Curriculum

Our curriculum provides a well-balanced training experience for individuals seeking a career in combined internal medicine-pediatrics. At the completion of the training program, graduates will have maximum flexibility for career options in primary care, academics, or categorical/combined subspecialty training.  Residents rotate in 3-month cycles between internal medicine and pediatrics during all four years of training.  The program balances ambulatory, inpatient and subspecialty rotations with progressively increased supervising responsibility. Ample elective time is also provided for residents to explore career interests, participate in global health, and perform research projects. Med-Peds residents are also able to participate in categorical Internal Medicine tracks. Available tracks include Clinical Educator, Health Disparities, Primary Care, and Women’s Health.

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Sample Block Schedule

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Daily Education

Daily learning is a priority at UAB. Both the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics provide daily morning reports and noon conferences as well as weekly grand rounds. While residents are responsible for selecting and presenting clinical cases, there is excellent faculty participation in morning reports campus-wide. Noon conferences focus on providing residents the knowledge needed for the practice of inpatient and outpatient medicine/pediatrics. Subspecialty conferences are also open for residents to attend if desired. 

Our Med-Peds training program also hosts bimonthly noon conferences where speakers are invited to speak on topics pertinent to both internal medicine and pediatrics. These conferences are coordinated by our chief resident and cover a range of medical topics as well as topics related to wellness, quality and safety, professional and personal development. We also have biannual town halls which provide residents the opportunity to discuss improvements to the program. 

Both the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics have robust simulation centers. These simulation centers afford residents the opportunity to increase their knowledge and hone their clinical skills in the context of real life patient scenarios.  

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Continuity Clinic Experience 

A vital component of any Med-Peds training program is the continuity clinic experience. Med-Peds residents practice within the internal medicine and pediatric continuity clinics alongside their categorical co-residents. This continuity clinic structure ensures an integrated and equal exposure to ambulatory internal medicine and pediatrics. On inpatient rotations, Med-Peds residents attend one-half day clinic session per week, alternating each week between medicine clinic and pediatric clinic. On outpatient rotations, Med-Peds residents attend a half day clinic session of both medicine and pediatric clinic each week. By the end of residency, Med-Peds residents will have completed the same amount of continuity clinic as their categorical counterparts. The Med-Peds curriculum also provides ample opportunities for Med-Peds residents to work in a combined clinic experience alongside Med-Peds faculty at the UAB Leeds or Gardendale Internal Medicine-Pediatrics clinics. The variety of ambulatory clinic opportunities gives our residents exposure to various practice models and a greater exposure and understanding of primary care in an academic versus private practice setting.