The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Prince George’s Hospital Center provides an exciting and dynamic training opportunity with easy access to all the policy and cultural benefits of the National Capital Region, Washington, DC. We are proud to be a safety net health care provider that offers a range of medical and surgical tertiary services that allows our citizens to remain in the area for care. We are the second highest volume center in the world-renowned Maryland Shock Trauma System. Our comprehensive emergency services are supported by all the major medical and surgical specialties. Complex obstetrics and neonatal intensive care services allow exposure to this challenging patient population as well.
The population that we serve includes both the wealthiest and the poorest of the metropolitan areas residents. We are known for having the fewest barriers to patient access of any hospital in our region. Because this is a major access point for international visitors, we frequently have patients with conditions that are not usually found in the northeastern US. And we are a training site for medical and technical programs from colleges and academic medical centers from the District of Columbia to Baltimore.
We have recently been able to upgrade much of our diagnostic technology because of support from our local and state governments and the Prince George’s Hospital Center Foundation. We have acquired state of the art laboratory systems, new heart monitors and EKG over-read systems and, most recently, a complete radiology picture archival communication system (PACS) to complement our totally digital medical imaging department.
But most of all we are known for our commitment to caring. As a former county hospital, we have retained all the welcoming compassion of that tradition. We have been able to correct a history of financial distress and are working with our state and county governments to implement a plan for long-term financial success.
This is an exciting time to be a part of the Prince George’s Hospital Center care community and our partners in the Dimensions Healthcare System. I invite you to explore the wonderful training experience we offer in our very successful Internal Medicine Residency Program.
John A. O’Brien