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Q: What is it like living in Akron?

A: The Akron area offers intimate, family-oriented towns full of Midwestern charm to sophisticated city neighborhoods. The city offers a wealth of places to enjoy living and a wide range of activities, sports and attractions.

Q: Do you have a relocation specialist?

A: Upon matching at Summa Health System, a representative from our relocation service will contact you. They will assist you to find the perfect housing opportunity to fit your needs. Summa will cover the cost of the relocation service.

All new incoming residents may request, upon a signed contract, an advance of $1,000. Repayment of this advance is handled through payroll deductions of $50 per pay from the first year’s salary.

Q: We are going through a couples match. Does Summa work with couple matches often?

A: Summa Health System is a very “couple friendly” place. As a multi-residency hospital, we frequently benefit from couples that have matched with us. Our excellent relationship with the other residency programs has allowed us to work very well in accommodating couples.

Should you be participating in the couples match, contact Medical Education so that they may accommodate your needs and schedule interviews accordingly.

Q: Is Summa Health System affiliated with a medical school?

A: Summa Health System is a major teaching institution of the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM), a community-based state medical school that awards the medical degree and, through consortial arrangements with the University of Akron, Kent State University and Youngstown State University, offers a combined B.S./M.D. program and Ph.D. programs in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

NEOUCOM and its 18 associated hospitals cosponsor graduate and continuing medical education programs for residents, physicians and allied health professionals. The majority of active staff physicians at Summa Health System have appointments to NEOUCOM’s clinical faculty.

Q: Is Summa Health System committed to Medical Education?

A: “Experience and Excellence” are truly exemplified at Summa Health System, the merged organization of Summa Health System – Akron and St. Thomas Campuses. Providing quality education and outstanding service to the community have always been the goals of both institutions. The faculty has been trained at some of the finest institutions, bringing with them a unique mix of medical knowledge, background and philosophies to the teaching of residents. We feel that with our past successes, we will continue to excel as we combine to expand the resources available to our residency programs and the community.

Residents in our 13 accredited residency programs at Summa Health System, under the supervision of a dedicated teaching faculty, are provided a strong foundation and competency in treating patients in both inpatient and ambulatory settings. This type of experience, coupled with the exposure to and supervision by a team of well-qualified faculty in the various specialties and subspecialties, assures a well-rounded educational experience.

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