Internal Medicine Chair

  • At Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC), we constantly strive to strengthen the overall educational experience we provide, and all of the residents who participate in our program are certain to benefit.

    Memorial University Medical Center has an on-site Rehabilitation Institute that provides inpatient and outpatient physical rehabilitation. The Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at MUMC provides the most advanced cancer care in the region. Our Heart & Vascular Institute includes 54 ICU beds and six digital angiographic suites for cardiology, vascular, and neurovascular efforts. The William and Iffath Hoskins Center for Biomedical Research is a multimillion-dollar facility that houses leading-edge research and education services for our residents.

    In 2008, Mercer University School of Medicine opened its Savannah campus, located at MUMC. This has been an overwhelming success. Our internal medicine faculty members are actively involved in the problem-based-learning educational format and this has already contributed to the energy, innovative nature, and quality of our resident educational initiatives.

    Active team-based learning, or "resident school," has been a great success. We were able to achieve this by working with other educators around the country and being open to change in our efforts to provide residents with the best education possible.

    Direct, daily faculty supervision enhances the training experience.

    Strengths of our program include:

    • A friendly, motivating, educational environment.
    • Strong core clinical faculty dedicated to the resident experience.
    • Excellent subspecialty rotations.
    • Comprehensive educational curriculum including our new team-based learning initiative.
    • Outstanding outpatient experience in a patient-friendly facility.
    • High board-pass rate history.
    • Direct access to the faculty at Mercer University School of Medicine.
    • Located in beautiful, historic, and culturally diverse coastal city.
    • Research opportunities in which residents can present locally and nationally.
    • A good track record for fellowship placement.
    • Hospitalist program tightly aligned with our department.

    Training at MUMC gives you the knowledge base and clinical skills needed to provide excellent patient care and begin a strong career in internal medicine. Residents who graduate from our program are strong candidates for positions in outpatient practice, hospitalist positions, and traditional primary care. Many also decide to further their education through subspecialty training.

    Much of the information necessary to understand our program is available on this site. If you have further questions regarding internal medicine training at MUMC, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Sincerely,

    Steven L. Carpenter, M.D.
    Academic Chair
    Department of Internal Medicine
    Memorial University Medical Center
    Mercer University School of Medicine
    912-350-8350