Curriculum Overview

Intern Year:

Our residents complete a 15-block internship before moving to supervisory roles, this amounts to approximately 14 months. Our categorical sides have X+Y (or block scheduling) and they rotate on the same dates on both sides. We have a modified Med-Peds schedule, as more continuity clinic time is planned during Y (elective) blocks.

  • The intern year is divided into sections of 3-4 blocks. The sections 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 in October to 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 their 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 sections of 3-4 blocks depending on their scheduling needs. 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 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.
  • Our residents have ample opportunities for leadership within categorical quality improvement and advocacy projects, serving on a multitude of institutional/training program councils and elected positions in state, regional and national committees including AMA and NMPRA.


Pediatric Distinction Tracks

  • We have residents that elect to participate in focused tracks within our categorical Pediatric program depending on their areas of interest. These include distinction tracks in Global & Underserved  Health, Advocacy, Medical Education and Research. View in more detail on our Peds Residency Site.

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.
  • 3 months of advanced notice is required for changes in schedule or vacations, except in emergencies.