Chief Resident's Message

Nureddin Almaddah, MD
Chief Medical Resident

Dear Applicants,

Welcome to the North Shore Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency program. I hope our website gives you a sense of what makes North Shore Medical Center a truly exceptional place to train.

The Internal Medicine Residency program at North Shore Medical Center is committed to outstanding resident training while fostering a supportive and collaborative environment. Our graduates go on to develop successful careers in primary care, hospital medicine, and various sub-specialties around the country. Most uniquely however, our residents enjoy staying in or returning to the North Shore Medical Center system.

Clinical Experience

As a resident in the department of internal medicine, you will have the opportunity to care for a diverse patient population while working on a multidisciplinary team consisting of an attending physician, a senior resident, two interns, nurses, and case management. This type of team oriented environment allows for a well-rounded learning experience and seamless patient care.

Over the three years of training, residents rotate through multiple inpatient services including general medicine, critical care, cardiology, neurology (at Massachusetts General Hospital) in addition to emergency medicine, and sub-specialty elective months. This combination of rotations comprises a well-rounded and hands-on clinical experience to help you develop a strong foundation in internal medicine. To balance inpatient and outpatient experiences, categorical residents will also rotate through a dedicated ambulatory month of outpatient clinic every year in addition to their year-round continuity clinic. Continuity clinic residents care for their own patients under the guidance of faculty at one of the North Shore Physicians Group outpatient sites. Preliminary-year residents work alongside their categorical counterparts but do not have clinic as part of their year of training at NSMC.

Didactic Learning

The internal medicine program at NSMC has well-established and integrated didactics that occur throughout the three years of training. Didactic learning is offered in various forms, which include daily morning report and noon conference, weekly conferences taught by the MGH clinician educator service, weekly grand rounds, and monthly journal clubs and morbidity and mortality case discussions. Unique to our program, we also have a dedicated quality improvement curriculum sponsored by the Albright Read Institute to enhance skills in improving hospital medicine and healthcare design.

Scholarly Work

The participation of residents in scholarly work is a requirement for graduation from the internal medicine residency program. There is a breadth of mentors in the North Shore Medical Center and the Partners Healthcare systems with whom residents have successfully engaged in scholarly work.

Our residents often present at national conferences in internal medicine and subspecialty medicine. Institutions where our residents have been involved in scholarly work include the North Shore Medical Center and Albright Read Institute for Quality Improvement, the Framingham Heart Study, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Resident Life

While residents at North Shore Medical Center pride themselves on working well together in the hospital, they also find the time to enjoy each other’s company outside of their clinical responsibilities.

Downtown Salem has a rich cultural history with terrific restaurants, sights to see, and museums. Additionally, the North Shore has numerous outdoor trails, parks, marinas, and nearby ski resorts. It is in close proximity to Boston (roughly 20 miles), which affords residents the opportunity to enjoy some of the best food, culture, sporting events, and nightlife in New England.

Thank you again for considering North Shore Medical Center in your search for an internal medicine training program. I couldn’t be happier to have spent three years here as a resident, and am honored to be here for my chief year. I look forward to meeting you at one of our interview sessions. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Best wishes,

Nureddin Almaddah, MD
Chief Medical Resident