Rotations

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.

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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.

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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.

Ambulatory

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. 

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Subspecialty

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.