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Training Overview

The OU department of combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Program consists of four years of training in the care of patients of all ages.

The clinical education of each Medicine-Pediatrics resident is integrated with the OU department of categorical Internal Medicine and Pediatrics programs. Due to the nature of our X+Y schedule and the broad range of clinical settings we must master, we uphold a 16-month intern year to equip each intern with the necessary experiences to perform as an upper level resident. Following intern year, residents will progress through 32 months of training as upper-level residents under the supervision of faculty physicians and fellows. Individual roles, expectations, and responsibilities advance in a graduated fashion with each resident as he or she demonstrates increasing skills and knowledge in accordance with the ACGME Core Competencies. Opportunities to participate in scholarly activities are available throughout the training program; but are emphasized to a greater degree in the 3rd and 4th years of residency.

Our schedule follows an X+Y pattern of 6+2 (meaning 6 weeks of core rotations or electives followed by 2 weeks emphasizing ambulatory medicine and resident education). This schedule promotes improved wellness for our residents while providing focused training in ambulatory medicine and increased protected time dedicated to resident education. We alternate between Internal Medicine and Pediatrics with each 8-week block. Our residents are integrated into the “backup” systems and overnight call schedule of our categorical programs. At this time our program does not include any at-home call.

Upon completion of the four-year program, our Internal Medicine-Pediatrics graduates are eligible to sit for both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics certifying examinations.

The mission of the University of Oklahoma Science Center Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program is to foster the next generation of Med-Peds physicians who will provide excellent care for patients of all ages. Residents are equipped to provide patient-centered, compassionate, and high-value care in both inpatient and outpatient settings for the diverse population of Oklahoma.