Curriculum

The Internal Medicine Program is mindful of all ACGME and New York State work hours regulations. All categorical residents will attend their continuity practice for one half day each week, except while on night float or vacation.

Our residents will be assigned to take part in performance improvement projects. We also stress the importance of the role of physicians as teachers and encourage all of our residents to participate in medical student and community education initiatives.

The PGY -1 schedule consists of:

  • Inpatient internal medicine–16 wks

  • Vacation–4 wks

  • Ambulatory Block–4 wks

  • Night Float–8 wks

  • Emergency Medicine–4 wks

  • Elective–4 wks

  • Critical Care Medicine–8 wks

  • Addiction Medicine–4 wks

The PGY -2 schedule consists of:

  • Inpatient Internal Medicine–16 wks

  • Vacation–4 wks

  • Ambulatory Block–4 wks

  • Ambulatory Selective Block-2 wks

  • Night Float – 8 wks

  • Elective–4 wks

  • Critical Care Medicine 8 wks

  • Women's Health–2 wks

  • Medical Admitting Resident-3 wks

  • Selective-1 wk

The PGY - 3 schedule consists of:

  • Elective – 8 wks

  • Vacation – 4 wks

  • Inpatient Internal Medicine – 6 wks

  • Ambulatory Block – 4 wks

  • Oncology–6 wks

  • Critical Care Medicine–8 wks

  • Cardiology–2 wks

  • Geriatrics–4 wks

  • Neurology–2 wks

  • Addiction Medicine–4 wks


General Core Competency Goals and Objectives of the Internal Medicine Program

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has established six core competencies which must be integrated into the Internal Medicine educational curriculum. We have designed our curriculum around these competencies, with the goal to train competent, compassionate, effective and efficient physicians.

  1. Integration of the ACGME Core Competencies throughout the curriculum

  2. Promote and foster an understanding of the Core Competencies to both faculty and resident

  3. List the goals and objectives for each competency

  4. Demonstrate graduated expectation and responsibility within each Competency

  5. Utilize Milestones and other mechanisms to effectively measure Competencies

  6. Collect performance data from each rotation

  7. Utilize performance data to identify opportunities for improvement in resident, faculty and program performance

  8. Design and implement corrective measures based on the opportunities of improvement which have been identified