Education - Internal Medicine Pediatrics Residency
We seek residents interested in careers in primary care, subspecialty practice or academic medicine by emphasizing continuity of care that spans the ages. Through close mentoring, residents develop the knowledge and clinical skills to be eligible to take the certifying examinations for both medicine and pediatrics at the conclusion of the training program.
Over the four year period, residents spend 24 months in each discipline and receive training in ambulatory, inpatient and intensive care settings. Residents alternate 3 and 6 month blocks in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine to allow experience with seasonal illnesses that is critical in learning to care for children. During each block, residents participate in all aspects of the categorical curriculum of Medicine and Pediatrics, including patient care and educational conferences.
Ambulatory care is an important and emphasized part of the combined curriculum. Residents attend a continuity clinic in internal medicine and pediatrics on alternate weeks throughout the four years. In this way, residents maintain continuity care for their panel of patients whether they are on a medicine a pediatric block. Since the Med-Peds residents attend clinic on one of two afternoons, they function in a group practice within the larger clinic setting. A second half-day of clinic in a community Med-Peds practice or a specialty practice of their choice during the second, third and fourth years compliments the inner city clinic experience. This model incorporates the two most popular clinic settings utilized by active Med-Peds programs and allows our residents the opportunity to train in inner-city, suburban and rural clinics.
Combined Med-Peds electives and a weekly Med-Peds conference solidify the combined clinical and didactic experiences. The dedicated Med-Peds weekly conferences include a lecture series, board review, and journal club. The Med-Peds Chief Resident coordinates educational programming, in conjunction with the faculty team. In addition, the Med-Peds residents and all program directors meet quarterly to discuss programmatic issues.