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Preliminary Medicine Year

Neurology PGY1s Felicia Cooper, Christina Perri, Kathryn Eszes and Prelim Starling TolliverWe offer up to 4 preliminary medicine positions each year. Our preliminary interns are fully integrated into our intern class and we treat them as members of our residency family. Their schedules are similar to our categorical interns' schedules except that they do not have ambulatory blocks and they do not have continuity clinic. Instead of a continuity clinic our preliminary interns staff our urgent care clinic, which provides a broad exposure to a variety of general medical problems that complements their inpatient experiences.

Preliminary Medicine Curriculum 2021-2022

General Medicine Floors

  • Strong Memorial Hospital - 12 Weeks
  • Highland Hospital - 4 Weeks

Intensive Care

  • MICU - 6 Weeks
  • CCU - 2 Weeks

General Medicine Urgent Care Clinic

  • Day Clinic - 6 Weeks
  • Afternoon Clinic/Evening Float - 4 Weeks


  • Neurology Consults - 2 weeks
  • Emergency Department - 2 weeks
  • Elective - 8 weeks*
  • Research - 2 weeks
  • Vacation - 4 weeks

Note: The number of weeks per year is our best estimate, based on the average schedule of this year’s preliminary interns. Different residents will have different numbers of weeks of some of the rotations.

*Approximately half of these weeks will also be as jeopardy

Starling Tolliver, MD...I fell in love with the beautiful scenery, the people, and the residency program here as a whole. The program director is probably THE BEST in the country. The culture is A1 and the emphasis on wellness is not just talk. The people truly care here and it resonates from the top down."


Starling Tolliver, MD
Prelim Resident
Class of 2021