Internal Medicine: CURRICULUM

Year One:


  • Four blocks (16 weeks) of general internal medicine (met using rotations with general internists, or using rotations with internal medicine subspecialists whose practices include an emphasis on IM) 

  • One block (four weeks) of critical care (ICU/CCU), or ongoing supervised exposure to critical care throughout the training program

  • One block of cardiology

  • One blockof surgery (general surgery, perioperative medicine, or surgical ICU)

  • One block of emergency medicine

  • One block of women’s health (half of which must be ambulatory gynecology)

  • Three blocks of selectives chosen by the program director (IM subspecialty; additional general IM; ICU; geriatrics; palliative medicine; radiology; anesthesia; neurology; psychiatry; OMM; dermatology; pediatrics; family medicine; or any nonmedical surgical ambulatory specialty such as orthopedics, ENT, urology, or ophthalmology)


 Years Two and Three:

  • Residents are in the traditional hospitalist track and incorporate approximately 50 percent of their time in general internal medicine. 


  • Either a primary care track or a traditional (hospitalist) track must be selected (a model curriculum for enhanced training in hospitalist medicine is available on the ACOI website).


General Internal Medicine:

General medicine services must comprise no fewer than eight months and no more than 16 months of the second and third years of the residency.


Subspecialty medicine:

A minimum of one month experience with each of the following subspecialties must also be provided: pulmonology; endocrinology; gastroenterology; hematology/oncology (combined or separate); infectious disease; nephrology; rheumatology; neurology.










IM Contact:

Susan Slate, MS
Office: 540-953-3528

Fax: 540-953-5453