Categorical Track

The Categorical Internal Medicine Program is designed to assure that each resident obtains a broad internal medicine foundation allowing for career options in both general and subspecialty medicine. Our residents are provided with faculty mentoring and career counseling to help them create individualized educational programs.

Each year has a particular focus. The emphasis during the first-year residents is on building clinical skills and finding their passion within internal medicine. Second year residents focus on clinical decision making and team management. In the third year, residents hone their skills with greater autonomy and focus on becoming leaders and educators.

   PGY1  PGY2  PGY3

 Inpatient Medicine

14-18 Weeks  8-10 Weeks  6-8 Weeks

Inpatient Cardiology

 2-4 Weeks 2-4 Weeks 2-4 Weeks


 4 Weeks  4 Weeks

 2-4 Weeks

 2-4 Weeks Night Float

 Night Float

 4 Weeks

 6 Weeks
 Medicine Wards

 2 Weeks  Cardiology

 2 Weeks
 Medicine Wards

 2 Weeks  Cardiology

Inpatient Hematology/Oncology

 2-4 Weeks  2-4 Weeks 2-4 Weeks

 Emergency Medicine

 2 Weeks    

 Ambulatory Primary Care

 10 Weeks  10 Weeks 10 Weeks


  2 Weeks  


    2 Weeks    

 Medicine Consults

     2 Weeks


4-6 Weeks 6-8 Weeks 12-14 Weeks


Personal/Sick Days

4 Weeks

5 Days

 4 Weeks

5 Days

4 Weeks

5 Days




**Additional time off will be given at the discretion of the program director to attend academic conferences if the resident is presenting during PGY2/3 year and for job/fellowship interviews in the appropriate year.

*Elective Rotations include (but are not limited to):

  • Cardiology Consults
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology Consults
  • Hospice Care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Microbiology
  • Nephrology
  • Outpatient Hematology / Oncology
  • Palliative Care
  • Pulmonary Consults
  • Radiology
  • Research
  • Residents as Teachers
  • Rheumatology
  • Rural Medicine