Rotations


UT-Nashville Internal Medicine residents receive their training in a variety of clinical and educational settings.  Beginning in 2015, the program adopted a 3+1 ambulatory block schedule. Typical schedules can be found below.

Year One

Addiction Medicine
Ambulatory Medicine
Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Geriatrics
Infectious Diseases
Inpatient General Medicine
Night Float
Palliative Care
Vacation

Year Two

​Ambulatory Medicine
Critical Care
Endocrinology
Gastroenterology
Inpatient General Medicine
Nephrology
Neurology
Night Float
Rheumatology
Vacation

Year Three

​Ambulatory Medicine
Cardiology
Critical Care
Hematology Oncology
Infectious Diseases
Inpatient General Medicine
Night Float
Primary Care
Pulmonary Medicine
Vacation

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. Residents rotate on inpatient service teams at both hospital training sites.

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 Medicine

The continuity clinic experience incorporates a diverse group of patients that each resident follows throughout residency.  The 3+1 ambulatory block schedule is structured so that residents spend 13, one-week blocks per year in clinic.  During each ambulatory week, a resident attends 4-6 half day sessions seeing his or her patients.  The rest of the week is structured into reverse classroom sessions led by residents and attended by faculty, which focus on various topics in ambulatory medicine and quality improvement.

Subspecialty

Subspecialty rotations are interspersed between inpatient medicine months and are designed to further each resident's clinical competency as applied to each subspecialty. Subspecialty rotations required include:  Cardiology, Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Hematology, Oncology, Nephrology, Neurology, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Pulmonary, Rheumatology, Dermatology, and Ambulatory Medicine.

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