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Internal Medicine

Residency is a time when lifelong relationships are created. Many residents graduate and remain in the community, developing strong bonds with the associated institutions and the residency program. At Carle, you will learn from a wide variety of prominent physicians and a diverse range of patients. The Internal Medicine Residency Program provides training at Carle Foundation Hospital, OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, and VA Illiana Health Care System and their affiliated clinics. Our residents consistently succeed in passing national boards, gaining acceptance in highly competitive fellowships, and finding attractive hospital and clinical positions.

So, come find out more, discover something outside of ordinary in Urbana-Champaign. Inspired and engaged scholarship, innovation and discovery, and impassioned and insightful patient care happen here.

GENERAL SALARY AND BENEFITS
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Dania Mendoza

Residency Coordinator

Email: IMRP@carle.com

Main Office: (217) 383-4633

Program Description 


Program Goals

The goal of the Internal Medicine Residency Program is to prepare physicians with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to provide patient care in Internal Medicine. Emphasis is on the:

  • Humane application of scientific knowledge
  • Preparation of graduates for continuing lifelong self-directed learning
  • Cost-effective utilization of public resources
  • Responsiveness to needs of individuals and the community
  • Highest standards of academic excellence and professional ethics
The graduate will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to provide independent patient-centered care in multiple delivery settings in the specialty of Internal Medicine. Competence will be demonstrated in the following domains described in detail in the Program Requirements of the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education:

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professionalism and systems-based practice
The program provides flexibility in curriculum focus to allow achievement of each trainee's individual learning needs:

 

  • Ambulatory Primary Care - Focus on care in the ambulatory setting with responsibility to health promotion and to the diagnosis and management of complex, usually chronic disease.
  • Hospitalist Physician - Principal interest is in the quality and safety and complex disease management in the acute-care environment.
  • Traditional Internal Medicine - Interest in maintaining excellence in acute, chronic and extended-care settings and in consultation to other specialties, serving as expert in the continuum of care for complex medical disorders.
  • Pre-Fellowship - Interest in further training in one of the subspecialties of Internal Medicine. Training is usually similar to the Traditional Internal Medicine focus. Additional experience is in the chosen subspecialty or related fields.
  • Academic Internal Medicine - Focus on careers in which significant time is dedicated to roles as clinician educators or clinical investigators.

Curriculum 

The Carle Internal Medicine residency training program is dedicated to achieving excellence in patient care and distinction in scholarship and education. An emphasis is placed on learning by doing. Residents are constantly challenged to solve problems while being supported by Carle physicians and care teams.


PGY - 1 Preliminary

  • Up to 3 blocks: Electives
  • Up to 2 blocks: Intensive Care Unit
  • Up to 8 blocks: Adult Medicine and Medical Subspecialties (including night float)
PGY - 1 Categorical 

  • Up to 3 blocks: Medical Subspecialties - Consult
  • Up to 2 blocks: Intensive Care Unit
  • Up to 7 blocks: Adult Medicine and Inpatient Medical Subspecialties (includes night float and Orientation)
PGY - 2

  • Up to 4 blocks: Medical Subspecialties - Consult
  • Up to 2 blocks: Research, Quality Improvement and Ambulatory Medicine (with experience in addressing Healthcare Disparities)
  • Up to 2 blocks: Intensive Care Unit
  • Up to 5 blocks: Adult Medicine and Medical Subspecialties (includes night float and Orientation)
PGY - 3

  • Up to 5 blocks: Emergency Medicine & Medical Subspecialties - Consult
  • Up to 1 block: Ambulatory Medicine (with experience in addressing Healthcare Disparities) and Directed Learning
  • Up to 2 blocks: Intensive Care Unit
  • Up to 5 blocks: Adult Medicine and Medical Subspecialties (includes night float and Orientation
Longitudinal

  • Continuity Clinic with each resident managing a panel of patients as their Resident PCP.

Carle Conferences and Educational Events


  • Noon Conferences
  • Clinical Pathological Correlation Conference
  • Resident Report
  • Subspecialty Conferences (Inpatient and Ambulatory)
  • Quality Review Conference
  • Career Guidance Retreat
  • Residents As Teachers Retreat
  • Infectious Disease Conferences (CME)
  • Bench to Bedside Research Conference
  • Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds (UI COM) (CME)
  • Journal Club (CME)
  • Annual Oral Vignette Competition
  • Annual Quality Improvement Forum
  • Annual multi-station OSCE
  • Annual EPA Based OSCE (PGY1s)
Other Conferences / Educational Events

  • Bioethics Seminar
  • Palliative Medicine Journal Club
  • Annual Cardiology Update for Primary Care
  • Digestive Diseases Update
  • Regional Diabetes Update
  • Carle Foundation Day
  • UI COM Research Day
Simulation Lab

  • In-training Exam (ACP- IM)
  • Daily Teaching Rounds

Meet Our Team

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James Kumar, MD, MS, FACP, FHM

Administration

Program Director

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Danish Thameem, MD

Administration

Associate Program Director

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Hans von Marensdorff, MD

Administration

Associate Program Director

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Sumuk Sundaram, MD

Administration

Site Director
Adult Medicine

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Dania Mendoza

Administration

Program Coordinator

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Jennie Hsu-Lumetta, MD

Core Faculty

Adult Medicine
Carle Foundation Hospital

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Amir Khan, MD

Faculty and Staff

Subspecialty Coordinator
Infectious Disease
Carle Foundation Hospital

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Batlagundu Lakshminarayanan, MD

Faculty and Staff

Rotation Coordinator
Cardiology
OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center

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Bernard Chinnadillai, MD

Faculty and Staff

Rotation Coordinator
Nephrology
Danville VA

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Brent Kaufmann, MD

Faculty and Staff

Subspecialty Coordinator
Pulmonary
Carle Foundation Hospital

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Claudia Nugent, MD

Faculty and Staff

Rotation Coordinator
Gastroenterology
OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center

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Dave Ramkumar, MD

Faculty and Staff

Rotation Coordinator
Gastroenterology
OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center

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Graham Huesmann, MD

Faculty and Staff

Rotation Coordinator
Neurology
Carle Foundation Hospital

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Holly Dallas, MD

Faculty and Staff

Core Faculty
Adult Medicine
Carle Foundation Hospital

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Ibrahim Shaikh, MD

Faculty and Staff

Subspecialty Coordinator
Cardiology
Carle Foundation Hospital

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Janet Jokela, MD

Faculty and Staff

Core Faculty
Infectious Diseases
UI – COM

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Jean Holley, MD

Faculty and Staff

Core Faculty
Adult Medicine
Carle Foundation Hospital

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Jose Ochoa, MD

Faculty and Staff

Rotation Coordinator
Emergency Medicine
Carle Foundation Hospital

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Kingsley Onyemere, MD

Faculty and Staff

Subspecialty Coordinator
Endocrinology
Carle Foundation Hospital

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Krishan Kataria, MD

Faculty and Staff

Core Faculty, Site Director
Hospitalist
OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center

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Lianghe Gao, MD

Faculty and Staff

Core Faculty
Hospitalist
Carle Foundation Hospital

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Mehmoodur Rasheed, MD

Faculty and Staff

Subspecialty Coordinator
Rheumatology
Carle Foundation Hospital

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Melinda Miller, MD

Faculty and Staff

Subspecialty Coordinator
Critical Care
Carle Foundation Hospital

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Mehwish Khan, MD

Faculty and Staff

Faculty
Rheumatology
Carle Foundation Hospital

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Michael Kuhlenschmidt, MD

Faculty and Staff

Core Faculty
Adult Medicine
Christie Clinic

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Nazneed Hashmi, MD

Faculty and Staff

Faculty
Palliative Care
Carle Foundation Hospital

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Pete Yunyongying, MD

Faculty and Staff

Core Faculty
Adult Medicine
Carle Foundation Hospital

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Priyank Patel, MD

Faculty and Staff

Subspecialty Coordinator
Oncology
Carle Foundation Hospital

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Saad Adoni, MD

Faculty and Staff

Subspecialty Coordinator
Geriatrics
Carle Foundation Hospital

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Sathya Subbiah, MD

Faculty and Staff

Faculty
Endocrinology
OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center

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Smita Murty, MD

Faculty and Staff

Rotation Coordinator
Nephrology
OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center

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Sohail Chaudhry, MD

Faculty and Staff

Subspecialty Coordinator
Oncology/Hematology
Christie Clinic

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Sravan Jasti, MD

Faculty and Staff

Subspecialty Coordinator
Nephrology
Carle Foundation Hospital

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Suma Peter, MD

Faculty and Staff

Faculty
Geriatrics
Carle Foundation Hospital

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Wael Youssef, MD

Faculty and Staff

Rotation Coordinator
Gastroenterology
Carle Foundation Hospital

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Yujie Zhao, MD

Faculty and Staff

Rotation Coordinator
Oncology
Carle Foundation Hospital

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Syed Azharuddin, MD

Resident

PGY-4 Chief Resident

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Yael Ross, MD

Resident

PGY-4 Chief Resident

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Faisal Abdulameer, MD

Resident

PGY-3

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Manushi Aggarwal, MD

Resident

PGY-3

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Divya Devanand, MD

Resident

PGY-3

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Mohammad Alghussein, MD

Resident

PGY-3

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Shujaa Faryad, MD

Resident

PGY-3

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Sana Grover, MD

Resident

PGY-3

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Sabrina Khan, MD

Resident

PGY-3

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Sugandhi Mahajan, MD

Resident

PGY-3

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Rajamurugan Meenakshi Sundaram, MD

Resident

PGY-3

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Rashid Minhas, MD

Resident

PGY-3

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Pallavi Pradeep, MD

Resident

PGY-3

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James Skinner, MD

Resident

PGY-3

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Saddam Yasin, MD

Resident

PGY-3

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Muhammad Aamir, MD

Resident

PGY-2

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Isaac Abu Zaanona, MD

Resident

PGY-2

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Raazia Aftab, MD

Resident

PGY-2

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Muhammad Afzal, MD

Resident

PGY-2

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Fatima Ayub, MD

Resident

PGY-2

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Adil Cheema, MD

Resident

PGY-2

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Saleha Dar, MD

Resident

PGY-2

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Sana Kamdar, MD

Resident

PGY-2

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Muhammad Talha Khan, MD

Resident

PGY-2

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Luna Khanal, MD

Resident

PGY-2

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Sameed Lodhi, MD

Resident

PGY-2

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Kailash Pant, MD

Resident

PGY-2

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Riddhi Upadhyay, MD

Resident

PGY-2

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Surya Aedma, MBBS

Resident

PGY-1

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Saba Akram, MBBS

Resident

PGY-1

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Ali Baltaji, MBBCh

Resident

PGY-1 Prelim

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Adam Held, MD

Resident

PGY-1 Prelim

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Jemin Jose, MBBS

Resident

PGY-1

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Muhammad Hasib Khalil, MBBS

Resident

PGY-1

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Mohamed Mady, MBChB

Resident

PGY-1

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Pranav Mahajan, MBBS

Resident

PGY-1

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Weston Nadherny, MD

Resident

PGY-1 Prelim

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Adarsha Ojha, MBBS

Resident

PGY-1

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Tapasya Raavi, MBBS

Resident

PGY-1

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Kelly Roth, MD

Resident

PGY-1

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Sanjivani Sathe, MBBS

Resident

PGY-1

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Srijan Valasapalli, MBBS

Resident

PGY-1

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Jennifer Wroblewski, MD

Resident

PGY-1

How to Apply 


Thank you for your interest in the Carle Foundation Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program (IMRP). The IMRP participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and only accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

NOTE: Due to a high volume of inquiries, we are unable to review or comment on individual applicant inquires.

Application Submission:

  • Begins when ERAS opens
  • Applicants must apply through ERAS
  • Email, paper or faxed documentation cannot be accepted and is not reviewed
  • Our ACGME Program ID is 1401621456
  • Our NRMP numbers:
  • Categorical program: 1226140C0
  • Preliminary program: 1226140P0
  • Applications are welcomed from U.S. and International medical school graduates (J1 visas only for International citizens).
Application Criteria - A Complete Application Includes:

  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MPSE), Dean's letter from the candidate's medical school, or equivalent
  • At least three letters of recommendation (waived letters)
  • A personal statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Scores/Transcripts for Steps 1 and 2
  • IMRP does not publish minimum score requirements
  • COMLEX scores are accepted in lieu of USMLE for Osteopathic students
Preference For Interviews Is Given To Candidates Who Have:

  • Passed the USMLE exams with no failures
  • USMLE transcripts documenting completion of Step 2 CS and CK must be available by February 1st prior to the NRMP match
  • Graduated from Medical school within the past 4 years
  • U.S. clinical experience required, e.g. clinical observership or externship
  • The ability to meet Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation's requirements for Physician Temporary Licensure. This includes the ability to:
  • Document at least 4 weeks of psychiatry rotation(s) in medical school
  • Obtain continuing medical education credits in a timely fashion if necessary
  • Without exception, international candidates must be Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certified by February 1 prior to the NRMP match
Please note that this information may be subject to change. 


Interviews:

  • Interviews, which are by invitation only, are held mid-October through February
  • Invitations to interview are offered via email or ERAS; interviews are then self-scheduled through ERAS.
  • The interview calendar fills by the end of November. An invitation-only waiting list is maintained, with openings filled on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Interview candidates are invited to attend an optional dinner with the House Staff the evening prior to the interview
  • The interview day begins at 7:30 a.m. and typically includes:
  • A short presentation by the program director
  • Interviews with three faculty members
  • Hospital tours
  • Additional opportunities to interact with house staff
  • Lunch and exposure to an educational event
APPLY TODAY 


Lodging Information


Once an interview time has been confirmed, lodging arrangements can be made at any area hotel; however Carle Foundation Hospital has a partnership with Comfort Suites. Applicants must call 217-328-3500 or use the link provided below to make reservations. During your call please state that you are with Carle Hospital’s resident recruitment, and ask for their free shuttle service. Comfort Suites shuttle service will take you to your interview and pick you up afterwards. Applicants who book at Comfort Suites will receive a preferred rate. 

Discounted rates will only apply to Comfort Suites at 2001 N Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 by using this link

If you have any questions regarding our program or the application process, please contact us at IMRP@carle.com.