Curriculum

Reading’s Internal Medicine Training Program emphasizes competence in:

  • Decision-making skills.
  • Rewarding doctor/patient relationships.
  • Practice improvement/patient safety skills.
  • Clinical inquiry/core research skills.
  • Reflective skills for life-long learning and satisfaction.

Beyond the rotation experience, the program provides year-long experiential training in practice improvement, research inquiry, and personal development through a distinctive portfolio program.

There is significant flexibility in the curriculum, allowing residents to develop the specific skills critical for their future training or practice.

Sample Year Curriculum

First Year Categorical Internal Medicine

4 blocks Inpatient Medicine
1 block ICU
1 block Cardiology
2 blocks Ambulatory Care
1 block Night Float
1 block Hybrid Introductory Block

3 months elective (at least 1 elective ambulatory based)

Second Year Categorical Internal Medicine

2 blocks Inpatient Medicine
1 block ICU
1 block Nephrology
1 block Cardiology
1/2 block Geriatrics
1 block ER
1 block Ambulatory Care
1 block Night Float
1 block Transitions of Care

3 months elective (at least 1 elective ambulatory based)

Third Year Categorical Internal Medicine

2 blocks Inpatient Medicine
1 block ICU
1 block Cardiology
2 blocks Ambulatory Care
1 block Night Float
1/2 block Geriatrics
1 block Neurology

3 months elective (at least 1 elective ambulatory based)