Internal Medicine

UM Capital Region Internal Medicine utilizes a 4+2 block system to ensure adequate time in the ambulatory setting and to provide separation of inpatient and ambulatory rotations. The year generally takes the cadence of 4 inpatient weeks, followed by a 2-week ambulatory block.

During inpatient time, residents rotate through general medicine and cardiovascular wards inclusive of telemetry floors, ICU, night float, and our subspecialty consult services (Heme/Onc, Palliative Consults, Cardiology, Infectious Diseases, Pulmonary, Nephrology, Neurology, and Gastroenterology). In addition, there are 2 weeks in Emergency Medicine and an opportunity for electives. Elective time is spread out over three years and can consist of electives within UM Capital or within the University of Maryland system.

The ambulatory block is primarily dedicated to the continuity clinic, which also occurs at our Capital Region campus. Residents also are required to rotate through rheumatology, addiction medicine, endocrine, and palliative care clinics. Elective time is dedicated specifically to the ambulatory block to allow for subspecialty experience, which is important for a general internist.


  • ICU: 6-8 weeks
  • General floors: 20 weeks
  • Nights: 6-8 weeks
  • Neurology: 2 weeks
  • Ambulatory Clinic: 8-10 weeks
  • Vacation: 4 weeks


  • ICU: 8 weeks
  • General floors: 4 weeks
  • Clinic: 12 weeks
  • Emergency Department: 2 weeks
  • Vacation: 4 weeks
  • Remaining weeks are spent in subspecialty rotations and electives


  • General floors: 8 weeks
  • ICU: 4 weeks
  • Nights: 4 weeks
  • Clinic: 12 weeks
  • Elective: 6-8 weeks
  • Vacation: 4 weeks
  • Remaining weeks are spent in subspecialty rotations and electives

Didactics and Conferences

We offer a growing and robust Academic Half Day which is mapped to the ABIM exam blueprint and is organized in a weekly academic half day. Academic half day also includes Journal Club, M&M, and open forum "town hall" discussions.

Grand Rounds occur on Wednesdays and brings outside expert speakers on special topics. Grand Rounds is a time for both resident and faculty development and includes our research and process improvement curriculum.

Morning report occurs from 7:30-8:00AM Tuesday and Fridays to allow time for pre-rounding and give some focused teaching prior to floor rounds beginning at 8:30.

Dr. Chhabra, one of our APDs and an oncologist, leads monthly tumor board, and Dr. Akomeah one of our ED attendings leads our highly interactive simulation lab.

We also have dedicated didactic time during our clinic blocks, led by clinic-based faculty.