Curriculum Overview


Intern Year:

  • Our residents complete a 14-month internship before moving to supervisory roles. The intern year is divided into 2 four-month blocks and 2 three-month blocks. These blocks alternate betweenInternal Medicine and Pediatrics. Our residents are divided amongst the sides in the beginning of the year (with attempts to honor requests) but come together each week during Med-Peds conference. We also have a Switch Party to encourage sharing of advice prior to switching to the other side for the first time.

  • Although specific rotations may vary, a special effort is made to provide residents with an effective balance of intensive care, ambulatory, inpatient ward, and career specific experiences.

Upper Level Residency:

  • Our residents receive identical training to their categorical counterparts. After completing a 14-month internship, they are fully prepared to take on supervisory roles in inpatient and outpatient settings. During the remaining years of training, our residents balance their training between medicine and pediatrics in alternating blocks of three and four months. Our residents are valued team members on general and subspecialty rotations for their leadership and humanism just as much as their  clinical and teaching skills.
  • Our residents have many self-instructional opportunitites, simulations, hands-on workshops, large and small-group learning conferences to augment their clinical exposures. You can see some of the conferences on our Facebook page.




Vacation/Time Off


  • House Staff are allowed 4 weeks (28 days) of vacation. Exact dates are needed also list on your schedule requests any special request, such as marriage, family reunions, lectures, etc. Vacations will be Monday through Sunday unless specifically requested otherwise or tied to a night-float rotation.
  • An extra 5-day vacation is allotted at either Christmas or New Year's if on Pediatrics rotations or Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's if on Medicine.
  • Internal Medicine allows a limited amount of personal days per year to use at their discretion during non-call months. These may be used for illness, interviews, etc.
  • Time off may be arranged for educational conferences and presentations.
  • No vacations in July.
  • 3 months of advanced notice is required for changes in schedule or vacations, except in emergencies.