Curriculum

The curriculum in our Internal Medicine Residency Program is designed to give you a comprehensive experience while allowing you freedom in choosing electives that fit your career goals.

We have dedicated hospitalist, intensivist and ambulatory faculty that focus on preparing residents for all aspects of internal medicine and help to develop the skills necessary to succeed at the next level. Additional months of any specialty/subspecialty rotation can be arranged with the approval of the Program Director. Academic Half Day and Grand Rounds attendance is mandatory. Morning Report is mandatory on the Inpatient General Medicine Service.

The following list represents rotations for a typical year and is subject to change.

Post Graduate Year (PGY) 1

* Numbers differ or are not required for Preliminary PG-1 residents
** Vacation taken during elective month

  • Internal Medicine Service, 4 Months*
  • Internal Medicine Service Night Float & Associates in Internal Medicine Ambulatory Clinic, 2 Months*
  • Intensive Care Unit, 2 Months*
  • Primary Care, 2 Weeks*
  • Rheumatology, 2 Weeks*
  • Electives, 3 Months*
  • Vacation, 3 Weeks**

Post Graduate Year (PGY) 2

  • Internal Medicine Service, 3 Months
  • Internal Medicine Service Night Float & Associates in Internal Medicine Ambulatory Clinic, 2 Months
  • Intensive Care Unit, 2 Months
  • Nephrology (Rush University Medical Center), 1 Month
  • Electives, 3 Months
  • Emergency Medicine, 1 Month
  • Vacation, 3 Weeks**

Post Graduate Year (PGY) 3

  • Internal Medicine Service, 3 Months
  • Internal Medicine Service Night Float & Associates in Internal Medicine Ambulatory Clinic, 1 Month
  • Intensive Care Unit, 1 Month
  • Geriatrics/Consultation Service, 1 Month
  • Neurology, 1 Month
  • Electives, 5 Months***
  • Vacation, 3 Weeks**

Approved Electives

  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Ambulatory Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology***
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Geriatrics***
  • Hematology/Oncology***
  • Infectious Diseases***
  • Neurology***
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Physical Medicine / Rehab
  • Radiology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Urology

*** A required elective, must be completed during residency.