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Residents

Curriculum

First Year

The first year of residency emphasizes the inpatient experience, during which house calls average every one in four nights, with strict compliance with New York state work hour rules. Interns spend one to two half days per week, regardless of rotation, seeing their continuity patients in the Family Medicine Center. There is a wide variety of exposure, from obstetrics to pediatrics to surgery and anesthesia, during the first year.

First Year (13, four-week rotations)
  • Obstetrics
  • Obstetrics
  • Surgery/Anesthesia
  • Surgery/Anesthesia
  • Elective
  • Family Medicine Inpatient
  • Medicine Night Float
  • Medicine Inpatient
  • Family Medicine Outpatient
  • Gynecology
  • Pediatric Inpatient
  • Pediatric Outpatient
  • Nursery

Second Year

As a second-year resident, a significant emphasis is placed on taking more clinical responsibilities and enhancing decision-making skills. There are four months of inpatient medicine where residents are the primary physicians for their patients. Each resident will manage his/her own inpatient service with supervision by an attending physician. This is held to be a strong component of the residency. In addition, second-year residents spend two to three half days per week in the Family Medicine Center.

Second Year (12, one-month rotations)
  • Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • Ambulatory Pediatric
  • Pediatric Emergency Room
  • Behavioral Science
  • Emergency Room
  • ENT
  • Elective
  • Elective

Third Year

The third-year resident has a significant role in teaching and supervising junior residents. The PGY3 resident assumes direct responsibility for leading the Medicine Teaching Service and Family Medicine Inpatient Teaching Service. Office efficiency and management are also priorities, and all third-year residents attend weekly conferences to prepare for job hunting and transition to life after residency. Office time increases to four half days per week; however, call is limited.

Third Year (13, four-week rotations) 
  • Medicine Admitting Resident
  • Medicine Night Float
  • Family Medicine Inpatient
  • Community Medicine
  • Pediatric Elective
  • Geriatrics
  • Dermatology
  • Elective
  • Pediatric Elective
  • Orthopedics
  • Urology/Ophthalmology
  • Elective
  • Elective

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