Residency Training
The hospital is committed to providing a training environment that produces the highest-quality physicians for current and future practice environments. The hospital offers fully accredited three- to six-year residency programs in various disciplines of medicine, and accepts more than 100 residents each year.
In general, the residents rotate through ambulatory and inpatient units, the intensive care unit, the emergency department, and specialty laboratories. At the end of his/her training, the resident assumes full responsibility for his or her patients and take on a greater teaching role for fellow residents and medical students. The didactic teaching program generally consists of weekly case conferences, grand rounds, subspecialty conferences, and core curriculum lectures based on educational objectives as defined by the Office on Medical Education and by individual departments.
In 1998, the hospital instituted a “categorical (general) internal medicine” training program. This program stresses comprehensive training in general internal medicine, after which residents practice primary care in general internal medicine or go on to enroll in advanced training programs in a subspecialty. Recently, a foundation training (PGY) program was founded for those requiring one year of general medical training before entry into another medical field or subspecialty program. A two-year PGY program is also available for the graduates of a newly approved 6-year curriculum program, compared with the one-year PGY program that fits with the traditional 7-year curriculum.