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Blake Medical Center

Internal Medicine Residency

Nemer Dabage

Nemer Dabage, MD
Program Director of Internal Medicine Residency

Kim Sorrells

Kim Sorrells, C-TAGME, CPMSM, CPCS
Administrative Director of Graduate Medical Education

Chandra Smith

Chandra Smith, MHED, MBA
Internal Medicine Residency Coordinator

Welcome to Blake Medical Center's Internal Medicine Residency Program! Our program is ACGME accredited for 45 categorical positions; 15 in each year of the three year residency. Our first Graduate Medical Education Program came to life July 1, 2016 as we proudly welcomed 15 residents into our Inaugural Internal Medicine Residency Class. We have developed an academic program that will bring an educational experience that is both challenging and exciting, as well as prepare graduates for the practice of medicine after residency. We have a top-notch faculty for this program that are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. These faculty members are eager to teach and to "light another candle" as they participate in the development of the next generation of the physician workforce.


We are seeking the most qualified residency candidates, regardless of origin of medical training. Osteopathic Graduates and Foreign Medical Graduates are encouraged to apply, although we are unable to sponsor H-1 visas.

The most competitive candidates will have demonstrated outstanding performance during their medical school training, based upon transcripts and letters of recommendation. In determining candidates for interviews, preference is given to those who meet the following criteria:

  • Graduation from medical school within the last two years
  • Score of 210 or higher on USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2
  • Score of 450 or higher on COMLEX Step 1 and Step 2

We are currently developing the application process, and have applied to have our program listed in ERAS. Applications are accepted via ERAS.

Program Structure

We offer a 3-year categorical Internal Medicine Residency Training Program with 15 residents per year, for a total complement of 45. We will implement a 4+1 scheduling system for residents. This type of schedule alternates traditional 4-week rotations with week-long ambulatory blocks. Annually, this will provide 10 blocks of traditional rotations without continuity clinic sessions and 10 weeks of ambulatory experience without inpatient responsibilities. During the continuity clinic (+1) week, residents will also have protected time for quality and research projects.