Preliminary Year: Internal Medicine Program
One Year, Preliminary Year Internal Medicine Residency
The Preliminary Year Internal Medicine program is a one-year program for residents pursuing a career in a specialty program, such as Anesthesia, Radiology, Dermatology, or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The department has the same high standards for preliminary and categorical residents. Residents have similar schedules and similar evaluation processes. They attend the same educational conferences and partake in the same learning opportunities.
Differences are as follows:
- Preliminary residents have the option of attending continuity clinic.
- Preliminary residents can do another elective in lieu of Ambulatory Medicine and Rheumatology.
For a list of rotations, refer to the Curriculum Overview.
Residents training in a Preliminary year at West Suburban Medical Center will receive excellent training in the field of Internal Medicine to hold them in good stead for their future careers.