Internal Medicine Residency Program Curriculum

Our ACGME accredited Internal Medicine Residency Program uses a block schedule, which represents a four-week period, although some rotations may be 0.5 block long. The intern schedule is based upon 13 blocks. A block schedule makes the switch days standard and facilitates days off and weekend coverage.

Both University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veteran Affairs Medical Center are dedicated to patient safety and quality improvement. With the commitment, our Internal Medicine Residency Program curriculum includes a dedicated process improvement project.

Schedule Sample 2018-2019

PGY1 Categorical

  • 4 - 5 Blocks Wards
  • 1 Block Elective
  • 0.5 Block Professional Development
  • 1.5 Blocks Ambulatory
  • 0.5 Block CICU
  • 1 Block Vacation
  • 1 Block UH MICU
  • 0.5 Block VA MICU
  • 0 - 0.5 Block Jeopardy
  • 1 Block Night Float
  • 1 block Geriatrics

PGY1 Preliminary

  • 6 Blocks Wards
  • 3 Blocks Elective
  • 0.5 Block VA Emergency Department
  • 1.5 Blocks VA MICU
  • 1 Block Night Float
  • 1 Block Vacation

PGY2

  • 2 - 3 Blocks Wards
  • 2.5 - 3 Blocks Ambulatory (split into 5 half blocks spaced throughout the year)
  • 1 Block Vacation
  • 2 Blocks Elective
  • 0 - 0.5 Block VA Emergency Department
  • 2 - 2.5 Blocks ICU (1 Block UH MICU / 1 Block CICU)
  • 0.5 - 1.5 Blocks VA Cardiology
  • 1 - 1.5 Blocks Night Float

PGY3

  • 2 - 2.5 Blocks Wards
  • 1 Block Vacation
  • 3 Blocks Elective
  • 1 Block Patient Safety & Gen Med Consults
  • 2.5 - 3 Blocks Ambulatory (split into 5 half blocks spaced throughout the year)
  • 1.5 Blocks ICU
  • 0 - 0.5 Block VA Emergency Department
  • 0 - 1 Block VA Cardiology
  • 0.5 VA ICU
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