Message from the Director

Dr. Stapleton, MDWe at Guthrie Medical Group/Robert Packer Hospital hope you will take a close look at our Internal Medicine Residency Program. We believe that we have created a program that combines the best aspects of a University Hospital and a Community Hospital.

Robert Packer Hospital and the main campus of the Guthrie in Sayre serve as a major referral center for the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania and Southern Tier of New York but also serve the primary care needs of the local community. This exposes our residents to an extremely diverse patient population. Residents are exposed to “bread and butter” general medicine but also to a wide array of complex, challenging, rare and often critically ill patients.

At our institution, you will see patients from adolescents to those over 100 years of age. They will have maladies from the common cold up to a recent experience with a patient with inhalation anthrax, which gained national attention. We have achieved a program that will produce residents who function as easily as tertiary care specialists as they do primary care internists and hospitalists. Further internal medicine residents interact on a daily basis with our cardiology fellows, many of whom were previous Guthrie Internal Medicine graduates.

Our program has a heavy emphasis on teaching. Morning report, noon conference and teaching rounds are daily events for every resident. Special rotations include systems-based practice and occupational medicine. Residents are given extensive training in evidence based medicine and each resident is required to participate in scholarly activity.

Finally, our program structure mirrors the multi-specialty nature of Guthrie Medical Group and is different from most traditional internal medicine residency programs. Our rotations are subspecialty based, a benefit which we believe greatly enhances the residents’ educational understanding. Come experience Guthrie—the highest level of Residency Education.

Dwight Stapleton, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA, FACPE
Program Director
Chairman Department of Medicine

Our Program I.D. number is 140-41-12-389