Rotations

We believe in several fundamental principles as an Internal Medicine residency training program, and have designed our curriculum to match these principles. These include:

  1. Residents should be intensively trained in all fundamental aspects of inpatient and outpatient Internal Medicine.
  2. Modern-day residency training must increasingly emphasize care in the ambulatory setting.
  3. Categorical Internal Medicine residents should rotate through each of the core subspecialties, and the design of the rotations (e.g. inpatient vs. outpatient time) should be reflective of the field.
  4. Resident schedules – particularly in their PGY-2 and PGY-3 years – should be flexible, to emphasize areas of particular career interest.  A resident who plans a career in primary care should have the opportunity to craft a very different schedule from one who plans a career in critical care.
  5. Unique opportunities should be offered when possible for residents with particular interests.  These currently include the Stanford/Yale Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars program, the Quality Improvement elective, research electives, and dedicated courses in Global Health and in Clinical Research.
  • Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars (6-week overseas rotation)
  • Global health course (2-week)
  • Clinical research course (new for 2015)
  • Research block (protected research time, up to 1 month in each of 2nd/3rd year)
  • Homeless outreach rotation
  • Quality Improvement rotation