A summary of the curriculum is listed below. All of the rotations are described in the Internal Medicine and Pediatric web sites in the context of the categorical programs.

Conference schedules, training sites, clinical responsibilities, salaries and benefits are the same as for categorical residents.

The Medicine curriculum (2 years as 26 4-week blocks/year)

  • 16 blocks on inpatient units, including:
    • 9 on the inpatient services, including general medicine, infectious disease, or oncology
    • 4 in the intensive care units (2 MICU, 2 CCS/PCS)
    • 3 as Night/Day Float
  • 5.5 blocks in the outpatient area, including:
    • 4 Ambulatory Block Rotations, including Geriatrics
    • 1.5 Emergency Room
  • 4 total blocks of elective, divided into two-week increments (mainly outpatient electives)
  • 2 weeks Vacation
  • 1/2 day every other week in a continuity medical clinic
  • 1/2 day per week in a community continuity Med-Peds practice during the third and fourth years

The Pediatric Curriculum (2 years as 26 4-week blocks/year)

  • 9 blocks on the inpatient units, including:
    • 5 wards
    • 2 NICU
    • 1 PICU
    • 1 Newborn Nursery
  • 9 blocks in the outpatient area, including:
    • 5-6 Emergency Room
    • 2 Hospitalist Blocks at Mercy Medical Center
    • 1 Adolescent Clinic
  • 1 Behavior/Developmental Pediatrics
  • 4 Electives and 2 Individualized Units
  • 0.5 Academic block - Self-directed learning experience focused on ACGME practice-based learning and improvement and systems-based practice competencies
  • 2 weeks Vacation
  • 1/2 day every other week in a continuity pediatric clinic
  • 1/2 day per week in a community continuity Med-Peds practice during the third and fourth years

The Four Year Curriculum in Medicine-Pediatrics

 Year 1  Year 2  Year 3  Year 4
 Medicine Rotations - 6.5 blocks/years
1 Elective
2 IP wards (GIM, ID)
1 MICU
1 PCS
0.5 DF/NF
0.5 ER
0.5 Vacation
1 Amb block
0.5 Elective
1 IP Oncology
2 IP Wards Supervisor
1 MICU
0.5 DF/NF
0.5 Vacation
 
2 Amb blocks
0.5 Elective
1 IP Wards Supervisor
1 IP Cardiology Supervisor
0.5 DF/NF
1 Ward Equivalent
0.5 Vacation
 
1 Amb block
1.5 Electives
2 IP GIM Supervisor
1 NF/DF/Cross Cover
0.5 MOD
0.5 Vacation
 
 Pediatric Rotations - 6.5 blocks/year
0.5 Night Float
2 IP Wards
1 Adolescent
1.5 PER
1 Elective
0.5 Vacation
1 Behavior/Development
1 Full-term nursery
1 Hospitalist/Mercy
1 NICU
1 IP Ward Supervisor
1 Elective
0.5 Vacation
 
1 Hospitalist/Mercy
2 Electives
1 IP Ward supervisor
1 PICU
0.5 PER
0.5 Night Float
0.5 Vacation
 
2 Individualized Units
1 IP Ward supervisor
1 NICU
1 PER Supervisor
0.5 Professional Development
0.5 PER
0.5 Vacation
 

Amb - Ambulatory
DF - Day Float 
ER/PER - Emergency Room/Pediatric Emergency Room
ECS - Emergency Care Services (Urgent Care - VA)
GIM - General internal medicine
ID - Infectious Diseases
IP - Inpatient
MICU - Medical intensive care unit
MOD - Medical office of the day
NF - Night Float 
NICU - Neonatal intensive care unit
PCS - Progressive Cardiology Service
PICU - Pediatric intensive care unit
* Refers to GIM, Cardiology, Subspecialty or ID inpatient services

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