About The Program

Adena Health System’s Internal Medicine Residency Program strives to produce high-quality internists who are well-prepared to enter the medical community.  Founded in 2013, our three-year comprehensive program has achieved ACGME “Continued Accreditation” status and is supported by committed faculty members, a robust didactic curriculum, and modern training facilities on a beautiful campus.   

Adena Regional Medical Center, the program’s primary clinical site, is a 261-bed facility with a 12-bed intensive care unit located on Adena Health System’s main campus in Chillicothe, a rural community in Southern Ohio.  The health system provides an array of services and specialties to the more than 400,000 people with diverse backgrounds and cultures who call this region home, resulting in a broad experience in medical disease for the resident.  

Our program utilizes a multi-faceted, integrated approach to the post-graduate training of the internist.  Residents receive direct, hands-on experience with a high volume of diverse pathologies as well as ample exposure to core competency content areas.  A hospital-based faculty, in association with attending physicians, maintains a scientifically-based, clinically-oriented, and humanistic medical service.  Teaching services within the program ensure the resident receives a proper, educationally-sound caseload with graduated levels of responsibility.  Daily teaching rounds are supplemented by a didactic curriculum comprised of key, board-relevant topics and specialty conferences.  Throughout the training period, continuity clinic (one half-day each week) provides a longitudinal experience for continuous management of chronic disease in the ambulatory setting.

Adena’s Mission – Called to serve our communities
Adena’s Vision – To be our regions' most trusted partner in healthcare
Adena’s Guiding Principle – "Let all that you do be done in love" - 1 Cor. 16:14
Adena’s Values – Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Trust

For questions, please contact Holly Haynes, Internal Medicine Residency Program Manager at hhaynes@adena.org & 740-779-7414.



$61,711.14/year    PGY-1
$63,871.03/year    PGY-2
$66,019.28/year    PGY-3
$68,420.23/year    PGY-4


20 days (including holidays)

CME days

5 (annually - no accumulation)


$1,000 annual stipend ($500/July & $500/Jan.)

(Hot lunch provided Tues, noon conference)

Prof. Dev. Fund

$1,500 annual credit

(conference attendance, lodging, meals, educational materials, e-books, educational apps,stethoscope, travel to core rotations, trauma shears, NO electronic equipment)



Reimbursement (one time only provision)


One (1) white coats provided (Year 1)


Health, dental, and vision insurance

Paid Medical Malpractice 

(Acts incurred while employed by/at the direction of Adena)

Paid Memberships

Specialty specific

iPhone, laptop, dragon microphone

Iphone, Laptop, dragon microphone(during residency)

Business Cards


And, most importantly, you will receive an outstanding educational experience in a friendly, southern Ohio community!


Curriculum & Didactics


Didactics consist of Morning Report, Noon Lecture, and Tuesday Conference.  The time for these required educational experiences is protected for each resident, which means the resident’s clinical responsibilities are handed over to his/her attending to allow for optimal learning without interruption.  The group also uses this time to teach core and visiting medical students. 

Morning Report

Morning Report occurs Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 7-8a.  Sessions consist of interactive patient case presentations given by residents on the admitting service.  As a group, residents and faculty members will discuss pertinent aspects of a given case, review relevant labs and imaging, and evaluate appropriate methods for working up diseases based on differential diagnoses. Typically, a few sessions per block are dedicated to resident-identified training needs, such as EKG review, simulation, etc.

Noon Lecture

Noon lecture occurs Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 12-1p.  The ABIM Certification Examination Blueprint serves as the foundation for the Noon Lecture structure.  Each block is dedicated to a specific specialty/body system with a focus on topics outlined in the Blueprint’s Medical Content Categories.

Noon lecture presentations are given by physicians from Adena Medical Group, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (courtesy of the Outreach & Engagement Program), and residents.  In addition to presentations, weekly ACP Board Basics and MKSAP sessions are incorporated into each block’s schedule.

Tuesday Conference

Every Tuesday, residents from all of Adena Health System’s GME programs convene for a didactics session on a topic relevant to all specialties.  Recurring Tuesday Conference series sessions include M&M Conference, Business of Medicine, Critical Care Bounceback, Resident Wellbeing, and Resident Forum.


For details, please review the three-year  curriculum block schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Adena Health System’s Internal Medicine Residency Program ACGME-accredited?

Yes, our program received Continued Accreditation effective September 27, 2019.

Is the program participating in “Osteopathic Recognition?”

At this time, we do not plan on pursuing Osteopathic Recognition.

Does the program consider DO and MD residents?

Yes.  Candidates should apply through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). 

Does the program consider International Medical Graduates (IMGs)?

Yes.  Candidates should have graduated from medical school within two years prior to the start of residency and must be ECFMG-certified.

Is the program competitive?

Yes.  Typically, we receive 1,200-1,400 applications for 5 positions.

Do you sponsor visas?

Currently, we do not sponsor any type of visa.

Do you have a minimum COMLEX/USMLE score requirement?

Although we have no minimum score requirement for applications, we carefully review performance on both Step 1 and 2 scores.  The majority of candidates invited to interview score above the national average.

Should I apply to your program if I failed COMLEX/USMLE on a prior attempt?

In most situations, we require passage of the USMLE on the first try.  Although all applications are reviewed, the number of attempts for passage is strongly considered.

Does the program offer Observerships?


What does a typical day look like for the residents?

This depends on the rotation.  Typically, residents will arrive just before 7a to attend Morning Report. Throughout the day, residents work in the hospital or in a clinic depending on their individual rotation schedules.  Residents are excused from rotation from 12-1p so that they can participate in Noon Lecture.

How late do residents stay?

This depends on the rotation.  On hospital rotations, “short stay” residents stay until approximately 5pm each day, while “late stay” residents stay until 7pm to sign out to the night team.  Generally, there is one “late stay” resident per day; residents typically have 1-2 “late stay” shifts per week.  ICU shifts are 7a-7p.  On most other rotations, residents can anticipate staying until approximately 5p.

How many days do residents work per week?

On outpatient rotations, residents work Monday through Friday.  On the inpatient service, residents should expect to work two out of four weekends within a block.

Do residents take call?

Generally, residents do not take call for hospital services; however they do take 1-2 days of clinic call per block.  While on clinic call, the resident will answer questions from IM clinic patients as needed.  We try to schedule clinic call during times when the resident is working to avoid undue stress.  Most residents report zero to low call volume while on call.

Do residents complete 24-hour shifts?

No.  The only exception is 24-hour clinic call, which does not require the resident to be on site – residents are not expected to come into the hospital to answer calls.

Where do residents live?  Is there a proximity requirement?

Because we do not typically require residents to take call, they may choose to live as close or as far from the hospital as they want.  Most residents choose to live in Chillicothe; however, several live in the Columbus area.  If you need assistance finding housing, please contact the Program Coordinator.

Does your program allow moonlighting?

Second and third-year residents are permitted to moonlight on a case-by-case basis.  For more information, contact the Program Director.


Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY 1)

Chase Alfman, DO

Hometown: Nashport, OH
Medical Education: Lincoln Memorial University - DeBuskCollege of Osteopathic Medicine

Samia Awan, MD

Hometown: Grove City, OH
Medical Education: CMH Lahore Medical College

Zachary Baumgard, DO

Hometown: Bay Village, OH
Medical Education: University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

Braden Crouse, DO

Hometown: Cleves, OH
Medical Education: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Shakil Hossain, DO

Hometown: Miami, FL
Medical Education: Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Jarmin Mikhael, MD

Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI
Medical Education: University of Duhok College of Medicine

Iqra Riaz, MD

Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan
Medical Education: King Edward Medical University

Post-Graduate Year 2 (PGY 2)

Katlin Campbell, DO

Hometown: Pigeon Forge, TN
Medical Education: Lincoln Memorial University –DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Ifrah Majeed, DO

Hometown: Saginaw, MI
Medical Education: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Cody McCoy, DO

Hometown: Prestonsburg, KY
Medical Education: University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

Evan Price, DO

Hometown: Dover, NJ
Medical Education: University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hibba Zubeer, MD

Hometown: Duhok, Iraq
Medical Education: University of Duhok College of Medicine

Post-Graduate Year 3 (PGY 3) 

Ana Hamazaspyan, DO

Hometown: Yerevan, Armenia
Medical Education: University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kyle Hazlett, DO

Hometown: Galloway, OH
Medical Education: University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

Anita Iyer, DO

Hometown: Ashland, KY
Medical Education: University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

Ayush Kedia, DO

Hometown: Solon, OH
Medical Education: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Cara Swanson, DO

Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
Medical Education: Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

To see where past graduates are now  click here.

Internal Medicine Residency