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Internal Medicine Residency Curriculum Overview

About the Program

The Internal Medicine Residency at the UC Riverside School of Medicine is a three-year program that prepares students for the real world by placing an emphasis on education and both outpatient and inpatient experience in excellent and diverse training environments. The program is divided into 13 four-week blocks.

PGY-1

13 four-week blocks

Wards — 4 blocks
ICU — 1 block (split into two week sets)
Cardiology — 1 block
ER/Procedures — 1 block (two weeks each)
Neurology — 1 block
Geriatrics/Palliative — 1 block
Ambulatory Mega-Block — 3 uninterrupted blocks
Elective — 1 block

PGY-2

13 four-week blocks

Wards — 3 blocks
ICU — 1 block (split into two week sets)
Ambulatory Sub-Specialty — 1 blocks
Cardiology/Pulmonology — 3 blocks
Ambulatory Mega-Block — 3 uninterrupted blocks
Elective — 2 blocks

PGY-3

13 four-week blocks

Wards — 2 blocks
ICU — 1 block (split into two week sets)
ER/Procedures — 1 block
Preventive Medicine — 1 block
Community Health — 1 block
Ambulatory Sub-Specialty — 2 blocks
Ambulatory Mega-Block — 3 uninterrupted blocks
Elective/Selective — 2 blocks

Ambulatory Mega Block

Rheumatology/Gastroenterology — 3 uninterrupted blocks
Nephrology/Endocrinology — 3 uninterrupted blocks
Hematology-Oncology/Infectious Disease — 3 uninterrupted blocks

Ambulatory Sub-Specialty Block

Dermatology/HIV/Psychiatry — 1 block
Opthal/ENT/GYN — 1 block
Medicine Subspecialty Mix — 1 block
Possible addition of two half days of Continuity Care Clinic

About the Program Curriculum

The Internal Medicine Residency Program at the UC Riverside School of Medicine prepares students for the real world by placing an emphasis on education and both outpatient and inpatient experience in excellent and diverse training environments.

Our program offers more graduate medical education experience than comparable programs, with small, group oriented educational activities. Other features include:

  • Educational half days: for dedicated and protected didactics for all residents in the program.
  • Education is emphasized in ambulatory setting.
  • In-patient rotations are kept to a minimum, with very limited overnight call experiences.
  • More opportunity to build own patient base in continuity clinics.
  • Broad exposure to specialty and sub-specialty areas.
  • Procedure rotation experiences are built into the curriculum.
  • Community Care Project: will allow residents to engage in community health experiences.

Didactics

Protected time for education and didactics on Wednesday afternoons.

  • ECG and XR pearls
  • Lectures by board-certified specialists
  • Morning reports and outpatient topic presentations by residents
  • Ultrasound teaching and practice
  • UCR sim labs
  • Journal clubs and EBM sessions
  • Mortality & morbidity sessions
  • Legal medicine curriculum
  • Board preparation (MKSAP qBank, Uworld qBank, Hopkins PEAC modules, ACP review course)

The last Wednesday of each block is used for resident wellness time.

Admissions and Floats

We adhere to the ACGME guidelines that specify the number of admissions, workload, and work hours for the residents.

We will have no overnight calls for any rotation in the intern year and some NF experience in the senior years.