Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How many resident positions are there?

We have 5 available Internal Medicine positions for the upcoming academic year.

Is the program unopposed?

No. Suburban has residencies in Family Medicine, and Transitional Internship.

Does your program offer positions outside of the Match?

No. Positions are only offered through the AOA and ACGME Match Program.

Should one of the three required letters of recommendation be submitted by the Chairman of Medicine?

Chairman’s letter is not required, but is acceptable. We prefer that your recommendations be submitted by physicians who are well acquainted with you and your medical education experiences, and who can provide knowledgeable references for you.

Must I wait until all documents are available before submitting my application to your program through ERAS?

Applications often arrive from ERAS incomplete, but the Committee waits until applications are complete before reviewing them. DO NOT EXPECT an immediate response after submitting your application. It may not be reviewed until a later date. You will be contacted if the committee wishes to schedule an interview.

What does interview day look like?

Interview days consists of: breakfast/ resident meeting, presentation regarding program specifics ( salary, benefits, etc.), then formal interview with the program director and/or associated residents or faculty.

What are the intern/resident call responsibilities?

Intern year ranges from q4-q5 short call and long call handling admissions, GMF/Telemetry floor calls. Short call is from 5pm-8pm and long call is 5pm - 10pm. Second and third year residents take call via a night block system. Senior residents take weekend 24 hour call.

How much vacation will I have?

During the Intern year there is 2 weeks of vacation which must be taken during certain designated rotations. Second and third year residents are granted 3 weeks of vacation during certain designated rotations

Are residents permitted to complete an outside elective?

Yes! Residents are permitted to complete an outside elective with approvals from the Program Director and the Director of Medical Education.

Are there opportunities for teaching?

Yes! Suburban Community Hospital is a core rotation site for the medical students of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), as well as other osteopathic medical schools. You will have the opportunity to work with and teach these students as they complete their rotation with us.

Where have recent graduates gone onto practice?

We are very proud of our graduates accomplishments. We have had several graduates accept fellowship positions in infectious disease, nephrology, geriatrics, palliative care and critical care. We have had several graduates take hospitalist positions in the area.

Is moonlighting allowed?

Yes. Moonlighting is allowed in your 2nd year with prior approval from the Program Director and Director of Medicine Education.

Whom can I contact for more information?

Teena Saji

GME Coordinator

Suburban Community Hospital

2705 DeKalb Pike, Suite 302

Norristown, PA 19401

610-278-2003

tsaji@primehealthcare.com