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 two and half months of General Inpatient Medicine, one and half months of ICU, one month of Ambulatory Care, one month of Emergency Medicine and five months of electives. Dr. Apaloo, 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 three months of General Inpatient Medicine, two months of ICU, two and a half months of Ambulatory Care, one month of Emergency Medicine, one month of Neurology and one and a half months of electives.
All interns are required to complete a two week quality improvement project called Problem Based Learning and Improvement (PBLI).
Required rotations for Second Year residents include two and a half months of General Inpatient Medicine, two months of ICU, two and a half months of Ambulatory Care, one month of Geriatrics and two months of electives.
Required rotations for Third Year residents include two months of General Inpatient Medicine, two and a half months of ICU, three and a half months of Ambulatory Care, one month of Medical Consults and two months of electives.
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.