During PGYII appropriate balance is achieved between the overall inpatient and ambulatory experience, the time spent on ward versus intensive care rotation, and general medicine and subspecialty education.
PGYIIs assume increasing responsibility for their ward teams and patients in the units, with increasing continuity as their clinic practice matures.
- General Medicine Wards: 2 months
During general medicine and ward rotations, residents supervise all aspects of interns' patient care. They are also responsible for teaching medical students serving as clerks and sub-interns.
- Geriatrics: .5 month
- Neurology: .5 month
- Hepatology: 1 month
- CCU/Cardiology: 1 month
- ICU: 1 month
- Subspecialty Electives: 3 months
- Ambulatory Care Rotation (ACR): 1 month
- Night Medicine: 0-.5 month
- Vacation: 1 month
The PGYII and PGYIII ACRs add new themes in clinical epidemiology, enrich curriculum in ambulatory general medicine and ambulatory subspecialty medicine, and expand the themes of behavioral medicine and office clinical skills.
A core curriculum topic is offered in the morning and becomes the intellectual focus of the month.
In addition, there are three hours of clinical conferences in ambulatory medicine (at the resident level) per week. Residents participate in three subspecialty clinics per week and in a quality improvement project.
Core Curriculum Topics
- clinical epidemiology
- women's health
- complementary and alternative medicine
- physical diagnosis