Inpatient Training

Inpatient Team Structure

Residents spinning urineA unique feature of our program is a 1:1 pairing of resident to intern on most of our inpatient services throughout the three years. This affords interns extra support, while providing upper level residents the opportunity for more one-on-one teaching including bedside, evidence-based and chalk talks. Throughout the year the intern will gradually be expected to function more autonomously, while still receiving valuable teaching and guidance provided by an upper level resident.

Each service has a slightly different structure in terms of the number of teams, attendings, and the presence of fellows, as outlined below, with patient caps strictly followed. Services are constantly being reassessed and, over time, undergo design changes with resident and chief resident input to optimize the quality of the training experience. Some of these details have been modified throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to address the unique needs created by this virus throughout the health system.

Elective Opportunities

There are also various inpatient 3-week elective opportunities for residents looking to gain exposure to the available subspecialties. These include rotation on the consult services such as infectious diseases (general and immunosuppressed), cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology (liver and luminal), hematology/oncology, endocrinology, toxicology, among many others. There are also several non-consult service opportunities such as cardiac imaging, procedures, vascular access (focused on CVL placement), ventilators, and research blocks for residents hoping to complete projects for publication.