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Educational Offerings

Simulation and POCUS Training

  • All residents will have simulation sessions during Y week
  • High-fidelity simulators for high-quality patient care scenarios
  • Classroom for debriefing
  • Computer room for additional training
  • Task trainers for common procedures (lumbar puncture, central venous access, arthrocentesis, etc) 
  • Residents will have the opportunity to train in point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) for procedures and ambulatory-based diagnostic ultrasound


X-week schedule: Noon conferences several days per week 

  • Intern Report/Resident Report
  • Grand Rounds
  • Resident Case Conference
  • Board Review
  • Journal Club
  • Patient Safety Conference
  • Didactics

Y-week schedule: 4-hour ambulatory educational block

  • Ambulatory Case Conference
  • Ambulatory-focused didactics
  • Workshops and skill sessions, including physical exam sessions and POCUS

Scholarly Activity and Research

  • Residents have research support through the CommonSpirit Research Institute
    • IRB access
    • Research staff for consultation
  • Funding is available for residents who present scholarly activity at regional and national conferences

Primary Care Track Experiences

The Primary Care Track is designed to provide additional experiences for residents who desire preparation for comprehensive general internal medicine practice and patient and physician advocacy. PCT residents will have additional experiences including:

  • Society for General Internal Medicine (SGIM) membership all three years (in addition to ACP membership which is provided for all residents)
  • Funding for national SGIM conference attendance during their PGY 2 or 3 year
  • Dedicated ambulatory POCUS training 
  • Additional experiences including rural health, women’s health, HIV primary care, etc
  • Primary Care Journal Club
  • Mentorship opportunities in general internal medicine
  • Advocacy and health policy experiences