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Billings Gazette – Billings Clinic’s internal medicine residency program earns accreditation

It’s official: Billings Clinic’s new internal-medicine program has earned accreditation.

The program, designed to train primary-care physicians in the region, is the first of its kind in Montana and Wyoming. It has been accredited for three years by the Chicago-based Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the maximum length of time for an initial accreditation. It was one of only four internal-medicine residency programs throughout the nation that achieved accreditation.

At full capacity, the residency program could be producing as many as six new doctors a year.

The hope is that those new doctors will choose to practice in Montana, where most counties have a shortage of primary-care physicians and 10 counties have no physician at all.

The startup investment of “several million dollars” will be underwritten by Billings Clinic, Billings Clinic Foundation and grants.

Read the full article on BillingsGazette.com

We will start interviewing applicants from late October to January.