Program Structure

Program Structure



CURRICULUM


Residents Rounding

Our Internal Medicine Residency Program is focused on education. Our goal is to develop clinically competent, Board Certified Internists. The result of this is a foundation from which graduates can pursue a variety of career paths including primary care practice, subspecialty training, hospitalist careers or a career in academics.

There are many aspects of our program that allows us to provide a residency that has an emphasis on education, rather than service.


  • Innovative curriculum including podcasts, online modules, MKSAP-based interactive didactic sessions, team based learning workshops, and live lectures from well-known faculty

  • Two-week dedicated ambulatory blocks after every eight weeks throughout residency to ensure appropriate outpatient experience and education

  • A cap on the number of admissions per team and per resident

  • An academic non-teaching hospitalist group at University Hospital that accepts admissions and transfers to ensure that only the best teaching cases are followed by the residents.

  • A program wide night float system allows no overnight calls for floor rotations at University Hospital or the VA.

  • Our teams are structured in a way that allows for an efficient approach to managing patients and allows housestaff to have a large forum for case discussion. Each team has one senior resident and 2-3 interns. In addition, to this, the team also has third year medical students and may have a 4th year student as an Acting Intern.

  • IV teams, phlebotomists, and transport teams keep scut work to a minimum.

  • Resident and interns are off an average of 1 every 7 days, including days off during the week.

  • There is little or no call during ambulatory/elective rotations

 


 

SCHEDULES


Schedule

The annual master schedule for each of the residents' rotations is distributed in June before the academic year begins. The Call schedule is determined monthly to provide the maximum opportunity to accommodate individual requests.

Individual resident's schedules vary but are adjusted to maintain a balance of experience and fair distribution of workload over the three years of residency.

 

Typical schedules are as follows:


PGY 1


4 blocks of Inpatient Floor Experience
2.5 blocks of Ambulatory Care
2 blocks of Critical Care
0.5-1 block of Night Float
0.5-1 block of Neurology

1 block of Elective
1 block of Vacation


PGY 2


3-4 blocks of Inpatient Floor Experience
2.5 blocks of Ambulatory Care
2 blocks of Critical Care
1 block of Night Float

1.5-2 blocks of Elective
1 block of Vacation

PGY 3


1-2 blocks of Inpatient Floor Experience
2.5 blocks of Ambulatory Care
2 blocks of Critical Care
1 block of Night Float
1-2 blocks of Medical Consults
1 block Geriatrics
1 block Emergency Medicine

2 blocks of Elective
1 block of Vacation

Typical Preliminary Schedule


5 blocks of Inpatient Floor Experience
1 block of Ambulatory Care
1.5-2 blocks of ICU Experience
1 block of Night Float
1-1.5 blocks of Neurology
1 block ED

1-1.5 blocks of Elective
1 block of Vacation

 

*One block equals four weeks.