We believe in several fundamental principles as an Internal Medicine residency training program, and have designed our curriculum to match these principles. These include:
- Residents should be intensively trained in all fundamental aspects of inpatient and outpatient Internal Medicine.
- Modern-day residency training must increasingly emphasize care in the ambulatory setting.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.