PGY-I: Two Blocks
PGY-II: Two Blocks
PGY-III: 1.5 Blocks
In the first year of training, there are two different ambulatory experiences. One of the blocks provides the interns with exposure to various outpatient practices, including ophthalmology, orthopedics, oncology, endocrinology, and nephrology during rotating clinics. The second ambulatory block is a general medicine preceptorship where the intern is with a designated community practitioner for the month.
In the second year, the two ambulatory rotations are scheduled in the community. One is a preceptorship similar to the intern year, while the other is at a VA outpatient clinic. These sessions allow our residents to augment their outpatient skills and experience a true office practice of General Internal medicine.
In the third year, the ambulatory experience is likewise varied. One block is a repeat of second year at a preceptorship at a VA general medicine outpatient clinic. For two weeks, the residents will rotate with a geriatrician and for the remaining two weeks, will be on the medical consult service covering internist level hospital problems for their subspecialty colleagues. The medical issues on this service will include among others, anticoagulation, diabetic management, and hypertension control.