Curriculum & Schedule

Facilitated by the collaborative and supportive environment you will encounter in each academic setting, this year will aid you in your transition from medical student to clinically competent physician. Visit the Our Residents page to read current intern biographies.
Designed to provide experiences in the supervision of interns and students, this year will help hone inpatient medicine skills in addition to broadening clinical competence in  primary and consultative medicine. Visit the Our Residents page to read current PGY-2 biographies.
The third year provides time for mastery of the academic and clinical skills necessary to become a board certified internist. Visit the Our Residents page to read current PGY-3 biographies.
This one-year program provides a solid foundation for further training. Although schedules vary slightly, pre-lim residents are otherwise indistinguishable from categorical residents & enjoy the same benefits and responsibilities. Visit the Our Residents page to read current pre-lim biographies.





Pulmonary-Critical Care


Sample Schedule

Time per year PGY I PGY II PGY III
General Medicine Ward 2-3 months 3 months 2 months
Medical Intensive Care Unit 1 month 2 months 1 month
Cardiac Care Unit 1 month 1-2 months None
Night Float 0-1 month 1-2 months 1-2months
Sub-specialties/Consults 5 months 2 months 3 months
Emergency Medicine None None 1 month
Elective 1 month 2 months 2 months
Ambulatory Medicine/QI 1 month 2 months 2 months
Vacation 3 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks

Team Structure

One teaching Attending

One PGY-2 or PGY-3 Resident

One or Two PGY-1 Residents: average 6-8 pts each

Two or Three Medical Students

One teaching attending

One Fellow

Two Senior Residents

Two PGY-1 Residents: average 3-4 pts each, no overnight call

Two or Three Medical Students

Available Electives

  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Hospitalist Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • International Elective
  • Nephrology
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Palliative Care
  • Physical Medicine & Rehab
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Procedure/Ultrasound
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Research Elective
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Women’s Health

Primary Care Track

The primary care track provides unique and comprehensive training for those who plan careers in primary care general internal medicine. Our goal is to train highly competent, socially responsible general internists skilled in the contemporary methods of primary care. While maintaining the traditional core of training in internal medicine, the primary care track emphasizes the role of the internist as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team.

The primary care track supplements the traditional track in several ways. First, the curriculum emphasizes rotations in outpatient geriatrics, adolescent medicine, psychiatry, dermatology, community resources, managed care, and women’s health. The curriculum also includes conferences on primary care topics and ambulatory case presentations. Second, elective opportunities are extended beyond the traditional subspecialty rotations to include addiction medicine, allergy and immunology, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and women’s health. Third, the continuity care clinic experience is extended to include two clinics per week on non-call rotations.

In general, the ambulatory care experience emphasizes preparation for the practice of integrated, whole-person, primary care. Residents learn ambulatory procedural skills such as flexible sigmoidoscopy, skin biopsies, and medical gynecology in order to prepare them for the delivery of comprehensive primary care.

Current PCT Residents

HIV Pathway

The HIV Pathway is a specialized pathway within the Primary Care Track. This pathway is designed for physicians who intend to focus on the treatment of persons with HIV infection or who intend to practice in low and middle income countries where HIV is prevalent. This is a Pathway within a Track. You will participate in our Primary Care Track, where one of your clinics will be primary care of the HIV infected patient. This training is currently located at our Veterans Administration Hospital.  You will participate in journal clubs, didactics, local meetings, and webinars focused on HIV care. After passing a rigorous examination towards the end of your residency, you will be credentialed by the American Academy of HIV Medicine, which is something not all ID trained specialists have. You can download a pdf with more information here.

Current HIV Pathway Residents

Global Service Pathway

The Global Service Pathway is designed for physicians who intend to practice medicine in low and middle income countries, pursue humanitarian relief missions, and provide HIV or travelers care. We currently have affiliated sites in Guam, Malawi, Nepal and China.This customized postgraduate experience will prepare you to hit the ground running if you choose to work for the underserved. You will obtain certification in Tropical Medicine, HIV medicine, and Health Emergencies in Large Populations. We have partnered with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of Minnesota to broaden your acquaintance with Global Health experts.

This pathway is a Primary Care Track position. You will receive the same broad Primary Care training, but your second clinic will be an HIV clinic and your electives will all be Global Service electives. Please download this pdf for further information on the global services pathway.

Current GSP Residents

Research Scholars Program

This is a program with the purpose of training selected residents to participate in clinical research. Interested residents will apply to this program during their PGY-1 year. A program selection committee will evaluate applications and vote to approve a candidate to become a research scholar by the end of their PGY-1 year. This program provides adequate time during their 3 year residency to perform meaningful research. The program includes a mandatory research curriculum where scholars are taught:

  • how to formulate research questions
  • conduct a literature review with electronic resources
  • develop and implement a study design
  • basics of biostatistics
  • manuscript preparation
  • how to give research presentations
  • understanding of research ethics
  • funding concepts (loan forgiveness and NIH K grants)
  • research career development

The resident will complete an NIH online course entitled “Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research,” unless prior training has been received. There will be 3-4 months dedicated to research during the residents last two years of training.

The first year is the preparatory phase which has mandatory training in clinical research and acts as a planning stage for the project to be carried out throughout residency. PGY-2 is the investigative phase with 1-2 dedicated research months. PGY-3 is the synthesis phase with 1-2 dedicated research months with focus on statistical analysis and writing an abstract and manuscript.

The RSP is currently open for residency applicants!