Department of Medicine Residency Training

Yearly Schedules

Beginning 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)

In 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)

PGYIIs 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)

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 rotation.


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.

Contact Us

Residency Program Director 

Lauren Shapiro, MD
(718) 920-6097 

Education Administrator 

Lourdes Rodriguez
718 920-6097 

Internal Medicine Residency Program
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, New York 10467

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