The Med-Peds program has been developed with careful consideration for the special needs of our residents. Combining two excellent university teaching programs with a comprehensive ambulatory training track ensures a well-balanced experience for individuals seeking a career in internal medicine and pediatrics.
The program is structured to include a balance between ambulatory, inpatient and subspecialty rotations with progressively increased responsibility to senior/supervisory status.
At the completion of the training program, graduates will have maximum flexibility for career options in primary care, academics, or subspecialty training in medicine, pediatrics or both.
The curriculum is divided equally over four years allowing completion of 24 months of training in both internal medicine and pediatrics. Residents rotate in 3-month cycles during all four years of training. During the first year our residents are provided a foundation in internal medicine; rotating through several facilities, general medicine ward months, emergency department, exposure to cardiology and ambulatory medicine. In similar fashion, basics of pediatrics are established with general rotations, well baby care, NICU experience and emergency pediatrics. Click here to view our curriculum (Note: The attached file is a PDF. Click here to download the free Adobe Reader.).
One entire month during the intern year is spent call-free at the faculty Med-Peds practice working one-on-one with Med-Peds-trained preceptors.
The second and third years continue to expand the breadth of experience. Further subspecialty ward exposure is combined with unique ambulatory experiences in both medicine and pediatrics. Resident preference in rotations is emphasized.
Ample elective time is also available for research projects, overseas electives/missions or rotations in other specialties (Ortho, ENT, etc.).
Second and third year residents also begin supervising the care of interns and students.
In the final year residents assume a team leader position on both medicine and pediatric general ward services, outpatient services and subspecialties. They also serve as additional primary educators for our students and interns.