Curriculum

Our educational mission is to prepare our graduates to become leaders in their respective field of practice whether it is primary care, academic or subspecialty practice, or research. Although many of our graduates have historically gone on to practice primary care, an increasing number have pursued subspecialty training or academic fellowships during the past five years. Through our well-rounded training, we are able to provide you with an excellent foundation to prepare you for any career path. As one of our graduates, you will be equipped with additional skills in leadership, teaching, and advocacy that are essential for successful future practice.

Our curriculum is evenly distributed between Internal Medicine and Pediatrics composed of 13 four-week blocks each year. Residents alternate between Internal Medicine and Pediatrics rotations every three blocks (on average). During the first year, emphasis is on the care of hospitalized patients, while providing exposure to primary care, newborn nursery, and emergency medicine. After completing a 12-month internship, Med-Peds residents take on supervisory roles in inpatient and outpatient settings identical to the responsibilities assumed by senior residents in the categorical programs. During the remaining three years of training, our residents have a balanced educational experience between general and subspecialty Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

PGY 1

MEDICINE

  • General Medicine (inpatient)
  • Medicine Intensive Care Unit
  • Cardiology (inpatient)
  • GI/Liver (inpatient)
  • Hematology/Oncology (inpatient - two weeks)
  • Subspecialty Consults
  • Med Peds Ambulatory I (Primary Care - two weeks)
  • Vacation (two weeks)


PEDIATRICS

  • General Pediatrics (inpatient)
  • General Pediatrics (inpatient - two weeks)
  • Pediatric Cardiology (inpatient - two weeks)
  • Hematology/Oncology (inpatient - two weeks)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine (two week)
  • Newborn Nursery (two weeks)
  • Med Peds Ambulatory I (Primary Care - two weeks)
  • Elective
  • Vacation (two weeks)

PGY 2

MEDICINE

  • General Medicine (inpatient)
  • Emergency Medicine (two weeks)
  • General Medicine Hospitalist (inpatient)
  • Geriatrics (two weeks)
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Vacation (two weeks)


PEDIATRICS

  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine (two weeks)
  • Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Night Team (inpatient - two weeks)
  • Med-Peds Ambulatory II (musculoskeletal)
  • Med-Peds Community Health (two weeks)
  • Newborn Nursery (two weeks)
  • Elective
  • Vacation (two weeks)


PGY 3

MEDICINE

  • General Medicine VA (inpatient)
  • Medicine Intensive Care Unit
  • Night Team (CCMU - two weeks)
  • Med Peds Ambulatory III (health disparities)
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective (two weeks)
  • Vacation (two weeks)


PEDIATRICS

  • General Pediatrics (inpatient)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Night Team (inpatient - two weeks)
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine (two weeks)
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective (individualized)
  • Vacation (two weeks)

PGY 4

MEDICINE

  • Cardiology (inpatient)
  • General Medicine (inpatient)
  • Elective (two weeks)
  • Night Team (General Medicine - two weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine (two weeks)
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Elective
  • Elective (two weeks)
  • Vacation (two weeks)


PEDIATRICS

  • General Pediatrics (inpatient)
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine (two weeks)
  • Adolescent
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective (individualized)
  • Elective (two weeks)
  • Vacation (two weeks)