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Internal Medicine / Pediatrics

A Day In The Life


Rotations
The training in each specialty is intertwined and progressive; residents alternate between departments every three months (i.e., every three rotations). This tempo keeps their knowledge of each specialty fresh and reduces the anxiety associated with switching rotations. It also allows residents to experience both specialties during each season of the year.

Through their residency training, our Med- Peds residents gain expertise at caring for both hospitalized patients on the wards as well as complex outpatients in the continuity clinic. They also complete a wide variety of subspecialty rotations that focus on both inpatient and outpatient subspecialty issues.

Continuity Practice
All Medicine-Pediatric interns attend continuity clinic one afternoon each week.  Med/Peds residents attend two afternoons per week. All interns and residents are to develop a patient panel of their own. 

Conferences
Academic Conferences: Both the Internal Medicine Department and the Pediatrics Department hold academic conferences with topics that reflect both inpatient and outpatient curricular guidelines.

Grand Rounds: Both the Medicine and the Pediatrics Department hold Grand Rounds presentations. The Department of Medicine hosts Grand Rounds on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. The Department of Pediatrics host their Grand Rounds presentation each Wednesday. Speakers are a mix of both local and visiting professors.

Resident Education Day (REDD): REDD sessions occur on the second Thursday of every month. During these sessions, our residents have protected time to participate in our Med- Peds specific ambulatory curriculum, journal clubs, board review, and sports medicine workshops.
 
Summer Lecture Series: Beginning the month of July, a 12 week lecture series has been developed to cover a broad range of topics including a focus on elements of critical care. The topics constitute our core curriculum.  

In-Training Examination: A yearly in-service exam is offered by both departments to help evaluate the progress of residents as they develop over the course of 4 years. Results are then reviewed and discussed with the program director during semi-annual reviews.