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The curriculum is very dynamic at the Internal Medicine Residency. Frequent curriculum committee meetings with all the categorical residents yield a variety of positive suggestions which are constantly being implemented to improve our training of medical residents.

The following is typical distribution of 4 week rotations by program year:


  • Medicine - 4-5
  • ICU - 2-3
  • Night Shift – 1 ½
  • Emergency - 1
  • Outpatient - 1
  • Subspecialties - 1


  • Medicine - 6
  • Subspecialties - 4
  • Elective - 1
  • Night Shift – 1 ½


  • Medicine - 2-3
  • ICU - 2-3
  • Subspecialties - 3
  • Elective - 1 ½
  • Outpatient - 1
  • Night Shift - 1 ½


Morning Report: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. In an informal setting, the post-call team presents new admissions, and the initial management is discussed. Medical staff from radiology, gastroenterology, renal, pulmonary/intensive care, cardiology, and hematology/oncology are often present to provide expert advice.

Noon Lecture Series: Monday through Friday during the lunch hour. It is a year long lecture series with a didactic approach to each subspecialty, as well as general medicine topics, adolescent medicine issues, neurology, and psychiatry.

Morbidity & Mortality: Selected cases involving sub-optimal outcomes, including prolonged length of stay due to morbidity, or resulting in mortality are reviewed the third Monday of each month in a multi-disciplinary setting. Emphasis is placed on ways to prevent such outcomes, such as identifying other possible diagnostic or therapeutic approaches.

Board Reviews: Residents in preparation for the ABIM certification exam.

Journal Club: Selected recently published articles in the various subspecialties of internal medicine are presented on the first Tuesday of every month. Emphasis is placed on critical review of methodology and interpretation of data, as well its possible application to everyday medical practice.

Resident Case Conference: Interesting and challenging cases are presented on the fourth Tuesday of every month in a multidisciplinary setting. Emphasis is placed on identifying the most appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic options, followed by a didactic review of the specific topic presented.