Categorical & Preliminary Year
The goal of the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program is to graduate skilled physicians dedicated to life-long learning and compassionate care for patients. We provide Preliminary and Categorical Residents with a broad exposure to the field of Internal Medicine. Our residents get significant experience in Ambulatory Care, Inpatient Medicine and all of the Medical Sub-specialties.
Required rotations during the Preliminary Year include General Inpatient Medicine, ICU, Ambulatory Care, and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Homayounrooz, the Preliminary Year Program Director, works with each resident to fulfill the requirements for a clinical year in their chosen field.
Required rotations for Categorical Interns include General Inpatient Medicine, ICU, Ambulatory Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, PSQI and other electives.
All interns are required to complete a two week quality improvement project called Patient Safety and Quality Improvement (PSQI).
Required rotations for Second Year residents include General Inpatient Medicine, ICU, Ambulatory Care, Geriatrics and PSQI.
Required rotations for Third Year residents include General Inpatient Medicine, ICU, Ambulatory Care, and Medical Consults.
Residents attend Grand Rounds and the core lecture series in the Department of Medicine, as well as didactics specific to each of their rotations. Our residents graduate with the skills needed to enter the practice of medicine or to continue training in the subspecialties of Internal Medicine. Over the past five years, about half of our graduates have gone into practice, while the others have entered fellowship programs.