Whether you choose to do a three-year categorical residency, our primary care track 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.
Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS)
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has become an increasingly common tool that internal medicine physicians utilize on a daily basis. It allows for rapid assessment at the bedside to help diagnose a variety of conditions, and helps to steer additional workup and treatment decisions, especially in situations where patients may be clinically decompensating. POCUS further improves accuracy and efficiency when performing bedside procedures, including peripheral IV insertion, paracentesis, and thoracentesis, among many others. Given the ever-growing importance of POCUS in internal medicine, the residency program is committed to integrating formal ultrasound training into the already outstanding longitudinal curriculum. Residents now have the opportunity to receive a series of didactic sessions on specialized ultrasound topics during their academic half days, learn and practice organ systems-based ultrasound skills in simulation case-based scenarios, and gain more hands-on ultrasound experience through two separate ultrasound electives (one with a focus on critical care, and one with a focus on hospitalist medicine). This innovative, longitudinal POCUS curriculum will enable the residents to gain experience and expertise in this ever-growing field, and will undoubtedly prove useful to all of them in their future careers.
Academic Half Day
Academic Half Day is our weekly educational conference during which interns and residents have protected time dedicated to learning. Each conference, structured around a high-yield core topic, consists of four learning activities. A variety of educational methods promote engagement, discussion and long-term knowledge retention. Attending physician participation is a key component of each Academic Half Day Conference and many of our world class faculty are invited to deliver focused lectures, participate in an Attending Challenge or moderate our Afternoon Report discussions during which an intern or resident presents an interesting case they have encountered. We utilize small groups, moderated by a Chief Resident or Attending Physician, to discuss each case in the context of differential diagnosis, appropriate investigations and treatment.
Research and Scholarly Activities
Our Research and Scholarly Council (RSC), led by Dr. Georgina Osorio, aims to support resident’s efforts in scholarly work during the course of their residency training.
Monthly meetings are held to discuss relevant topics to research (providing guidance on scientific writing, process of publication, and writing up case reports). Residents also invited to present their abstracts (poster and/or oral presentations) that have been accepted to upcoming scientific meetings to their colleagues. Research interest groups for each field of medicine from Cardiology to Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine foster further collaboration among the Residents and Faculty research mentors.
Our quarterly RSC Newsletter not only showcases the latest accomplishments of our residents in local, national, and international meetings, but provides a centralized guide for Residents to be aware of current research opportunities, upcoming conference abstract/registration deadlines, and further resources such as IRB training workshops.
An annual research week highlights the breadth of research that our Residents our conducting with poster sessions open to all Residents and Faculty. Faculty serve as judges to determine the best overall abstract from 5 different categories (clinical vignette, clinical research, basic science, quality improvement, and medical education) with selected abstracts presented at Grand Rounds by each Resident at our “Research and Scholars Day.”