Hunt Regional Internal Medicine Residency Program

About

The mission of the Hunt Regional Internal Medicine Residency Program is to provide an advanced education in internal medicine of the highest quality, combining teaching, clinical service, comprehensive patient care, and research, producing competent academic and clinical leaders in internal medicine who are committed to lifelong learning and focused on service to the underserved. 

Salary & Benefits Information

Salary for 2024 - 2025

  • PGY 1 - $57,000
  • PGY 2 - $58,000
  • PGY 3 - $60,000
  • 401k Plan
  • Health Care coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Vision Coverage
  • Life insurance and Accidental Death Dismemberment
  • Options for dependent health, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Professional liability Insurance
  • (2) Personalized coats are provided
  • Paid Physician-In-Training (PIT) Permit
  • Resident meals
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Leave of Absence
  • Counseling and psychological support services, through employer sponsored EAP
  • CME allowance $1,000 PGY1/PGY2; $1,500 PGY3
  • Paid ACLS and BLS course registration
  • Board preparation
  • Paid COMLEX-USA or USMLE Level 3
  • On-stie call rooms, separate male and female sleep rooms, private showers, and computer stations

Curriculum Schedule

Residents are provided a unique Geriatric rotation with Hospice, Palliative Care, and inpatient rehab. 

  • Residents will have protected time in their PGY-3 years to work on scholarly activity.
  • No more than 80 hours per week is spent on patient care duties.
  • Residents have at least one full day out of seven free of patient care and responsibilities.

Electives occur in the primary care and specialty offices (which may include inpatient consults). Residents will have opportunities with physicians at Hunt or in the surrounding area for electives in: 

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  • Psychiatry
  • Women’s Health
  • Orthopedics
  • Palliative Care
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
The didactic program consists of dedicated time for academic conferences each week. 

  • Daily: Morning Report on inpatient, and noon conference (except on committee meeting days)
  • Monthly: Grand Rounds, Board Review, Journal Club, Tumor Board and M&M Conference
  • Quarterly: Simulation
Educational experience devoted to one ½ days a week per PGY1 resident and two ½ days for PGY2/PGY3 residents. 

Application Eligibility

An applicant must meet one of the following qualifications to be eligible for appointment: 

  • Graduation from a medical school in the United States or Canada, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or graduation from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States, accredited by the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOACOCA); or 

  • Graduation from a medical school outside of the United States or Canada, and meeting one of the following additional qualifications: 

  • Holding currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) prior to appointment; or 

  • Holding a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States licensing jurisdiction in which the ACGME-accredited program is located. 

  • All prerequisite post-graduate clinical education required for initial entry or transfer into ACGME-accredited residency programs, AOA-approved residency programs, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)-accredited residency programs located in Canada, or in residency programs with ACGME International (ACGME-I) Advanced Specialty Accreditation. 

  • Residency programs must receive verification of each resident’s level of competency in the required clinical filed using ACGME, CanMEDS, or ACGME-I Milestones evaluations from the prior training program upon matriculation. 

How to Apply

All applicants are required to apply using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) application process. ERAS: (number) We participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Please register with NRMP if you wish to be matched with our program. Our program participates in SOAP through the NRMP for any unfilled positions remaining after the matching algorithm has been processed. We will not accept any applicants outside the NRMP Match. NRMP: (Number)

Information needed to apply on ERAS 

  • ERAS application form
  • Medical School Transcript
  • United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) and/or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Exam (COMLEX) transcripts, as applicable
  • Minimum of three physician references
  • Dean’s Letter of Medical Student Performance
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Photograph
  • Personal Statement

Appointments

Applicants who successfully match with our program must provide the following documentation prior to the start of the program: 

  • Official medical school transcript with degree issued and date of issuance
  • Copy of medical school diploma
  • Copy of social security card
  • Copy of current driver’s license
  • Copy of permanent resident card, if applicable
  • Copies of current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • If required documentation is in different names, then proof of name change (i.e. marriage certificate or court document) must be provided

In addition, applicants must successfully complete all HRH employment requirements prior to the appointment date. Requirements include a background check and pre-employment drug screening.

Failure to provide any required documents or to successfully complete all HRH pre-employment requirements by the date of appointment will result in automatic withdrawal from the program. 

Program Leadership and Core Faculty

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 Dr. Asim Usman is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Palliative Care. He is the program director for the Internal Medicine Residency program at Hunt Regional Medical Center. Previously he served as the Chief Clinical Officer, Hospital Medicine for Envision Physician Services.

He has also served as the National Hospital Medicine Quality Chairman and led the Value-Based Program for Envision Physician Services. Dr. Usman completed medical school at The Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan. Dr. Usman finished his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine at Peoria, in 1996.

He is married with four daughters. He has an interest in martial arts and being a barista at home. 

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 Dr. Ehab Faheid is board-certified in Internal Medicine and the Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency program at Hunt Regional Medical Center. He completed his medical school at Alexandria University in Egypt.

He completed his Internal Medicine training in New York in 1997. Dr. Faheid was in private practice, focusing on primary care and outpatient medicine until 2008 when he entered Hospital Medicine. He’s held multiple administrative and leadership roles, including the associate director title for the Hospitalist program, ICU committee chairman, and Chief of Staff. He loves to travel around the world and is a self-proclaimed “home barista.” 

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Dr. Syed Hamid became part of Hunt Regional Medical Center in 2004. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and has been in a leadership role for most of his career. He was our past Chief of Staff and is the current Chair of Medicine and Program Director of Hospital Medicine. As a faculty member, he brings vast experience in teaching residents how to navigate patient management in a community with limited resources. 
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Dr. Mohan Philip is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. He completed medical school at the Medical College Thiruvananthapuram. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency and Pulmonary Fellowship at the Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He continued his training with a Fellowship in Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Philip currently works as an Intensivist and runs a private pulmonary and sleep medicine practice.

He is the Medical Director of the ICU, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department, and the Director of the Intensivists Program at Hunt Regional. He looks forward to mentoring and teaching residents in the ICU and the Pulmonary and Sleep Clinic. 

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Dr. Marc Demyun completed his postgraduate training at the NYU Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York. He obtained his Certification for Professional Healthcare Quality and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He pursued finance studies at the London School of Economics in London, England.

He began his professional journey in 2002 as the Medical Director of Hospital Medicine at Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, before transitioning to Envision in 2014. He had a decade-long tenure as Regional Medical Director with Envision Physician Services. Dr. Demyun is the Chairman of the Graduate Medical Education Committee at Texoma Regional Medical Center and holds a faculty position at the University of North Texas.

Outside of his professional pursuits, he is a devoted Philadelphia Eagles fan and a competitive US Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation member.