Curriculum & Conferences


Our curriculum spans across the spectrum of internal medicine, sub-specialty medicine, and those non-internal medicine specialties, including Anesthesia, Neurology, Gynecology, Dermatology, PM&R and Radiology. 

During clinic blocks there is a focus on primary care for both categorical and preliminary interns although in the course of the academic year, there will be additional exposure to other specialty and sub-specialty clinics.  

Examples of Annual Rotation Block Schedules

PGY-1 

  • Medicine wards (5-6 months)
  • Night-Float (1-2 months)
  • ICU (2 months) 
  • Electives (8 weeks) (2-4 week blocks )
  • Emergency Medicine (4 weeks) (required for anesthesia)
  • Continuity Clinic Blocks (6 single weeks)

PGY-2 

  • Medicine Wards (4 months)
  • Night-Float (1 month) 
  • ICU (1.5-2 months)
  • Emergency medicine at SFGH (4 weeks) 
  • Pulmonary (3-4 weeks)
  • Cardiology (3-4 weeks)
  • Renal (3-4 weeks) (St. Mary’s or SFGH)
  • Hem-Onc (3 weeks) (St. Mary’s or SFGH)
  • Ambulatory Block (4 weeks) 
  • Continuity Clinic (11 single week blocks)

PGY-3 

  • Medicine wards (3-4 months)
  • Night-Float (4-6 weeks)
  • ICU (1 month)
  • Geriatrics  (2-3 weeks)
  • Neurology (SFGH 4 weeks) 
  • Rheum  (3-4 weeks) 
  • Anesthesia (2 weeks)
  • Endocrine (SFGH 3-4 weeks)
  • GI (2-3 weeks)
  • Research (2-3 weeks) (Program Director approval required)
  • Ambulatory Block (3-6 weeks) 
  • Continuity Clinic (12 single week blocks)

Reports, Conferences, Seminars, and Retreats (mandatory attendance)

COVID-19 precautions: All reports and conferences are virtual until further notice

Reports

Morning Report

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Mon., Wed., Fri.

Intern Report

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Thursday

ICU Report

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Monday

Ambulatory Report: Yale Module

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday

 

Conferences

Didactic Conferences

Noon

Mon-Wed-Fri

Chest Conferences

Noon

Tuesday

EKG Conferences

Noon

Every other Wednesday

Behavioral Med Curriculum

1 pm

Tues

Quality Project curriculum

1 pm

4x/year

Resident meeting

Noon

Once a month

Journal Club

Noon – 1 p.m.

Once a month

Board Review

5 - 7 p.m.

Once a week: Nov-May

 

Seminars

Annual Ethics Seminar

5 - 7 p.m.

Two sessions per year

Career Development

noon time

Two sessions per year

 

 

 

Procedural Skills Seminar

1 - 2 hrs.

Academic ½ Day 1-2 sessions

Code Blue Simulated session

Fri AM

Each resident has 4 sessions a year

 

Retreats

Annual Resident-Faculty Retreat

May of each year

Annual Intern Retreat

April of each year


Hospital Interprofessional Conferences and Rounds

Grand Rounds

Noon

Thursday

Tumor Board

8 am

Monday

Breast Panel Board

Noon

Monday

Hospital Point of Care Rounds

9:30 a.m.

Daily while on Wards

Clinic Huddle

8:50 – 9 a.m.

Mon., Wed., Fri.

Clinic Case Conference/Behavioral curriculum

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday



Academic ½ Day: Friday 9-noon

- Procedure Curriculum

- Code Blue and RRT simulation

- QI Curriculum (year - long with team QI projects )

- Projects planned: POCUS curriculum