Education Tracks

Whether you choose to do a three-year categorical residency or a one-year preliminary year, our goal is to provide you with a rich and diverse range of clinical training and educational experiences that will prepare you to be an outstanding physician.

To ready graduates for the changing world of academic medicine, our training program includes a full spectrum of patients and medical problems with an emphasis on hands on training where residents are directly responsible for the care of their patients.

Conferences and Teaching

The Department of Medicine places a strong emphasis on education and teaching. At weekly Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, selected local, national and international experts speak about the latest innovations in their fields. Residents are also encouraged to attend divisional rounds in Cardiology, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Nephrology, Infectious Diseases, Hematology/Oncology, Geriatrics, Psychiatry and Neurology.

Three times a week, residents have Morning Report which is structured as a case-based learning experience for both the simple and complex patients. Faculty participate in this conference, discussing differentials, diagnostic strategies and treatment decisions in an interactive format. At the St. Luke’s site, housestaff also participate in Autopsy Conference every other week, a multidisciplinary conference with Radiology, Pathology and Medicine in attendance that takes place in a special conference room in the Pathology suite. Interactive seminars also include weekly Morbidity & Mortality Conference, Journal Club, and novel conferences such as work flow, resident wellness curriculum and reflective medicine.

Finally there is a daily noon conference which is a vital part of our three-year curriculum designed to cover all important topics of Internal Medicine. Speakers include faculty, fellows and PGY3s, who present one senior lecture representative of their scholarly activity.

Our three-year program gives our residents a solid grounding in all aspects of internal medicine. Any medical career will be well served by this base, whether our trainees go into subspecialty fellowship at an academic medical center or into practice immediately upon graduation. Read more

For those residents who intend to pursue careers in Anesthesiology, Neurology, Dermatology or Orthopedics, we provide a superior year of training in the basics of internal medicine. Read more