Bayhealth Internal Medicine Residency Team

Internal Medicine Residency Program Earns ACGME Accreditation

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | Awards and Recognitions
Bayhealth’s Internal Medicine Residency Program recently earned accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The Internal Medicine Residency Program is led by Program Director Joseph Deutsch, MD. He joined Bayhealth in March 2020 to launch the program and help complete the accreditation process.

“I am honored to join Bayhealth as the Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program,” said Dr. Deutsch. “I look forward to recruiting and developing the next generation of physicians here at Bayhealth. With the assistance of the talented physicians in this community, I’m committed to providing training of the highest caliber so our residents can provide exceptional, valuable and meaningful care for this community.”

Bayhealth first announced plans to develop medical education programs in 2018, and by 2019 began hosting 11 third-year medical students for clinical rotations. In February 2020, the Bayhealth Family Medicine Residency Program was accredited by ACGME. The Family Medicine and Internal Medicine residency programs will train licensed physicians who have recently graduated from medical school. The Family Medicine and Internal Medicine residencies will both start in July 2021.

With an identified need for more physicians in Central and Southern Delaware, Bayhealth is committed to training expert physicians to care for the community at every stage of life. Both the Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency Programs will focus on innovation to prepare physicians to meet the needs and challenges of the future. Bayhealth’s residents will develop skills in physician leadership to become the best possible advocates for their patients.

The Internal Medicine Residency Program will recruit 13 new resident physicians each year to the area. Dr. Deutsch has already begun recruiting fourth-year medical students to join the residency program in July 2021. Residency training lasts for three years under the guidance of supervising physicians. Once the Internal Medicine Residency Program is operating at full capacity there will be 39 residents in the program. In addition to providing hospital care at both Kent and Sussex campuses, the Internal Medicine Residency Program will provide more than 20,000 primary care visits to the community each year.

Visit BayhealthGME.org to learn more about our upcoming residency programs at Bayhealth.