July 2014, the master schedule system changed to a 6+2 system. Categorical
residents have two weeks of ambulatory every six weeks, during which time they
have continuity clinic sessions, non-internal-medicine specialty clinics and
outpatient curricular seminars and didactics. The six-week blocks consist of
any combination of three 2-week blocks of inpatient wards, units, or elective
rotations. Residents will no longer leave wards to attend their clinic.
Year One (PGYI)
the PGYI, approximately 70% of the curriculum is devoted to inpatient care
(general medicine and units) with the remainder in the ambulatory clinical
(continuity clinic) and ambulatory curricular blocks (seminars devoted to the
principles of ambulatory care) and an emergency medicine rotation.
Year Two (PGYII)
assume increasing responsibility for their ward teams and patients in the
units, with increasing continuity as their clinic practice matures. 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. There is an appropriate balance between
inpatient and ambulatory experiences, as well as time spent on general medicine
versus subspecialty education.
Year Three (PGYIII)
incorporates expanded subspecialty elective opportunities with clinical
experiences that call for independent clinical skill and judgment. Residents
act as supervisory/teaching residents on the general medicine wards and serve
as primary consultants for all hospital services on the medical consult
Subspecialty Electives and Global Health
Electives are offered in all medical subspecialties, as well as "non-medical" subspecialties. See Subspecialty Electives for more information.
PGYIIIs have the opportunity to take advantage of an intense training rotation in Uganda, Africa. See Global Health Training for more information.