North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) is the North Shore’s largest healthcare provider and includes NSMC Salem Hospital in Salem and NSMC Union Hospital in Lynn. NSMC is a member of Partners HealthCare, founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.  Learn more about NSMC and its clinical services and collaborations
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Our ACGME-accredited Internal Medicine Residency Program provides high quality, personalized training for 18 categorical Internal Medicine residents and four preliminary year interns each year.  The small size of our program allows for an intimate and supportive atmosphere.

Program Overview

Our residents learn the entire spectrum of Internal Medicine, from taking care of patients in the continuity clinic on a longitudinal basis, to acute medicine on the inpatient floors, to providing clinical care in our new state of art Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Since 2011 we have been affiliated with the Partners Neurology Training Program, enabling us to take up to two preliminary interns, who complete their training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Teaching Opportunity and Careers

NSMC residents have the opportunity to teach medical students with an academic appointment through Tufts University School of Medicine. Learn more about teaching opportunities

Our residents go on to a variety of careers, including primary care physician, hospitalist, or other specialty. We regularly make innovations to our training program and our residents participate in the ongoing process of improvement.

Program Goals:

  • Provide a nurturing training environment that fosters the development of highly competent, clinically astute, evidence-based and humane physicians
  • Emphasis on comprehensive, patient-centered care that requires a lifetime commitment to learning
  • Equal emphasis on the inpatient and outpatient components of Internal Medicine
  • Commitment to the North Shore community and to the overall health of the public.
  • Exposure to a culturally and economically diverse patient population
  • Overarching goal to train well-rounded physicians

What Residents Say About Their Experience:

Ranish Khawaja, M.D., Duke, Radiology
"I chose NSMC to learn medicine in a community hospital setting right on the shores of Massachusetts and in the historical city of Salem! It was the right choice as I was exposed to management of a great range of simple to complex cases including a great independent call experience!

Also, I was treated "special" as a radiology consultant in the program (I sure enjoyed that part). My inquisitive colleagues brought cases to my attention when they needed an opinion on imaging studies. Attendings know you by your first name and are friendly! You get to choose two elective months during the year to expose yourself to specialty medicine as well. Amazing group of attendings, engaging and diverse residents, and supporting program director."           

Elizabeth George, M.D., Brigham And Women’s Hospital, Radiology

“It is the people of NSMC that make it a very special place to work and learn. As a prelim resident, I had equal responsibilities as a categorical resident as well as the time to pursue electives that prepared me for my Radiology residency”                 

Omar Al -Louzi, M.D. MGH, Neurology

“My time at NSMC has been filled with joy, excitement, and incredible learning opportunities. I felt very lucky to be surrounded by great teachers, supportive peers, and outstanding staff. While I came into the program hoping to learn the fundamentals of internal medicine to facilitate my journey in neurology, I left the program with much more; including many long-lasting friendships, a solid clinical mentorship, and a growing foundation of knowledge.

Overall, my internship experience is truly to be remembered and has equipped me with the essential toolset to delve into neurology training and practice.”