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Curriculum & Sample Schedule

Curriculum

The three-year residency is geared to provide a very strong foundation in clinical, academic and social aspects of medicine. The Department of Medicine is dedicated to providing a comprehensive curriculum to all medicine residents. Our well-rounded program includes an excellent clinical and research experience, didactic lectures, sessions to educate trainess in  performance improvement, risk management, advance directives, infection control, microbiology, pharmacology, morbidity and mortality conferences and essential clinical laboratory procedures.  Practical experience is provided to learn health care related quality improvement through electives in the senior year of training. Teaching is offered by physicians, ethicists and other qualified personnel. Board reviews are provided at the end of the year to help prepare trainees for the American Boards in Internal Medicine examination.

Conferences, Lectures, Didactics

A comprehensive conference schedule enhances the educational program. Many seminars, conferences and lectures bring residents into close contact and consultation with a variety of disciplines, including the basic sciences. Core lectures in non-internal medicine specialties are also offered. Emphasis is provided for educational morning reports with primary care medicine and subspecialty involvement.

Our program is dedicated to excellence, with a strong emphasis on primary care that is continuous, cost effective and high quality.

Sample Conference Schedule

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

AM

Board Review-Pulm

AM

Board Review-Pulm

Intern Report

AM

Wakefield Grand Rounds

 

AM

Board Review-Pulm

Intern Report

AM

No conferences

Noon

Endocrinology

Noon

Cardiology

Noon

Resident Report

Noon

Radiology Conference

Noon

Infectious Disease

 

Yearly Schedules

Our program follows a traditional 4 week block schedule.  All residents except for preliminary interns participate in continuity clinics at the Wakefield Ambulatory Care Center.  All rotations (inpatient and outpatient) take place at the Wakefield Campus, with exceptions for Oncology and Cardiology as noted below.  During the inpatient rotations, each day team is paired with a night team and teaching rounds take place with both teams present, to ensure robust teaching for the night teams and enhance continuity of care.

Sample Schedules

Year 1

  • General Medical Floors: 2.5 blocks
  • Geriatrics: 1 block
  • Telemetry: 2 blocks
  • ICU: 1 block
  • Night Medicine: 2.5 blocks
  • Ambulatory Medicine: 1 block
  • Elective/Standby: 2 blocks
  • Vacation: 1 block

Year 2

  • General Medical Floors: 2 blocks
  • Geriatrics: 0.5 block
  • Oncology (Moses Campus): 0.5 block
  • Telemetry: 0.5 block
  • ICU: 1.5 blocks
  • Medical Consult: 0.5 block
  • Night Medicine: 1 block
  • Ambulatory Medicine: 1 block
  • Elective/Standby: 4.5 blocks
  • Vacation 1 block

Year 3

  • General Medicine Floor or Telemetry: 1 block
  • Emergency Medicine: 1 block
  • ICU: 1 block
  • Night Medicine: 0.5 block
  • Senior Medical Resident: 0.5 block
  • Cardiac Catheterization (Einstein Campus): 0.5 block
  • Ambulatory Medicine: 1 block
  • Electives/Standby: 6.5 blocks
  • Vacation: 1 block

 

Preliminary Track

The preliminary program provides a well-rounded internal medicine foundation for future specialty training.  The curriculum is identical to the categorical intern curriculum with the exception of additional elective time and no continuity clinic. For further details, please refer to Categorical curriculum.

Evaluations

This is a continuous process. Residents are evaluated by faculty, peers and other members of the health care team (e.g. Nursing) through direct evaluation and online evaluations. Evaluations are completed online through New Innovations (www.new-innov.com) at the end of each rotation. All residents take the ACP-In Training examination at least twice during their training.  Each resident meets with an Associate Program Director twice a year to review progress, goals and areas for improvement.