The goal of a Residency Program in Internal Medicine is
to strive to train the next generation of practitioners and
academicians in Medicine who will become physiciansscholars,
scientists, teachers, and humanists.

We are excited that many of our residents are pursuing
research opportunities in the laboratory or clinic. Such
participation is a requirement for training at Jefferson. In
addition, this journal serves as an outlet for scholarly
work of a variety of types. We are pleased to support
another issue of the Jefferson Forum to continue to
highlight this work. This represents the sixth installment
of the Jefferson Forum, which debuted in 1999. The
journal is supported entirely through private
contributions and unrestricted educational grants.