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For more information about our program, please contact Emily Bergstrom, Program Coordinator.

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How to Apply

  • ERAS: 1403200226
  • NRMP: 2248120CO

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Welcome from our Program Director

Congratulations on reaching this point in your journey through medicine! The next few years will shape who you are as a physician and as an individual.

Residency training marks the commencement of your career. You will have the opportunity to master the fundamentals of patient care, medical knowledge acquisition, scholarly activity and possible subspecialty interests.

Mission Statement

The Portsmouth Regional Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders. As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values, and ideals.

Program Overview

The Internal Medicine Residency is a three-year program with 10 residents per year for a total complement of 30. The program received its accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in January 2020.

The Portsmouth Regional Hospital/Tufts University School of Medicine internal medicine program is dedicated to training skilled Internal Medicine Physicians committed to excellence for the benefit of the community we serve.

Our culture of learning nurtures continuous educational growth of residents, evidence-based patient care, and service to our community. Consequently, our outpatient practice is based on a mature internal medicine practice, allowing residents to experience a wide variety of outpatient clinical situations across a spectrum of cultures, genders and socio-economic status

Program highlights

  • 10 residents per class
  • 220-bed hospital
  • High level of acuity usually seen only in tertiary facilities
  • Referral center for cardiology, trauma and critical care services
  • Daily census of hospital patients guarantees our residents broad and varied inpatient clinical exposures

Get to Know the Team

Clare Whipple, MD
Program Director

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Curriculum and Rotation Schedule

Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.

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Conference Schedule

We have a daily noon conference from 12-1pm following the schedule below:

  • Monday: Rotating schedule between Morbidity and Mortality, Journal Club, and Resident/Faculty Check in
  • Tuesday: Lecture by a sub-specialist
  • Wednesday: Lecture by a hospitalist
  • Thursday: Resident-led Case Report with faculty present
  • Friday: Resident-led Board Review with faculty present

During our noon conferences we have incorporated various lecture series to increase the quality of the educational material. These topics include:

  • Social Determinants of Health and Cultural Competency
  • LGBTQ+ lecture series
  • HCA National Collaborative Didactics

In addition to noon conferences, we have enhanced the educational opportunities on the ICU rotation. Residents on this rotation complete trainings/readings through the Society of Critical Care Medicine to improve their experience in the ICU. These modules are then reviewed with faculty and practiced in a skills assessment.

Scholarly Activity

All residents are required to participate in scholarly activity. Residents are part of hospital committees and must participate in at least one quality improvement project. Residents can also collaborate with faculty on a variety of research opportunities.

Salary & Benefits


Year Salary
PGY1 $64,438
PGY2 $66,373
PGY3 $68,370


  • On-Call Stipend: $950/year
  • $15 daily cafeteria credit
  • ACP Membership
  • Cellphone
  • Laptop


The internal medicine residency program accepts 10 new residents each academic year.

Please see program eligibility and application requirements under the “how to apply” section of the website.

The internal medicine residency program is fully accredited by the ACGME as of January, 2020.

Most hospital rotations occur at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. Residents complete their continuity clinic at Portsmouth Internal Medicine Associates.

Yes, family medicine, internal medicine, and psychiatry residents work together during hospital rotations, such as inpatient adult medicine, MICU, and ED.

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