Core Curriculum

The required core curriculum for all residents includes the following rotations:

  • Inpatient General Medicine (All Years)
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (All Years)
  • Coronary Care Unit (All Years)
  • Inpatient Hematology-Oncology (PGY1, PGY3)
  • Geriatrics (PGY1 and PGY2)
  • Emergency Medicine (PGY1 and PGY3)
  • Neurology Consults (PGY1)
  • Palliative Care (PGY2)
  • General Medicine Consultation (PGY3)

Within ambulatory blocks, each resident will experience the following required experiences:

  • General Medicine Continuity Practice, 4 sessions per week while in ambulatory blocks (All Year)
  • Quality improvement curriculum and mentored projects based on real-time outcome data from each resident's patient panel (All Years)
  • Ambulatory curriculum emphasizing ambulatory knowledge, physical exam skills, communication skills, interdisciplinary team-based care, cost-conscious curriculum (All Years)
  • Community-Based Primary Care (All PGY1, elective option for PGY2 and PGY3)
  • Dermatology, Women's Health, Musculoskeletal Clinic, and Ophthalmology (PGY1)

Weeks per Rotation for 2014-2015 (est)

PGY1

PGY2

PGY3

Ambulatory Block

14

12

14

Strong Memorial Hospital Floors

12

8

10

Highland Hospital Floors

4

4

2

Heme-onc Floors

2

0

2

MICU

4

4

2

CCU

4

4

2

Night float

2

2

2

ED

2

0

2

Geriatrics

2

2

0

Palliative Care

0

2

0

Neuro Consults

2

0

0

Vacation

4

4

4

Traditional Elective Blocks

0

10

12

Longitudinal Ambulatory Electives

2*

6*

6*

*Each ambulatory elective built into the ambulatory blocks consists of a total of 12-14 sessions in that elective area over the course of the year; we considered each of these to be the equivalent of a traditional 2 week elective (which, if ambulatory, would contain 20 sessions total, of which 4 would be in the resident’s continuity practice, leaving a maximum of 16 sessions in the elective area)

Elective Curriculum

Electives are offered in all of the major subspecialties of internal medicine in both outpatient and inpatient settings. All residents are required to do 4 weeks of elective time in at least six of the internal medicine subspecialties during their residencies.

Residents may take electives in 2- and 4-week blocks. In addition, residents have several year-long ambulatory electives in their ambulatory blocks, as described here.

In addition to electives in medical subspecialties, we offer many other elective experiences, including but not limited to:

  • Community-Based Primary Care in Urban and Rural settings
  • Community Service - St. Joseph's Neighborhood Health Center
  • International Health
  • Medical Education
  • Women's Health
  • Dermatology
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Advanced Evidence Based Medicine
  • Health Care Systems

Additional Information regarding the curriculum for Research Pathway residents can be found on the Research Pathway page.