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Internal Medicine Residency

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The Internal Medicine Curriculum is a well-balanced mix of inpatient and outpatient experiences in general internal medicine and subspecialties. This enables the resident to become an excellent primary care physician and provides a solid internal medicine foundation for the resident entering a subspecialty fellowship.

FIRST YEAR SECOND YEAR   THIRD YEAR
6 months of General Medicine Wards* 4 months General Medicine Wards* 4 months General Medicine Wards*
1 month of ICU** 1 month ICU** 1 month ICU**
2 months of Night Float*** 6 months Electives/Selectives**** 7 months Electives/Selectives****
3 months Electives/Selectives**** 1 month Emergency Medicine  

Internal Medicine Residents at Texas Health Dallas

L-R is Christy Wang, M.D., PGY-1, George Nazarewicz, M.D., PGY-1, Arjun Mittra, M.D. PGY-2, and Mary Guirguis, M.D., PGY-1

* During the general medicine ward months, residents are on-call every fourth night. All residents receive four days off per month (a Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday). Additional vacation days are not permitted.

** During the ICU months, the residents work Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to no later than 6 p.m. Residents are not on-call at night and have weekends off.

*** The Night Float has two interns per month working five to six consecutive nights followed by five to six days off. The day of the NF intern starts at 10 p.m. and ends at 8 a.m. During this time, the intern takes cross-cover calls, responds to codes with the resident on call and admits new patients if the team has not capped by that time.

**** During the elective/selective months, residents work Monday through Friday. Residents do not take overnight call and are generally allowed to take up to five consecutive vacation days during the elective/selective months.

The following is a list of Selective rotations that categorical residents must complete during their residency (12 in total):

1 month of Ambulatory Medicine 1 month of Infectious Diseases
2 months of Cardiology 1 month of Nephrology
1 month of Endocrinology 1 month of Neurology
1 month of Gastroenterology 1 month of Pulmonary Medicine or a second month in Gastroenterology
1 month of Geriatrics 1 month of Rheumatology
1 month of Hematology-oncology

The following is a list of Elective rotations: (4 in total)

Allergy/Immunology* Gastroenterology   Private Practice
Ambulatory Medicine Geriatrics Rheumatology
Cardiology Hematology/Oncology
Dermatology* Infectious Diseases  
Emergency Medicine Nephrology  
Endocrinology Pulmonary Medicine *Can do combined month with 2 weeks each

 

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