Summa Health System Department of Medicine

Outstanding learning culture, skilled and growing faculty and a progressive vision for educating doctors.

Building on Innovation:
Bradley Moore MD

This is an exciting year for us at Summa Internal Medicine. We are pleased to welcome Bradley Moore, MD as incoming Program Director for the Internal Medicine residency starting in 2023. Building on the foundational work of James Tan MD and the program innovation of David Sweet, MD, FACP, Dr. Moore is well prepared to lead our award-winning department forward. We know Dr. Moore from his noted work as clerkship director and core faculty, along with his own substantial contributions to education for our residents. We join our residents and faculty in welcoming him to his new role.
"We believe you can
both enjoy and thrive
in our residency environment.
That you will come out
being an excellent doctor
who is well and
who can take care
of patients well."

Bradley Moore, MD
Incoming Program Director
Internal Medicine 2023
Dr. Moore completed medical training at Northeast Ohio Medical University where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed his residency at Summa Health System Internal Medicine in 2013, after which he served as Chief Resident for the IM residency. He has been the Summa IM Year 3 Clerkship Director and the Year 4 Elective Director. He has served on the Clinical Competency Committee and Program Evaluation Committees for both Internal Medicine and Transitional Year residencies and as Associate Program Director and Core Faculty for Internal Medicine residency.

Leading Expansion and Innovation:
David Sweet, MD, FACP

"We are preparing competent doctors who will thrive in 21st century settings."
David B. Sweet, MD, FACP, Program Director, Internal Medicine 2004-2023
David B. Sweet MD has served the Department of Medicine as Program Director for 19 years. His contributions are many as he fostered educational innovation and sponsored the creation of four new fellowships for our health system. He has served as a clear advocate for educational excellence, and as a beloved mentor for all the faculty and residents who have served under his care. Dr. Sweet successfully led our department to charter membership in the ACGME's ten year Educational Innovations Project from 2006 to 2016. This participation freed the residency to innovate with 21 residencies nationally, including  Duke, Mayo Clinic, The Ohio State University, Beth Isael and the Universty of Cincinnati. The purpose of the EIP was to create learning experiences that improved patient care. Since completion in 2016 many innovations that Summa worked to create have been adopted in other residencies in North America and Canada. This focus on innovation continues at Summa.

Dr. Sweet is the prior Program Director for Summa Internal Medicine and Professor of Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University.
David Sweet MD, FACP
Awards and Milestones

2004  Appointed Program Director IM Residency

2004  Summa Internal Medicine participates in the AAMC Academic Chronic Care Collaborative earning national recognition

2006  Summa IM Successfuly enters the ACGME Educational Innovations Project

2008 Leads the Medicine Residency to successfully apply and accredit new Summa fellowships in Geriatrics and Hospice and Palliative Care

2014  Serves as Chair of Educational Innovations Project

2016  Recipient of the Parker J. Parker Courage to Teach Award

2016  Appointed to the national Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine

2022 Leads the Medicine Residency to successfully apply and accredit new Summa fellowships in Interventional Cardiology and Critical Care Medicine
educational culture
The Summa Department of Medicine is committed to providing supervised, hands on learning for residents. Senior residents and faculty have been trained to observe resident skills with patients and to give formative feedback to improve. Trainee competence in the core skills needed to effectively care for medical patients. Our program benefits from its charter membership in the ACGME's Educational Innovations Project (2006-2016) which relates resident learning to patient outcomes and safety.

You will notice this difference in our learning culture as soon as you join our team. Observers will give you feedback towards independent practice from day one.
program honors
Our residency programs for Internal Medicine and Transitional Year are continuously accredited by the ACGME.

In 2006 Summa IM successfully applied for charter membership in the Educational Innovations Project, a ten year ACGME program to evaluate and develop new educational approaches for residents that result in improved patient safety and outcomes. During this time we worked with 23 residencies nationally to develop and share progressive elements of our curriculum, including resident training for safe transitions of care, quality improvement, population health, the patient centered home model and resident leadership and teaching skill.

All of these elements are visible in our program today as a result of this opportunity to work and publish with outstanding educators across North America.
Our graduates
See where our graduates have gone and which fellowships they have obtained.
Fellowship Acquisition
Our faculty
Our faculty is made up of board certified clinicians with real world experience and a passion for teaching. Our faculty contributes to our learning culture through their broad range of interests and academic achievements.

Team Building on the River

With the pandemic behind us it's time to get outside together. Rising seniors in the Summa IM residency enjoyed food, boat building and racing on the Cuyahoga under a beautiful blue sky. There was time to tell stories, kayak on the river and talk about the culture of professionalism we teach by our actions. An epic day.

Be Well to Do Well.

Our programs are serious about minimizing burnout and building our natural resilience. Life work balance means time out to share the joy of what we do and to build communities of wellness in medicine.

October Resident Cycling Event

18 residents, faculty members and graduates met in the national park on a cold October morning to take to the trails together.

Our first leg led to Brandywine Falls and a tailgating breakfast. From there a group continued north past meadows, forests and the occasional startled deer.

It was a morning filled with laughter, discovery, conversation (and one flat tire).

Dr. Rayl showed us his bike mechanic surgical skills; Eddy's Bike Store delivered gleaming new bikes to the trail for riders.

Cycling: valuable time together on the trail, building resilience- a perfect morning together off campus!
Recruitment 2022

Rotation Resources

Find detailed goals and expectations for each rotation, along with an overview of how you receive feedback and are advanced using Milestones.
Rotation Page

Faculty Development Resources

Faculty Resource Page