For Professionals

Internal Medicine Residency

 

The Internal Medicine Residency Program includes three consists of three years of formal training with a the opportunity to experience the demands of several medical subspecialties to help develop the Resident’s interests in specialty practice.

Didactics:

  • Grand Rounds
  • Tumor Board
  • OMM Lecture Series
  • Radiology Lecture Series
  • Geriatric Lecture Series
  • IM Case Report
  • ECG Conference
  • Cardiac Cath Conference
  • Primary Care Conference
  • Rheumatology Lecture Series
  • Pulmonology Lecture Series
  • Nephrology Lecture Series
  • IM Board Review (Wed AM)
  • Journal Club
  • Morning Report

 

Program Tracks

Internal Medicine PGY1
This curriculum allows recent graduates to complete an AOA-approved internship that simultaneously counts as their first year of internal medicine residency training. Curriculum structure:

  • Internal Medicine - 8 weeks
  • Internal Medicine Subspecialty - 8 weeks
  • Internal Medicine / Cardiology - 4 weeks
  • Internal Medicine / Pulmonology - 4 weeks
  • General Surgery - 4 weeks
  • Emergency Medicine - 4 weeks
  • Psychiatry - 4 weeks
  • Anesthesiology - 2 weeks
  • Radiology - 2 weeks
  • Ambulatory Primary Care (pediatrics, gynecology, family practice, or OMM) - 4 weeks
  • Elective - 4 weeks

Primary Care Track in General Internal Medicine
The primary care track is the preferred training for development of in-depth skills in the diagnosis and medical management of the ambulatory patient with associated skills in the routine continuity management of the hospitalized patient. It is recommended that the primary care track not be utilized as a pathway to a subspecialty. The hallmark of the primary care track is progressively increasing exposure to continuity ambulatory care, throughout the three year program. The resident will spend approximately two half-days per week in an ambulatory setting. This exposure allows residents to progressively increase the number of patients in their case loads and allows the patients to recognize the residents as their primary physician.

Traditional Track in General Internal Medicine
The traditional track is the preferred training for development of hospital based (hospitalist) skills or progression towards a subspecialty pathway. Residents in the Traditional Track will spend approximately one half-day per week in an ambulatory clinical setting with the remaining time focused on in-patient care. Structured educational programs will also be offered in the following areas: utilization review/quality management; mortality and morbidity reporting; manage care aspects of the hospitalized patient; and infection control.

Hospitalist Track
The goal of the hospital elective is to give physician house officers and medical students a detailed look at the unique competencies that are required by a physician whose primary professional focus is the general medical care of hospitalized patients. The activities include patient care, teaching, research and leadership related to hospital care.