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Conferences

We strive to provide a robust and balanced curriculum that prepares residents for both clinical practice and the ABIM certification examination. Our goal is to teach the core principles of Medicine and offer high-yield information while efficiently utilizing our residents time. We have daily noon conferences that include faculty lectures, case conferences, resident lectures, journal club, ACP ABIM certification examination preparation, and departmental Grand Rounds to name a few. 

Intern School is a lecture series provided in the first two weeks of intern year that provides focused lectures on common topics that arise in internal medicine and the basic competencies to allow interns to manage these issues independently or to identify when to seek out guidance. The lecture series includes high-yield topics such as chest pain, EKG review, radiographic evaluation of line and tube placement, managing fever, shortness of breath, and a number of other high yield topics. The lecture series also includes basic note writing expectations, how to read the schedule, and call expectations. 

Fellowship Boot Camp is a three part lecture series that prepares residents for fellowship application. The first lecture series is an introduction to Electronic Residency Application Service given by former residents and a Q&A session with new fellows. The second part is a Q&A session with departmental program directors regarding the application and interview process. The third part is a mock fellowship interview with faculty. 

 

Rotations

OUMC

​Five inpatient medical services:

  • Four general medicine services
  • One cardiac inpatient service

One critical care service:

  • One medical intensive care service

Core subspecialty services:

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology
  • Vascular Medicine

Non-core subspecialty services:

  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Neurology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • OU Physician Primary Care Clinic
  • Outpatient Cardiology

VAMC

Two inpatient medical services:

  • One general medicine service
  • One academic hospitalist-based service

One critical care service:

  • One medical intensive care service

Subspecialty services:

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Palliative Care
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology
  • Vascular Medicine
  • Additional experiences: Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ORL, Psychiatry, and OB/Gyn

Schedules

As you consider your future career, schedules are designed to provide maximum exposure to our many sub-specialties. Our residents are exposed to multiple sub-specialties and have the opportunity to learn from leaders in the field of gastroenterology, cardiology, rheumatology, infectious disease, oncology, and endocrinology. Ample elective time allows residents to devote at least 3 months to specific sub-specialty experiences, faculty mentored research, and community or global health rotations. 

Rotation

PGY-1

PGY-2

PGY-3

Inpatient Wards

3-4 mo

3-4 mo

2-3 mo

Critical Care

1-2 mo

2-3 mo

1-2 mo

Inpatient Cardiology

1-2 mo

1-2 mo

1-2 mo

Nights

1 mo

0.5 mo - 1 mo

0.5 mo - 1 mo

Consult/Electives

4-5 mo

4-5 mo

6 mo

Vacation

3 weeks

3 weeks

3 weeks

Longitudinal Clinic

0.5 days weekly

0.5 days weekly

0.5 days weekly

**Consult/Electives include required rotations with Geriatrics, Neurology, and Urgent Care Clinic.

PGY-1: Most of the first year focuses on direct patient care, providing an intern with a rich exposure to the breadth of internal medicine and promoting the development of efficient practice habits. There is close supervision by upper-level residents and attending faculty, but interns are expected to develop a more autonomous skill set as the year progresses. Inpatient teams consist of two interns, one supervisory resident, the attending physician, and medical students. This small group promotes camaraderie and facilitates mutual learning and patient care. Night-call for interns is limited to 18 hours. A night float system exists for our general ward and critical care services. Our inpatient services are each on call approximately twice per month. 

Our preliminary interns are given the option to do a month long elective rotation that is focused on their future subspecialty. Aside from this rotation, our preliminary interns’ schedule mimics that of our categorical interns.

PGY-2/3: As residents progress through the second and third years, they assume additional supervisory and management responsibilities. Their own learning is enhanced by opportunities to teach interns and medical students. Less time is spent on wards and critical care rotations and more spent on a wide array of elective options. 

Ambulatory Clinic

All interns and residents will spend one half day a week in our ambulatory clinic. This is an opportunity for interns and residents to provide longitudinal care on an outpatient basis. Residents are allowed to develop a progressive level of responsibility with each training year to facilitate independent practice. Prior to the start of clinic, a didactic session based on Yale Office-Based Medicine Curriculum will be presented. Outpatient care of patients involves:

  • Health maintenance
  • Chronic disease management
  • Post-hospital discharge follow-up
  • Urgent problems

Fellowships