Inspira Health has expanded the size and scope of its residency program — adding new programs in internal medicine, emergency medicine, family medicine and a transitional (1-year multispecialty) internship at its Mullica Hill and Elmer locations.
One decade after launching its first residency programs in Vineland, Inspira now trains 201 physicians in 13 nationally accredited programs across its three hospitals. That number will grow to more than 250 as the new three-year programs reach capacity in 2023.
Inspira Health CEO Amy Mansue said the time was right for an expansion.
“We are in a pivotal moment for health care, and I could not think of a better time for the addition of these new programs,” she said. “Just 10 years ago, Inspira hosted its first class of residents in Vineland, and now we are training 200-plus residents and fellows across our medical centers.
“As a network focused on the patient experience and clinical excellence, it’s a privilege and a great responsibility to train the next generation of physicians right here in South Jersey. The contributions of each resident and fellow are invaluable to our patients, community and staff. We welcome them, and we thank our residency program faculty for the mentoring and training they provide.”
The three-year training programs bring 12 internal medicine residents, six family medicine residents and six emergency medicine residents to Inspira Medical Centers Elmer and Mullica Hill each year. The transitional internship brings 12 residents annually. In total, these programs had more than 2,000 applicants for their initial 36 positions.
Michael Geria, vice president of academic affairs and director of the residency program at Inspira, said the programs will have impact.
“The care that patients receive at Inspira Mullica Hill is already state-of-the-art,” he said. “Having residents in-house and around the clock, armed with the latest education that medical schools around the country can offer, will only enhance that care.”
Inspira’s residency and fellowship programs offer one-of-a-kind educational opportunities for young physicians who receive real-world training by working side-by-side with highly skilled and experienced members of the Inspira’s medical staffs. Residents receive dynamic hands-on and classroom training from more than 100 physicians who make up the residency faculties.
The residency programs at Inspira’s hospitals now include:
- Family medicine (Elmer/Mullica Hill and Vineland)
- Internal medicine (Elmer/Mullica Hill and Vineland)
- Emergency medicine (Elmer/Mullica Hill and Vineland)
- Transitional 1-year multispecialty internship (Elmer/Mullica Hill and Vineland)
- General surgery (Vineland)
- Orthopedic surgery (Vineland)
- Obstetrics and gynecology (Vineland)
- Foot and ankle surgery/podiatry (Vineland)
- Critical care fellowship (Vineland)
The history of residency programs at Inspira dates back to the 1980s, when the former Underwood Memorial Hospital launched a family medicine program that continued through 2020.