GME Internal Medicine

The Residency Experience

Every effort is made to construct a custom curriculum for each resident based on his or her personal and professional goals.

The program is unique in that we alternate inpatient and outpatient blocks.

Inpatient Months

Inpatient teaching occurs in the wards and consists of:

  1. General medical ward blocks with teaching at the bedside by academic hospitalists and select hospitalist teaching faculty.
  2. Medical consults: senior residents have the opportunity to work one on one with attending physicians with a focus on providing consultative medical care as a consultant rather than as the primary service. Time is spent co-managing medical comorbidities in surgical patients, hospitalized psychiatric/behavioral health patients, and complex diabetic patients.
  3. CVICU and ICU months staffed by an intensivist.

Additional notes:

  • Residents work an in-house hospital “long shift” until 6 p.m. approximately Q4 days. Senior residents are immediately available supervising interns.
  • There are two 2-week blocks of night float annually.
  • No more than 80 hours per week is spent on patient care duties.
  • Residents have at least one full day out of seven free of patient care and responsibilities.

Elective Months

Electives occur in the primary care and specialty offices (which may include inpatient consults), as well as in the JFK community clinic.

  • Interns are on back up call/jeopardy approximately 4 weeks per year, covering inpatient or JFK duties as needed.
  • Seniors are on back up call/jeopardy approximately 3 weeks per year.
  • Residents will cover Saturday night float shifts 3-6 times per PGY year.

Didactic Syllabus

  • Daily: formal didactic noon conferences.
  • Twice a week: inpatient morning report
  • Weekly: Medical grand rounds
  • Academic Half Days: imbedded in JFK clinic weeks and covers topics including communication seminars, POCUS training, study skills, billing and coding and much more!

Internal Medicine Residency Program

Learn more about the internal medicine residency program at Mercy Hospital.

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