Traditional Tracks

Doctors choosing our hospitalist/traditional tracks are those who see themselves in inpatient-based careers, including Pulmonary/Critical Care, Cardiology, Nephrology, and Hospitalist Medicine. All allopathic and osteopathic rotation inpatient and ambulatory requirements are met over the course of 3 years, but the structure allows focus on skills necessary for excellence in hospital medicine.

Features of the Tracks

  • Teaching service rotations with team-based model and strong focus on evidence-based medicine and systems of care
  • Hospital Medicine elective one-on-one with a hospitalist focuses on practical aspects and business of medicine
  • Patient pool shared with non-teaching hospitalist service for a broad array of pathology and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Up to 3 months of research blocks available, in close collaboration with a clinical research mentor, our faculty research facilitator, and the head of our Research division
  • Cutting-edge database mining tools for radiology, lab, and vital/demographic data
  • Senior rounds for real-time evidence-based questions in small group format
  • One-on-one and small group experiences in our Simulation Center to sharpen skills in clinical decision making, ACLS algorithms, and performance of procedures
  • Rapid Response Team interdisciplinary training in our Simulation Center with Nursing and Respiratory Therapy
  • Quality Improvement training provides skills needed to understand and impact complex systems of care to improve quality of care and patient safety

Sample Year Curriculum

First Year Categorical Internal Medicine

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

3 blocks 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 block Transitions of Care
1/2 Geriatrics
1 block ER 
1 block Ambulatory Care 
1 block Night Float

3 blocks 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

4 blocks elective (at least 1 elective ambulatory based)