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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:

  • Journal Club
  • Clinical Pathology Correlation Conferences
  • Case Conferences
  • Faculty Lectures
  • Resident Lectures
  • ACP ABIM certification examination preparation
  • Patient Safety Conferences
  • Quality Improvement Conferences
  • House Staff Meetings
  • Intern School
  • High-Value Care Conferences
  • Fellowship Bootcamp
  • Teaching Residents to Teach
  • Departmental Grand Rounds
 

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

Rotation

PGY-1

PGY-2

PGY-3

Inpatient Wards

3-4 mo

3-4 mo

2-3 mo

Critical Care

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