The program’s curriculum consists of 13 four week rotation blocks. The curriculum is structured with its required rotations providing a substantive strong experience in fundamental clinical skills while its generous number of electives to provide a customized clinical base year experience for differing priorities based on choice of advanced specialty training.
The following rotations are required:
Internal Medicine: 5 blocks (20 weeks)
Surgery-Trauma: 1 block (4 weeks)
Emergency Medicine: 1 block (4 weeks)
Ambulatory Primary Care: 1 block (4 weeks)
Two of the remaining 5 blocks are deemed medicine ‘selectives.’ Residents in the program must choose two subspecialty areas in medicine or a critical care unit rotation to satisfy this requirement.
Three blocks are elective. Choices include above medical subspecialties plus the following:
(*rotations in departments without sponsored or affiliated residency programs)
Curricula are individualized for each resident based on choice of future specialty and individual preference. Certain advanced specialties have requirements for the clinical base year (anesthesiology, dermatology, neurology, among others). Curriculum planning prioritizes those needs.