During the first year, residents are supervised by senior residents and faculty yet retain primary responsibility for patients. The emphasis during the first year of training is on developing proficiency in treating a wide spectrum of common medical problems encountered in the inpatient setting, including:
- General Medicine
- Critical Care Medicine
Considerable time is spent in the intensive care units, with several months on other medical subspecialty rotations.
As a second-year resident, your responsibilities shift toward providing experience in consultative medicine. Second- and third-year residents have significant supervisory roles, working with both first-year residents and medical students.
During the three years of training, residents will develop and maintain an ambulatory primary care practice. The experience gained in this setting is invaluable, allowing the resident to become competent in the management of common outpatient problems. This continuing ambulatory experience is supplemented by scheduled rotations through a variety of subspecialty clinics.
In addition to continued experience in the intensive care units, second- and third-year residents in the traditional curriculum spend considerable amounts of time in the Emergency Department, providing consultative services and assessing patients for admission to one of the internal medicine services.
They also rotate in such specialties as:
- Infectious disease
Although much of the curriculum is structured, residents have roughly 3-4 months available for electives or research.