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Internal Medicine Residency Curriculum

The Internal Medicine Residency Curriculum is designed for residents to learn scientifically sound, effective and compassionate medical care for patients in all stages of life and during all stages of illness. When residents graduate from our program, they are fully prepared for a career in general Internal Medicine or to continue with sub-specialty fellowship training, as desired.

Internal Medicine Curriculum Goals

Our curriculum emphasizes evidence-based, cost-effective medicine in both the hospital and ambulatory settings. Residents have unique opportunities to work side-by-side with multiple sub-specialists in:

  • Critical care
  • Health care economics
  • Stroke care

We’ve designed our program to ensure an appropriate balance between resident supervision and autonomy. When residents graduate from our program, they will understand how to diagnose, treat and manage acute episodic illnesses as well as chronic diseases in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Internal Medicine Rotations

Below, we have outlined academic rotations by year.

Categorical Intern Rotations

Rotations include:

  • Anesthesia — 0.5 Block
  • Outpatient — 0.5 Block
  • Emergency Department — 1 Block
  • Geriatrics — 1 Block
  • Intensive Care Unit/Night Float — 4 Blocks
  • Internal Medicine Wards — 4 Blocks
  • Neurology — 1 Block
  • Vacation – 1 Block

Preliminary Intern Rotations

Rotations include:

  • Anesthesia — 0.5 Block
  • Electives — 1 Block
  • Emergency Department — 1 Block
  • Intensive Care Unit/Night Float— 4 Blocks
  • Internal Medicine Wards — 4. Blocks
  • Neurology — 1 Block
  • Outpatient Care — 0.5 Block
  • Vacation – 1 Block

PGY-2 – PGY 3 Rotations

Rotations are templated across 2 years include:

  • Clinic Weeks — 2 Blocks
  • Subspecialty Electives — 7.5 Blocks
  • Internal Medicine Wards — 6-7 Blocks
  • Intensive Care Unit / Night Float — 6-7 Blocks
  • Quality Improvement/Research — 0.5 Blocks
  • Management of Health Systems – 0.5.Blocks
  • Board Review – 1 Block
  • Vacation – 2 Blocks

* Required Medicine Subspecialties: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Pulmonary Medicine

Conferences for Internal Medicine Residents

Our educational conferences are taught in a hybrid of in-person and virtual formats so all residents can participate. Conferences include:

  • Morning conferences
  • Subspecialty noon conferences
  • Wednesday noon conference

Morning conferences

Morning conferences start at 8 a.m. These conferences are dedicated to:

  • Board review
  • Case conferences
  • Journal club
  • Morbidity and mortality
  • Morning report

Subspecialty noon conferences

We offer noon lectures that focus on subspecialty education following the American College of Physician Board Preparation curriculum. Topics may include:

  • Allergy Immunology
  • Dermatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Hematology Oncology
  • Nephrology
  • Rheumatology

Wednesday noon conference

Each Wednesday, the noon conference is reserved for:

  • Hospital-based grand rounds
  • In-service training
  • Scholarly activity
  • Wellness activities

Apply to the Internal Medicine Residency Program

Are you interested in joining our Internal Medicine Residency? Find out how to apply.