time to Stop Averting Our Eyes. Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer.  23(5): 1201-1203, 2015

    Meisenberg SW and Meisenberg BR.  The Political use of the Cancer Metaphor: Negative Consequences for the Public and Cancer Community. J Cancer Education.  2015 Jun;30(2):398-9. 

    Meisenberg BR. The Implications of “Random Chance” in Cancer Genesis: Why Stochastic can be a Dirty Word. JAMA-Oncology. 2015 (1(5): 575-576. Originally Published online May 7, 2015 doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2015.078

    Meisenberg BR. Varner A, Ellis E, Ebner S  Moxley J. Siegrist E and Weng  D. Patient Attitudes Regarding the Cost of Illness in Cancer Care. The Oncologist. 2015; 20:1199-1204

    Bellemare R, Cheruserry J, Meisenberg B and Maxted W.  The Value of Routine Transthoracic Echocardiography in Defining the Source of Stroke in a Community Hospital. J Clin. Outcomes Management. 2015:22(9):407-411.

    Meisenberg BR, Hahn E, Binner M and Weng DA. Insights into the Potential Preventability of Oncology Readmissions. J Oncol Pract. 2016 Feb;12(2):153-4; e149-56. doi: 10.1200/JOP.2015.006437. Epub 2016 Jan 19.
    PMID: 26787758 

    Millet R and Meisenberg B. The Utility of Thrombophilia Testing in the Acute Care Setting. J Hematology and Thromboembolic Disease 2016 4(1):

    Capstack T, Segujia C, Vopllono L, Moser J, Meisenberg BR and  Mitchalik H. Comparison of Hospitalist Physician and Physician Assistant-based Staffing Models at a Community Hospital: A Retrospective Cohort Study. J Clinical Outcomes Management 2016: 23(2): 455-461

    Waite, K, Rhule J and Meisenberg B. End of Life Care Patterns at a Community Hospital: The Rest of the Story. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2016 Oct 11. pii: 1049909116673300. [Epub ahead of print]

    Meisenberg B, Ness J, Rao S, Rhule J and Ley C.  Implementation of solutions to reduce opioid-induced oversedation and respiratory depression. Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2017;  74 (3) 162-169.

    Waite K, Rhule J and Meisenberg B. Clinical Outcomes after Conversion from Low –Molecular Weight Heparin to Unfractionated Heparin for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis. J Clinical  Outcomes Management 2017; 24(8)  357-363

    Meisenberg BR, Grover J, Campbell C  and Korpon D.  Assessment of Opioid Prescribing Practices Before and After Implementation of a Health System Intervention to Reduce Opioid Overprescribing.  JAMA Network Open. 2018;1(5):e182908. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.2908

    Meisenberg BR, Zaid, S, Franks L, Moller D and Mooradian D.  Discrepant Advanced Directives and Code Status Orders: A Preventable Medical Error

    J Hospital Medicine. Published online July 24, 2019 J Hospital Medicine

    Meisenberg  BR. Rhule J, Tan J, Arvin L and Tameris S. Emergency Department Visits Made by Patients with Cancer;  Analysis of Data from a Single Community Cancer Center. 2019 Cancer Medicine 2(2): 26-35 

    Topiwala R,  Patel K, Twigg J, Rhule J and Meisenberg BR. Performance Characteristics of a Machine-Learning Approach to Early Sepsis Identification.  Accepted  Critical Care Explorations August 2019

    Cattaneo, SM., Meisenberg, BR., Geronimo, MC., Bhandari, B., Maxted, JW., and Brady-Copertino, CJ.  Lung Cancer Screening in the Community Setting.  Ann Thorac Surg 2018; 105; 1627-32.

    Exploring Faculty Development Opportunities and Strategies in Departments of Medicine of U.S. Community-based Teaching Hospitals. 
    Authors: Muganlinskaya N, Detterline S, Fargahi F. 

    E.Coli Endocarditis of the Tricuspid Valve
    Authors: KAnwal A, Alugubelli N, Kaplan J, Muganlinskaya N.

    Clark CL, Welker JA, et al. D-Dimer in Hospitalized Acute Medically Ill Adults and Venous Thromboembolism:
    Analysis of the DAMIACT Study by Age. Annals Emergency Medicine. 2017:70(4S):S21-S22.

    Schwartz GG, et al; Alirocumab and Cardiovascular Outcomes after Acute Coronary Syndrome. N Engl J Med. 2018 Nov 29;379(22):2097-2107.

    Hernandez AF, et al; Harmony Outcomes committees and investigators. Albiglutide and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (Harmony Outcomes): a double-blind, randomised placebo-controlled trial. Lancet. 2018 Oct 27;392(10157):1519-1529.

    Spyropoulos AC, et al; MARINER Investigators. Rivaroxaban for Thromboprophylaxis after Hospitalization for Medical Illness. N Engl J Med. 2018 Sep 20;379(12):1118-1127.

    AAMC Quality Improvement Showcase

    Moller, D.  The Role of the Ethics Consult Service (ECS) in the Oncology Patient Population.  March 2019.

    Clance, M., Murray, J., Poretz, S., and Kozireski, J.  The Impact of Molecular Microbiology on Droplet Precautions among Hospitalized Adults.  March 2018.

    Summer Research Internship

    Meisenberg, BR.  Evaluation of Interventions Implemented to Reduce Discordance between Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Therapy (MOLST) and “Code” Orders.  July 2019.

    Rhule, J., Clemons, J., Lawrence, C., Moxley, J., Meisenberg, BR., and Moller, D.  The Role of the Bioethics Consult Service (BCS) among Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Patients.  July 2019.

    Franks, L and Zhu M.  Delayed Hospital Discharges on Acute Care Medical Services.  July 2019.

    Mazer, Adrien.  Effect of Ketamine Infusions on Opiate and Sedative Use in the Intensive Care Unit.  July 2019.

    Janowitz, E., and Maxted, W.  New Protocol for Management of Atrial Fibrillation.  June 2018.

    Lashgari, R., MacDonald, E. and Rhule, J.  Analyzing the Red Blood Cell (RBC) Transfusion (TF) Practices at AAMC. June 2018.

    Lawrence C, Moller, D., Meisenberg, BR.  The Role of the Bioethics Consult Service (BCS) among Cancer Patients.  June 2018.

    Clinical Trials


    Prospective Residents

    All applicants must apply through the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The NRMP program code is 1942140C0.

  • Internal Medicine Residency Virtual Tour