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 between Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Our residents are divided among each categorical side 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 share advice/best tips 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 electives.

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.

Throughout your training:

  • Our residents experience a robust curriculum with simulations, hands-on workshops, online lectures, large and small-group learning conferences to augment their clinical exposures. Some of our conferences are featured on our Facebook and Instagram
  • There is a strong focus on learning and teaching, including a coaching program focused on creating individualized study plans, that ensures our residents are well-prepared for their dual board examinations. It's no surprise that we have a 100% pass rate on both boards for the past 3 years.
  • We have residents that elect to participate in focused tracks within our categorical Pediatric program depending on their areas of interest. These include distinction pathways in Global Health, Advocacy and Research.
  • Our residents have ample opportunities for leadership within categorical quality improvement and advocacy projects, serving on a multitude of institutional/program councils and elected positions in state, regional and national committees including AMA and NMPRA.

 


Vacation/Time Off

 

  • House Staff are allowed 4 weeks (28 days) of vacation. Exact dates are needed as well as  schedule requests for 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 annually 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.
  • We are unable to allow vacations in July. 
  • 3 months of advanced notice is required for changes in schedule or vacations, except in emergencies.