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Traditional Rotating Internship

About the Program / Educational Purpose

The Traditional Rotating Internship offers an orderly, progressive, academic and clinically oriented program designed to provide the intern with a broad scope of training. The program presents an opportunity for clinical applications of various specialized principles under the supervision and direction of board-certified physicians. The program offers both in- and out-patient rotations and is flexible in design to allow for individual intern needs to be considered within the basic framework of the required services. Interns accepted into the TRI at SampsonRMC will participate in didactic sessions, clinic sessions (if applicable) and rotations that SampsonRMC provides. The primary method of education is for the trainee to experience hands-on patient care management.


The Traditional Rotating Internship is structured to provide clinical experience throughout the course of training. The internship is characterized by a broad range of supervised inpatient and outpatient clinical experiences. Each trainee will be exposed to a wide variety of patients throughout their training. 

Interns are assigned rotations in general internal medicine, general surgery, family practice, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology (ambulatory gynecology), and emergency medicine. Interns are assigned two months of elective rotations which may include dermatology, neurology, endocrinology, pulmonary, hem/oncology, infectious diseases, nephrology, cardiology, radiology, GI, or a surgical sub-specialty.

Inpatient rotations consist of daily rounds with well-conducted bedside teaching on inpatient rotations such as surgery and internal medicine. 
Interns are exposed to pathology and radiology throughout their rotations and in didactic sessions. Anesthesiology is taught during the surgery rotation. Each intern is taught the components of airway stabilization, pre-anesthesia clearance, local anesthetic use, and monitoring of patients under anesthesia.

Osteopathic principles and practice are taught through monthly didactic instruction as well as through the OPP/OMM practice in the teaching clinic. 

Program Staff & Faculty

John Mark-Miller, DO

Family Medicine Residency Director

Subodh Pal, MD

Traditional Rotating Intern Program Director

Cheryl Barefoot

Graduate Medical Education Coordinator

Sarah Dail

Graduate Medical Education Coordinator

Traditional Rotating Internship

Blair Harris

Mikel Muse

Hannah Pile

Patrick Whitman

​​Application Information

Thank you for your interest in Sampson Regional Medical Center’s training programs. Applications for first-year programs must be submitted electronically through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

Sponsorships & Affiliations

Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine