Graduate Medical Education

Curriculum

Internal medicine

A Paradigm Shift

The cost of health care, at its current rate, will soon become unsustainable. The paradigm by which we approach and treat many health conditions needs to change. In addition to treating chronic illness, we want to promote chronic wellness. The importance of nutrition and lifestyle change is not only vital in the treatment of chronic illness, but also for the promotion of general health. To that end, a Lifestyle Medicine Program and Curriculum will be incorporated into all three years of your residency training such that you will be able to become certified and sit for the certification exam in Lifestyle Medicine. Included in this curriculum are focused conferences on nutrition as well as the opportunity to participate in a lifestyle medicine ambulatory experience.

  • The first year of your training consists of rotations in the following areas: inpatient hospitalist service, cardiology, nephrology, inpatient neurology, emergency medicine, and critical care. In addition, there are dedicated outpatient rotations in a primary care office as well as an ambulatory medicine rotation with exposure to HIV medicine, women’s health and other ambulatory specialties including ENT and office-based orthopedics. There will also be a night medicine rotation beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year. You’ll also maintain a weekly continuity clinic (except during the critical care and night medicine rotation) where you will follow your own patient panel during your residency training. We are a new residency program; once we reach a full resident cohort we will be switching to a 4+1 integrated curriculum.

  • In the second year of your residency, your training will consist of rotations on:

    • inpatient hospitalist service (as the senior resident)
    • pulmonary medicine
    • infectious disease
    • gastroenterology
    • geriatrics
    • emergency medicine
    • critical care
    • ambulatory focused rotation (with a focus on internal medicine subspecialties including cardiology, pulmonary, nephrology, etc)
    • elective rotations

    You also continue to maintain a weekly continuity clinic where you will follow your own patient panel during your training.

    This is where the flexibility of our program and the experience you will receive at St. Luke’s University Health Network will come into play. Rarely will you get so much hands on experience in the second year of your residency. In your second year of training, you also can pursue a primary care pathway or personalize your own pathway based on your particular career interests.

  • In your third year of training, your training consists of rotations in outpatient endocrinology, outpatient neurology, psychiatry (inpatient and outpatient exposure), palliative care medicine and pain management, rheumatology, inpatient medicine hospitalist service, critical care, and elective rotations. You also maintain a weekly continuity clinic with your own patient panel.