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Internal Medicine Residency Program

  • Resident Assignment

    PGY ­1 Residents ­Categorical Program

    Typical Schedule for PGY-1 Intern:
    Inpatient: The PGY 1 year consists of thirteen (13) blocks which provide the intern with an introduction to sound principles of patient management in the inpatient setting. Each PGY-1 is assigned six - seven months of general medicine inpatient wards. PGY-1 ward assignments may be made at Grady Memorial Hospital or the Atlanta VA Hospital. During this time each intern is responsible for eight-10 patients. Two months of ICU/CCU is also included with a maximum number of new patients set at five (5) and call every third night. The year is rounded out with one month of Ambulatory Care, and two subspecialty rotations.

    Outpatient: To develop and improve the ambulatory care skills of our interns, a ½ day per week continuity clinic is assigned.

    Rotations Number of Rotations Long Call Admissions
    Wards 7 No calls
    Subspeciality rotation 2 No calls
    Ambulatory 1 No calls
    ICU 2 Shifts
    Night Float 1 No calls 

    PGY-1 ­Preliminary Program

    Residents in the PGY ­1 Preliminary Program are assigned six (6) months of general medical inpatient wards. The other seven (7) months may include elective experiences in individual medical sub-specialties and medical ICU. Residents are also assigned to continuity clinic ½ day per week. 

    Typical Schedule for PGY ­2 Residents
    Inpatient: The PGY ­2 year is designed to further increase the resident's exposure to inpatient care as well as sub-specialty medicine. Thirteen (13) block rotations of four (4) weeks each form the backbone of scheduled assignments. Each PGY­ 2 resident is assigned four (4) months of general medicine inpatient wards at Grady Memorial Hospital. During this time each trainee is responsible for supervising two (2) PGY ­1 residents, one - two third-year MSM medical students, and a patient load of 16 - 20. Long call is scheduled Q5. 

    PGY­ 2's also are assigned one (1) block of Night Float. Sub-specialty rotations in Cardiology and Gastroenterology are also assigned.

    Outpatient: The PGY  2 year outpatient experience is an expansion of first year activities. PGY-2’s have two (2) or three (3) blocks of Ambulatory Medicine Block rotation includes first contact patient experience in the Same Day Sick Clinic or the East Point CBOC. During these rotations, residents have outpatient exposure to ENT, office orthopedics, GYN, ophthalmology, and medicine sub-specialties. Residents are also assigned a one (1) block emergency medicine rotation. The one ½ day per week continuity clinic continues with the exception of the one month ICU and ECC rotations. 

    Blocks

    Rotations No. of Rotations
    Wards 4
    Sub-speciality Rotation 3
    Ambulatory 2
    East Point (CBOC) 1
    ICU 1
    Emergency Medicine 1
    Night Float 1

    Typical Schedule for PGY­3 Resident

    Inpatient: The PGY-3 year broadens the resident's exposure to inpatient care as well as sub-specialty medicine. The four-week thirteen (13) block rotations continue.  Each PGY-3 resident is assigned three (3) blocks of general medicine inpatient wards at Grady Memorial Hospital or the Atlanta VA Hospital.  During their ward rotations each resident is responsible for supervising one-two interns, one-two third-year medical students, and 16-20 patients.  Call is assigned no more frequently than every fifth night.  One (1) block of ICU/CCU and a PGY-3 Night Float rotation are also assigned.

    Outpatient: PGY-3’s have two (2) or three (3) blocks of Ambulatory Medicine Block rotation includes first contact patient experience in the Same Day Sick Clinic or the Stockbridge CBOC. During these rotations, residents have outpatient exposure to ENT, office orthopedics, GYN, ophthalmology, and medicine sub-specialties. In addition, PGY-3’s have a dedicated one (1) block Geriatric experience. Sub-specialty rotations in hematology/oncology are also assigned. Other sub-specialty electives are also available.


    Blocks

    Rotations Number of Rotations
    Wards 3
    Sub-speciality Rotation 3
    Ambulatory 2
    Stockbridge (CBOC) 1
    ICU 1
    Night Float 1
    Geriatrics  1
    Hematology/Oncology 1