Curriculum - Internal Medicine Residency
Each academic year consists of 13 blocks of 4 weeks each. Over the 3 years of training, each resident has:
- Inpatient rotations: General medicine and subspecialty services (e.g., ID and oncology), MICU, CCU, AIR (Admitting Intern and Resident team), and night floats. The schedule is carefully arranged so each resident has exposure to general medicine, subspecialties, clinical floors and intensive care units, while not allowing any one area to dominate. Max critical care time = 6 months.
- Ambulatory rotations: Continuity medical clinic and medical subspecialties (minimum of 10 months). For more information, see Ambulatory Program.
- Clinical or research electives
- Urgent care and emergency medicine.
Interns have 4 ambulatory blocks (AGIM and CGIM) with focused time in their continuity medical clinics and other subspecialty clinics along with additional continuity clinics during their PSQI and Urgent Care Clinic rotations. For more information about Academic GIM, Clinical GIM and other outpatient rotations, see Ambulatory Program.
For PGY-2 and 3 residents, schedules are structured in X+Y (4+2) format to ensure focused time on both inpatient and ambulatory rotations.
- X (4 weeks) = Inpatient rotations, electives, and vacation time
- Y (2 weeks) = Ambulatory with continuity medical clinic in the afternoon and general medicine and subspecialty clinics in the morning
|GIM, ID, MICU, Cardiology, Oncology||6||5||4|
|AIR, Night Float, Day Float||2||1.5||2|
|AGIM and CGIM||2||0||0|
|Y Ambulatory Blocks||0||3.5||3.5|
|VAST-VA Ambulatory Subspecialty Training||0||0||0.5|
|Electives (includes 2 wks vacation)|
|Patient Safety Quality Improvement||0.5||0||0|
|Urgent Care / Walk-In Clinic|
|Urgent Care (VA)||0.5||0.5||0|
Conference and Inpatient Work Schedule
7-8 am | Work Rounds
First year residents pre-round on their patients in preparation for resident-run work rounds at 7 am. The team resident is responsible for supervising the clinical activities and for teaching the members of the team.
8:15-11 am | Attending Rounds
Held 7 days per week at all inpatient sites. Led by the faculty, these rounds integrate clinical management and teaching with an emphasis on learning at the bedside.
12-1 pm | Didactic Education
Most of our conferences are held from 12-1 PM with other key conferences scheduled at other times. These conferences are considered protected time. See Didactic Education for more details.
5 pm | Sign-Out Rounds
Sign-out is held daily and led by the team resident. First year residents present the results of clinical work for the day and plans for subsequent management of their patients. Residents directly transition patient care to the covering residents in person-to-person sign-outs. Weekend sign-out rounds on the floor teams takes place in the early afternoon.
9 pm - 7 AM | Night Float
Residents and interns on Night Float admit patients and cross cover patients on the floor services.