UTHSC Internal Medicine - Nashville residents receive their training in a variety of clinical and educational settings. Typical schedules for respective PGY-1, PGY-2, and PGY-3 can be found below.


Year One

  • Inpatient General Medicine - 6 months
  • Geriatrics - 1 month
  • Neurology - 1 month
  • Emergency Medicine - 1 month
  • Critical Care - 1 month (no overnight call)
  • Night Float - 1 month
  • Ambulatory - 1 month
  • Vacation - 4 Weeks

Year Two

  • Inpatient General Medicine - 4.5 months
  • Night Float - 1.5 months
  • Nephrology - 1 month
  • Critical Care - 1 month (no overnight call)
  • Rheumatology - 1 month
  • Endocrinology - 1 month
  • Elective - 1 month
  • Gastroenterology - 1 month
  • Vacation - 4 Weeks

Year Three

  • Inpatient General Medicine - 3 months
  • Night Float - 1 month
  • Cardiology - 1 month
  • Pulmonary Diseases - 1 month
  • Infectious Diseases - 1 month
  • Elective - 1 month
  • Hematology/Oncology - 1 month
  • Primary Care (including Dermatology, Addiction Medicine, Ophthalmology) - 6 weeks
  • Critical Care - 1 month (no overnight call)
  • Quality - 2 weeks
  • Vacation - 4 Weeks

Inpatient Service

The general medical inpatient service is designed to enable residents to evaluate and manage patients with a broad range of medical problems in both the intensive and non-intensive care settings. There is no overnight call during the inpatient rotation for PGY-1 and on average 3 overnight calls for PGY-2/3 residents.


Night Float

The night float rotation is designed to provide each resident with the experience of admitting patients during night time hours, as well as managing in-hospital needs and emergencies of his or her colleagues’ patients during the night.  Effective transition of care is a point of emphasis on the night float rotation.  PGY-1 residents do one month of night float under the supervision of a senior resident.


The continuity clinic experience incorporates a diverse group of patients whom each resident follows throughout residency. The resident spends one-half day per week in the clinic precepted by one of the full-time faculty. The residents learn under the guidance of an experienced internist.  In the interest of systems-based practice, PGY-1 residents are also afforded a 4-week Ambulatory block with a private practice internist. 



Subspecialty rotations are interspersed between inpatient medicine months and are designed to further each resident's clinical competency as applied to each subspecialty. During these blocks, residents have no on-call or weekend responsibilities. Subspecialty rotations required include:  Cardiology, Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Hematology, Oncology, Nephrology, Neurology, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Pulmonary, Rheumatology, Dermatology, and Ambulatory Medicine.