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Curriculum and Conferences


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

During clinic blocks there is a focus on primary care for categorical interns and a focus on urgent and sub-specialty for preliminary interns.

Examples Of Annual Rotation Block Schedules

PGY-1 

  • Medicine wards (5-6 months)
  • Night-Float (1-2 months)
  • ICU (2 months) (2-3 months for preliminary residents)
  • Electives (5 weeks) (2 two week blocks 1 one week rotation)
  • Emergency Medicine (4 weeks) (required for anesthesia residents only)
  • Continuity Clinic Blocks (4-5 single weeks)

PGY-2 

  • Medicine Wards (4 months)
  • Night-Float (1 month) (one 3 week and 1 week block)
  • ICU (1.5-2 months)
  • Emergency medicine at SFGH (3 weeks) 
  • Pulmonary (3 weeks)
  • Cardiology (3 weeks)
  • Renal (3 weeks) (St. Mary’s or San Francisco General Hospital)
  • Hem-Onc (3 weeks) (St. Mary’s or San Francisco General Hospital)
  • Ambulatory Block (3-6 weeks)
  • Continuity Clinic (13 single week blocks)

PGY-3 

  • Medicine wards (3-4 months)
  • Night-Float (4-6 weeks)
  • ICU (1 month)
  • Geriatrics (Multisite rotation in San Francisco) (3 weeks)
  • Neurology (San Francisco General Hospital) (3 weeks) 
  • Rheum (Alameda County Med. Center) (3 weeks) 
  • Anesthesia (2 weeks)
  • Ophthalmology or Women’s Health (2 weeks)
  • Endocrine (San Francisco General Hospital) (3 weeks)
  • GI (2-3 weeks)
  • Research (2-3 weeks) (Program Director approval required)
  • Ambulatory Block (3-6 weeks)
  • Continuity Clinic (13 single week blocks)

Reports, Conferences, Seminars And Retreats

(mandatory attendance)


Reports

Morning Report

7:30 - 8:20 a.m.

Mon., Wed., Fri.

Intern Report

7:30 - 8:20 a.m.

Thursday

ICU Report

7:30 - 8:20 a.m.

Monday

Ambulatory Report & Didactic session

7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday


Conferences

Didactic Conferences

Noon

Monday, Wednesday

Chest Conferences

Noon

Tuesday

EKG Conferences

Noon

Every other Wednesday

Ambulatory M&M

Noon

Once a month

Ambulatory Quality Project

Noon

Once a month

Resident meeting

Noon

Once a month

Journal Club

5 - 7 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

5 - 8 p.m.

Two sessions per year

MKSAP review sessions

2:30 p.m.

Twice a week while on wards

Procedural Skills Seminar

1 - 2 hrs

2 sessions per year

Code Blue Simulated session

ICU TBS

Once a month

 

Retreats

Annual Resident-Faculty Retreat

May of each year

Mini-Retreats as indicated

Fall of each year

 

Hospital Multidisciplinary Conferences and Rounds

Grand Rounds

Noon

Thursday

Tumor Board

8 a.m

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

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday