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.

Schedule Overview

PGY-1

INTERNAL MEDICINE

  • General Medicine (Inpatient, 4 weeks)

  • Med-Peds Ambulatory I (Primary Care, 2 weeks)

  • CCMU (2 weeks days/2 weeks night)

  • Cardiology (Inpatient, 4 weeks)

  • Hematology/Oncology (Inpatient, 2 weeks)

  • GI/Liver (Inpatient, 4 weeks)

  • Elective (2-6 weeks)

  • 2-week Vacation

PEDIATRICS

  • Inpatient Pediatrics (6 wks days/2 wks night)

  • Med-Peds Ambulatory 2 (Primary Care, 2 weeks)

  • Cardiology (Inpatient, 2 weeks)

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine (2 weeks)

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (4 weeks)

  • Newborn Nursery (2 weeks)

  • 2-week Vacation

  • Elective (2-6 weeks)

PGY-2

INTERNAL MEDICINE

  • General Medicine (Inpatient, 4 weeks)

  • Emergency Medicine (2 weeks)

  • Geriatrics (Outpatient, 2 weeks)

  • Hospitalist (Inpatient, two 2 week blocks)

  • IM Ambulatory (Primary Care, 4 weeks)

  • Elective (4-8 weeks)

  • 2-week Vacation

PEDIATRICS

  • Behavioral/Developmental Pediatrics (4 weeks)

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine (2 weeks)

  • General Inpatient Night Team (2 weeks)

  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (4 weeks)

  • Med-Peds Ambulatory II (MSK) (3 weeks)

  • Med-Peds Community Health (3 weeks)

  • Hematology-Oncology (Inpatient, 2 weeks)

  • Two 1-week Vacations

  • Newborn Nursery (2 weeks)

  • Elective (2-6 weeks)

PGY-3

INTERNAL MEDICINE

  • General Medicine (Inpatient, 4 weeks)

  • CCMU (4 weeks days)

  • General Medicine Night Team (2 weeks)

  • Med-Peds Ambulatory III (Health Disparities, 4 weeks)

  • 2-week Vacation

  • Elective (8-12 weeks)

PEDIATRICS

  • General Pediatrics (Inpatient, 4 weeks)

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine (2 weeks)

  • General Inpatient Night Team (2 weeks)

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (4 weeks)

  • Two 1-week Vacations

  • Elective (10-14 weeks)

PGY-4

INTERNAL MEDICINE

  • Cardiology (Inpatient, 4 weeks)

  • General Medicine (Inpatient, 4 weeks)

  • CCMU-NT (2 weeks)

  • Emergency Medicine (2 weeks)

  • IM Ambulatory (Primary Care, 4 weeks)

  • Elective (6-10 weeks)

  • 2-week Vacation

PEDIATRICS

  • General Pediatrics (Inpatient, 4 weeks)

  • Adolescent Medicine (Outpatient, 4 weeks)

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine (2 weeks)

  • Two 1-week Vacations

  • Elective (12-16 weeks)

Conferences

Both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics hosts daily conferences that range from classic morning report case-based presentations to didactics from our top faculty and educators. These conferences emphasize more than just medical knowledge and encompass domains including diversity, medical education, patient safety, quality improvement, and more!

Each block, we hold an afternoon Med-Peds conference. This space offers an opportunity for our residents to learn together in a relaxed setting. Our conferences include a mix of resident and faculty-lead sessions covering a broad range of areas including clinical case presentations, ambulatory care, hospital-based care, hands-on simulation, career development, diversity, social justice, and well-being to name a few.