PGY1 Year

PGY1 group photoThe schedule of your first year will depend on your track: categorical, primary care, or preliminary. Our program is on a “3+1” scheduling model. The year is scheduled in thirteen 3-week rotations broken up by thirteen 1-week ambulatory weeks in between the rotations. Below is a brief breakdown of what the year looks like for each training track.

Your first year is an exciting time, as you learn to apply the concepts you have learned in medical school to clinical practice. You will rapidly expand your knowledge base and acquire practical skills needed to successfully practice medicine. As an intern, you will be the primary physician for your patients, both inpatient and outpatient, and will be delivering outstanding care with the guidance of upper level residents and world-class attending physicians.

Categorical Track

Inpatient — 12 rotations which include a combination of: Coronary Care Unit, Acute Cardiology Service, Neurology, Medical Intensive Care Unit, General Medicine, Digestive Health focused General Medicine, and Hematology-Oncology. 1 rotation of a consult elective, prioritizing career interest.

Outpatient/Ambulatory — Experiences in continuity clinic, geriatrics, and various subspecialties during thirteen 1-week blocks (the “+1” weeks).

Primary Care Track

Inpatient — 11 rotations which include a combination of: Coronary Care Unit, Acute Cardiology Service, Neurology, Medical Intensive Care Unit, General Medicine, Digestive Health focused General Medicine, and Hematology-Oncology.

Outpatient/Ambulatory — 3 weeks of Women’s Health, 3 weeks at Northridge Primary Care, and thirteen +1 weeks with experiences in continuity clinic, geriatrics, and various subspecialties.

Preliminary Track

Inpatient — 28-30 weeks of inpatient rotations including a combination of: General Medicine, Digestive Health focused General Medicine, Acute Cardiology Service, Neurology, Medical Intensive Care Unit, and Coronary Care Unit.

Outpatient/Ambulatory — 22-24 weeks of outpatient rotations in various electives as well as time seeing patients at the internal medicine resident continuity clinic. Preliminary interns do not carry a continuity clinic patient panel.