Internal Medicine Residency Curriculum
The Internal Medicine Residency in NYU Langone’s Department of Medicine prepares leaders in healthcare with comprehensive and outstanding clinical training for interns and junior and senior residents.
You acquire essential core clinical skills, as well as the confidence, independence, and professionalism you need to deliver compassionate, high-quality medical care to a diverse patient population as part of comprehensive clinical inpatient, outpatient, and subspecialty training experiences.
In addition to seeing patients, you complete a variety of formal teaching activities designed to enhance the learning that occurs during rotations. As part of your inpatient training, academic activities include daily morning reports, seminars, conferences, morbidity and mortality rounds, weekly department grand rounds, physical diagnosis rounds, point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) training, and “boot camp” in the intensive care unit (ICU).
In the outpatient setting, residents complete academic activities on a half-day schedule. While the focus varies based on residency track, as well as year of training, all residents have small group seminars that emphasize developing self-awareness and reflective practices to bring to your clinical work and teaching.
Outpatient training experiences also include participating in conferences to improve understanding of medical care in clinical macro- and microsystems with topics such as data-driven medicine, health disparities, and quality improvement and patient safety, as well as journal clubs to enhance critical appraisal skills. Educational experiences range from case discussions to interactive seminars, bedside rounds, and didactic lectures.
The 4+2 Model
We use a 4+2 block scheduling model to minimize conflicts between inpatient and outpatient responsibilities and improve care transitions during ambulatory care training experiences.
The 4+2 model alternates four-week blocks of traditional inpatient rotations on the wards, on night float, and in the ICU with two-week blocks dedicated to ambulatory care, electives, and core components of the residency curriculum. This schedule continues throughout your three-year training experience.
This model prevents you from being pulled toward other patient care commitments during ambulatory blocks and allows you to focus more fully on continuity practice, ambulatory care, and electives.