Director’s Message


Billings Clinic Internal Medicine residency has three major goals: to excel in medical education, to provide state-of-the-art health care to the citizens of Montana, and to serve those in rural communities in need of medical care.

In our short existence, we have been developing a medical education program of excellence, which we invite you to explore. We recently celebrated the completion of our formative phase by welcoming our fourth class bringing us that much closer of our overarching goal of training physicians to care for medically complex patients in rural settings.

Educational experiences designed specifically for interns and residents are held daily in the hospital and in the outpatient clinics. When you visit, you will have the opportunity to participate in on one of our most important educational conferences, Morning Report, in which medical residents present especially challenging cases and review the pertinent medical literature. In the last several years, our residency program has received national recognition for innovative approaches to medical education and training. We believe that residency training is truly postgraduate education; the value of residents’ experiences during these important years must be judged primarily by their educational worth.

We strive to provide humane medical education and to encourage your active participation in the organization and content of your residency experience, to ensure the needs of every patient are best served, to help each resident achieve the goal of becoming a highly competent, well-trained, compassionate internist and to provide a graduate medical education infrastructure to promote excellence and innovation, in clinical care, rural medicine and Quality and Safety.

Robert Ficalora, MD, FACP
Program Director

We will start interviewing applicants from late October to January.