Sample Schedules

Rotation

PGY-1

PGY-2

PGY-3

Inpatient Wards

3-4 mo

3-4 mo

2-3 mo

Critical Care

2 mo

2-3 mo

1-2 mo

Inpatient Cardiology

1-2 mo

1-2 mo

1-2 mo

Nights

1 mo

0.5 mo

0.5 mo

Consult/Electives

4-5 mo

4-5 mo

6 mo

Vacation

3 weeks

3 weeks

3 weeks

Longitudinal Clinic

0.5 days weekly

0.5 days weekly

0.5 days weekly

**Consult/Electives include required rotations with Geriatrics, Neurology, and Urgent Care Clinic.

PGY-1: Most of the first year focuses on direct patient care, providing an intern with a rich exposure to the breadth of internal medicine and promoting the development of efficient practice habits. There is close supervision by upper-level residents and attending faculty, but interns are expected to develop a more autonomous skill set as the year progresses. Inpatient teams consist of two interns, one supervisory resident, the attending physician, and medical students. This small group promotes camaraderie and facilitates mutual learning and patient care. Night-call for interns is limited to 18 hours. Our inpatient services are on call every sixth night. 

Our preliminary interns are given the option to do a month long elective rotation that is focused on their future subspecialty. Aside from this rotation, our preliminary interns’ schedule mimics that of our categorical interns.

PGY-2/3: As residents progress through the second and third years, they assume additional supervisory and management responsibilities. Their own learning is enhanced by opportunities to teach interns and medical students. Less time is spent on wards and critical care rotations and more spent on a wide array of elective options.