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Curriculum

Curriculum

Our program has successfully transitioned to an “X+Y” block schedule to minimize conflicting inpatient and outpatient responsibilities. Based on our size of program, we implemented a “6+2” master schedule.  In our model, following 6 weeks of a combination of a core rotation with elective or vacation, there is a 2-week ambulatory block followed again by another 6-week combination of core rotations and electives. During these 6 weeks, while the rotations may vary, residents will not attend clinic. Removal of clinics from the traditional inpatient rotations and elective blocks helps to keep the whole team present each afternoon, allowing for better continuity with patients, less handoffs and more time for teaching and learning. When on the ambulatory block, residents are not pulled to other patient care commitments.

Each academic year consists of 26 blocks of 2 weeks each. The total number of ICU rotations is capped at 6 months.

Curriculum 
 

Blocks Per Rotation for 2021-2022

Rotation PGY1
Preliminary Intern
PGY1
Categorical Intern
PGY2 PGY3
Emergency Medicine

2

0

0

1

Consult

0

0

1

2

Geriatric Medicine

0

0

2

0

Inpatient Medicine

10

10

5

3

Medical Intensive Care

4

4

4

4

Night Medicine

2

2

1-2

1

Medical Admitting Rotation

0

0

1

1-2

Subspecialty Elective Rotation

6

2

4

6

Ambulatory Medicine

0

6

6-7

6-7

Vacation

2

2

2

2