Curriculum

The goal of the Internal Medicine Residency Program is to develop physicians with the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to pursue a successful career in primary-care medicine or to continue their training in a range of medical subspecialties.

Internal Medicine Residency Roadmap

Residents’ first year of residency training is focused on the acquisition of basic clinical skills under faculty supervision, with emphasis on medical data gathering, case presentation, data interpretation and medical decision-making. The second year offers increased exposure to subspecialty medicine, greater responsibility for patient care, and participation in the training of junior residents and medical students. The third year of the residency training combines general medicine with subspecialty experiences, emphasizes evidence-based medicine and provides seniors with attending-like experiences. Residents also begin the transition into post-residency medical practice or further subspecialty training. A strong emphasis is placed on evidence-based medicine. Since 55 percent of Hurley’s medical clinic patients belong to a managed care plan, residents gain extensive experience caring for managed care patients

Internal Medicine Residency Sample Curriculum

Number of rotations in each area

 

 

PGY I
No. of Rot.

PGY II
No. of Rot.

PGY III
No. of Rot.

General Medicine

4

4

2

ICU

1.5

1

1

CCU

1

1

1

Night Float

1

0.75

1

Nephrology

0.5

1

2.5

Geriatrics IP

1

2

1

Neurology

0.75

 

1

Vacation

0.75

0.75

1

Clinic/ Ambulatory

2.5

2.5

2.5

TOTAL

13

13

13

The residency program rotations include experience in the following required areas:

Cardiology Preceptorship Geriatrics Neurology
Coronary Care Heme-Oncology Office Gynecology
Dermatology Infectious Diseases Office Orthopedics
Emergency Medicine Intensive Care Psych/Behav. Medicine
ENT/Ophthalmology Managed Care Research
General Medicine Nephrology Urgent Care

Subspecialty electives are available in the following areas:

Allergy and Immunology Hematology Pulmonary Medicine
Cardiology Infectious Diseases Radiology
Critical Care Medicine Nephrology Research
Emergency Medicine Neurology Rheumatology
Endocrinology Pathology Pediatrics
Gastroenterology Psychiatry  

Internal Medicine Residency Program Features

Formal conferences are scheduled which include weekly grand rounds, daily core curriculum discussions in general medicine and the sub-specialties, residents reports, and periodic journal club meetings interspersed with morbidity/mortality and clinical pathological conferences. Residents also are actively encouraged to conduct clinical research activities, including submission of case reports and design and implementation of clinical protocols.