PGY-1 Rotations

PGY - 1 Rotations

General Medicine Faculty Service

Duration: 4 Blocks (4 weeks/block)

Description: General medicine inpatient rotation directly under the Faculty of the Department of Medicine. There are 2 general medicine ward teams. Each team consists of a teaching internist, 1 PGY-2/PGY-3 resident, 2 PGY-1 residents and 1-2 medical students. Morning bedside rounds are held daily. Each team takes complete charge of their patients. Subspecialty consultations may be requested as appropriate. Patients admitted under the Faculty service will eventually be followed by the medical residents in their weekly continuity clinic upon discharge.

General Medicine Floors

Duration: 4 Blocks (4 weeks/block)

Description: General medicine inpatient rotation under the private teaching attending/Hospitalist service. There are 2 general medicine floor teams. Each team consists of 1 PGY-2 resident, 2 PGY-1 residents, and 1-2 medical students. Mentor rounds are held daily. Each team coordinates the care of their patients with various private and subspecialty attendings, under the supervision of the PGY-2 resident.

Intensive Care Unit

Duration: 2 Blocks (4 weeks/block)

Description: Each ICU team consists of 2 PGY-3 residents, 1 PGY-2 resident, and 2 PGY-1 residents. Residents gain experience in critical care, ventilator management, and vasopressor support. Multidisciplinary rounds with a teaching intensivist, respiratory therapists, critical care nurses, pharmacists, clergy, case managers and auxiliary staff are held daily. Critical Care lectures are also done daily.

Primary Care

Duration: 1 Block (4 weeks)

Description: Residents work one-on-one with a private primary care physician in his or her private medical office. Residents are expected to gain experience in outpatient management of common medical outpatient complaints.

Ambulatory Medicine

Duration: 1 Block (4 weeks)

Description: Residents rotate through various medical outpatient clinics, which include Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Orthopedics, ED-Urgent Care, and Gynecology. Residents gain experience in performing psychiatric assessments and common outpatient procedures like fundoscopy, otoscopy, Papanicolaou smears and speculum examination.