Internal Medicine Residency

Swedish Covenant Health's internal medicine residency program has been granted initial accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Residency training is an exciting and challenging phase of the education of physicians, when clinical and professional skills are developed and tested. Making a decision on where to conduct your graduate medical education is also challenging. At Swedish Covenant Health we make every effort to inform candidates about our program and are available to answer your questions. You will find that we are a collaborative organization that values the contributions of physicians at all levels.


Michael Feinzimer, M.D., Program Director of Internal Medicine Residency  
Dale Swims, D.O., Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine Residency
Faculty are drawn from not only internal medicine, but also all associated sub-specialties and neurology. All faculty preceptors are board certified.


Swedish Covenant Health enjoys a major teaching affiliation with Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and St. George’s University of London. Residents and students interact with and receive instruction from experienced faculty and clinical instructors with a variety of clinical expertise and practice specialties. Residents hold an integral teaching role for the medical students. Additionally, visiting faculty and nationally recognized experts from all areas of medicine regularly present at Grand Rounds, Tumor Board, and other specialty conferences. 

The curriculum is based on the basic standards set by ACGME, ACOI and AOA.

The Internal Medicine Residents participate and attend a wide variety of monthly conferences. These include Ambulatory Care Conference, Clinical Pathology Conference, Journal Club and Morbidity and Mortality Conference. Beyond monthly conferences and morning reports, residents participate in various training activities as well as daily didactics in general medicine such as teaching rounds, management rounds, ambulatory care and their primary care experience. 

Erie Foster Avenue Health Center 

Internal Medicine Residents spend one half day a week in the center. In year one, residents inherit a panel of patients from a graduating senior. New patients are also gained through Emergency Room follow-ups, as well as those admitted to the Inpatient Teaching Services. As the resident continues throughout training, a continuity panel is created for a comprehensive ambulatory experience. 

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted through ERAS online system. Swedish Covenant Health requires the following documents to be considered: 

  • NBOME or USMLE scores 
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Copy of the Dean’s Letter
  • Official Medical School Transcripts

Contact Us

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Medical Education office at 773-989-3808 or