Graduate Medical Education

Curriculum

Bethlehem

We offer an X + Y curriculum which features four weeks of inpatient rotations followed by one week of ambulatory training at our continuity clinic site- St. Luke’s Southside Medical Center. This style curriculum minimizes the conflict between inpatient and outpatient clinical responsibilities.

Typical Rotation Schedule

  • Service Weeks
    General Medicine 18
    Outpatient General Medicine Continuity Clinic 10
    Cardiology 4
    Nephrology 4
    Gastroenterology 4
    Pulmonary 2
    Critical Care 4
    Emergency Medicine 4
    Elective 2

    First year residents will have night float embedded in their General Medicine months. They will do an average of 5 nights in a row with 2 days off before restarting days during this rotation. Night float is 7:30 pm to 8 am the next day. During the days on General Medicine first year residents will do a long call shift approximately every 4 days from 7:30 am-7:30 pm. First year residents do not do 24 hour shifts and will not do call during non-general medicine or Critical Care rotations.

  • Service Weeks
    General Medicine 16
    Outpatient General Medicine Continuity Clinic 10
    Infectious Diseases 4
    Hematology/Oncology 4
    Critical Care 4
    Night Float 6
    Electives 8

    PGY 2 residents have a separate night float rotation. During General Medicine months, the PGY 2 senior will do long call every fourth day from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm. They will also have call on Critical Care months. Approximately three to five times per year the senior PGY 2 resident will take call on a weekend for general medicine during an elective.

  • Service Weeks
    General Medicine 10
    Outpatient General Medicine Continuity Clinic 10
    Critical Care 4
    Night Float 4
    Endocrinology 2
    Rheumatology 2
    Neurology 2
    Geriatrics 2
    Elective 16

    PGY 3 residents have a separate night float rotation. During General Medicine months, the PGY 3 senior will do long call every fourth day from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm. They will also have call on Critical Care months. Approximately three times per year the senior PGY 3 resident will take call on a weekend for general medicine during an elective.

    Electives-radiology, ENT, dermatology, allergy & immunology, heart failure rotation, cardiac electrophysiology rotation, echocardiography rotation, sleep medicine, hospice palliative care, office urology, office orthopedics, women’s health, office primary care in a faculty practice setting, sports medicine, research.