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Program Resources


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 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 lecture series that prepares residents for fellowship application through introduction to Electronic Residency Application Service, Q&A sessions with fellows,  and Q&A sessions with departmental program directors. 




​Four inpatient medical traditional ward services comprised of two interns and one upper-level resident. 

One academic hospitalist-based service comprised of one upper level resident. 

One cardiac inpatient service which includes a mix of med-surg, step-down, and intensive care service level patients. 

One medical critical care service.

Core subspecialty services:

  • Cardiovascular medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology
  • Neurology 

Non-core subspecialty services:

  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Women's Health 
  • Advocacy
  • Global/Rural Health 
  • Radiology
  • Research
  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Hepatology


One inpatient medical service comprised of two residents and two interns. 

One medical intensive care service.

Subspecialty services:

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Palliative Care
  • Pulmonology


In July of 2023 the OU Internal Medicine Residency transitioned from traditional block scheduling to X+Y scheduling to allow for improved outpatient continuity clinic care experience as well as exposure to outpatient subspecialties while balancing wellness. 

Residents complete 6 weeks of mostly inpatient blocks followed by 2 weeks of outpatient experience. Current inpatient core rotations as well as electives are listed above.  The 2-week outpatient "Y" block consists of 8 half-days of continuity clinic in Nicholson Tower as well as 8 half-days in the following areas: endocrinology, infectious disease, pulmonology, hematology/oncology, rheumatology, cardiology, dermatology, geriatrics, emergency medicine, gastroenterology, and addiction medicine. Additionally built into the Y weeks are dedicated half days reserved for research, with the goal of publication or poster presentation at the end of the year, journal clubs, POCUS, and administrative work. 

Rotation PGY-1 PGY-2 PGY-3
Inpatient Wards 3-4 months 3-4 months 2-3 months
Critical Care 1-2 months 2-3 months 1-2 months
Inpatient Cardiology 1-2 months 1-2 months 1-2 months
Nights 1 month 0.5 - 1 month 0.5 - 1 month
Consult/Electives 2-3 months 3-4 months 4-5 months
Vacation 3 weeks 3 weeks 3 weeks
Longitudinal Clinic 3 months  3 months  3 months 


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 shifts for interns are limited to 12 hours + handoff. A night float system exists for our general ward and critical care services 7-days a week eliminating the need for 24 hour calls.  

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. 


Sample Schedules: 

Education Level 1-Jul 17-Jul 31-Jul 14-Aug 28-Aug 11-Sep 25-Sep 9-Oct 23-Oct 6-Nov 20-Nov 4-Dec 18-Dec 1-Jan 15-Jan 29-Jan 12-Feb 26-Feb 11-Mar 25-Mar 8-Apr 22-Apr 6-May 20-May 3-Jun 17-Jun
PGY-1 Wards Wards GI Y week Wards ID MICU Y week Cardiology Consults CCU Cardiology Consults Y Week Wards CCU Endocrinology Y week Wards Wards House Officer Y week ICU Wards ICU Y week Wards Wards
PGY-2 Y week Advocacy Palliative Care Heme/onc Y week GI Wards Wards Y week Rheumatology Wards Wards Y week Women's Health CCU CCU Y week Pulmonology CCU Float Admit Nights Y weeks Wards Cardiology Consults ICU Y week CCU Float
PGY-3 ICU Y week Research Wards Admit Nights Y week Cardiology Consults Neurology Neurology Y week Wards Wards Radiology Y week Pulmonology Palliative Care ICU Float Y week Cardiology Consults Nephrology ICU Float Y week CCU CCU ID Y week


Ambulatory Clinic

All interns and residents will spend four half-days a week in our ambulatory clinic during their Y block. 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