Internal Medicine

Our Program

Welcome to Crestwood Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program. Our program is an ACGME-accredited (ACGME ID: 1400100001) residency program based in Huntsville, Alabama.

Our residency program is accepting applications for our second class to start on July 1, 2024. Each class is comprised of 12 residents, for a total of 36 residents at full complement.

Our mission is to train outstanding, well-rounded internists who will improve the health of our patients and our community. We are searching for residents to join our staff and faculty in the creation of an atmosphere that promotes wellness for our physicians, patient care team members and our patients. Our program integrates the diverse backgrounds and life experiences of our staff and faculty to meet the needs of our patients and colleagues. We strive to serve our patients with professionalism and humility. We aspire to lead care delivery with service in mind, always accountable to others while being respectful of our teammates, patients and community.

Our program aims to prepare our residents to be ready for real world practice in the community of their choice. We aspire to provide a well-rounded education that enables each resident to pursue any career path they choose. Our program will prepare our residents to:

  • Practice comprehensive internal medicine, with an emphasis on developing excellent clinical skills and providing patient-centered, culturally-aware, high-value care
  • Competitively pursue subspecialty training or to expertly practice primary care medicine or hospital medicine
  • Understand the foundation of conducting clinical/patient safety/quality improvement research
  • Participate and lead quality initiatives that promote optimal systems-based care
  • Engage in life-long learning and teaching
  • Demonstrate compassion for patients in everyday care, respect toward other members of the healthcare team and empathy for the community, focused on the underserved
  • Collaborate with and competently lead an interdisciplinary team
  • Apply public health principles and utilize community resources to manage the health of populations as well as a personal panel of patients
  • Practice self-care with attention to one’s own physical and mental wellness

Our residency program offers residents the opportunity to join energetic hospital and program leadership jointly committed to resident education and well-being. We are excited to offer the opportunity for our future residents to join us in leaving an indelible mark on the program for future classes and future physicians at Crestwood Medical Center.


The didactic lecture series is structured as a protected and dedicated academic time during the week. All residents will be required to attend except for those covering the ICU or nights. Residents on pre-approved external elective rotations are also excused.

Sessions will be recorded and the material available online so those absent can review from anywhere, at any time. Attendance is taken by scanning a QR code upon arrival and completing a survey at time of dismissal.

Daily activities include:

  • Morning Bedside Rounds
  • Supervised Handoff Meetings at Shift Change

Activities within the academic time include:

  • Balint Group Discussions
  • Morning Report
  • Lunchtime Didactic Series
  • Board Prep/MKSAP Review
  • Chart Review
  • Core Internal Medicine Lectures
  • Grand Rounds
  • Health Care Delivery Settings & Systems Lectures
  • Journal Club
  • Morbidity & Mortality Conference
  • Physician Well-Being Lectures, Workshops & Activities
  • Practice Management Conferences
  • Professionalism & Communication Workshops
  • Quality & Process Improvement Lectures & Workshops
  • Residents as Teachers Curriculum
  • Simulation Activities & Mock Codes

Activities that are asynchronous include:

  • ACLS/BLS Training
  • CHS-required online modules on Patient Safety, HIPAA, Quality & Process Improvement via HealthStream/Advanced Learning Center (ALC)
  • IHI Quality & Process Improvement Curriculum


Our program’s core purpose is to design and support an internal medicine residency program that develops board-certified physicians of the future who expertly and empathetically serve the communities in which they choose to practice. Our curriculum is designed to prepare physicians for success in whatever career path they choose.

Each academic year is divided into 10 five-week clinical education blocks. Four weeks of each block are dedicated to the assigned rotation, while one week is dedicated to ambulatory clinical experiences which includes a dedicated, assigned panel of patients within the program’s continuity clinic. This model allows residents to be fully present and immersed in the content of each rotation, instead of dividing attention between competing priorities.

More broadly, Crestwood Medical Center Internal Medicine residents receive a well-rounded approach to their three years of training with an inpatient-intense first year and inpatient/outpatient balanced second and third years of training. Our program curriculum includes a variety of subspecialty and elective opportunities so that residents actively participate in the design of a training experience that prepares them for their chosen career path and Board exam.

Elective options include:
Any of the internal medicine subspecialties (Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Hematology, Hospice/Palliative Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Medical Oncology, Nephrology, Rheumatology, Sleep Medicine, Sports Medicine), Behavioral Medicine, Dermatology, Neurology, Sports Medicine, Radiology and Research. The program will also consider requests for resident-designed electives.

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