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Program Philosophy


  • Diverse Pathology
  • Centers for Excellence Bring Depth and Breadth of Experience
  • Independence and autonomy
  • Diverse Patient Population
  • Diverse Curriculum
  • Diverse Faculty, Housestaff and Students


  • Diverse and Flexible Curriculum (see below)
  • Special Tracks
  • Innovative Initiatives
  • Excellence in Research
  • Community Service (see below)
  • Department of Community Service
  • Opportunity for away electives/International electives and research

Pathway Development

A firm commitment to structured Core training in Internal Medicine is coupled with flexibility for residents to pursue a wide range of elective training opportunities. During the PGY-1 year, each resident’s progress is carefully assessed through competency-based advancement by one of the core program directors assigned as a mentor. By dividing our large program into small groups, each closely followed by a program director we assure individualized and personalized follow-up through training. Early exploration of career pathways is encouraged especially during the during the research month. Residents are paired with additional Research, subspecialty or pathway mentors to help them optimize and enhance training during the PGY-2 and PGY-3 years.

The Key elements of our Pathways are Block Rotations that concentrate experiential learning for residents in their area of interest, working closely with faculty mentors who are experts to help provide on-on-one supervision and guidance. Elective, Inpatient and Outpatient rotations, and research/ scholarly activity rotations are carefully adjusted to ensure the residents have 6-8 Blocks during the PGY-2 and PGY-3 year that enhance their career interests and focus.

Our pathways include:

  • Traditional Fellowship pathway
  • Clinical and Basic Scientist pathway
  • Hospital Medicine pathway
  • Option for Hospital Medicine fellowship
  • General Medicine pathway – may include Women’s health or Primary Care
  • Option for General Medicine Fellowship – HRSA Primary Care Grant
  • Research in Medical Education pathway (Gordon Center)