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  • PGY ­1 Residents ­Categorical Program

    Typical Schedule for PGY-1 Intern:
    Inpatient: The PGY ­1 year consists of twelve (12) calendar month blocks which provide the intern with an introduction to sound principles of patient management in the inpatient setting.  Each PGY-1 is assigned 6 - ­7 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 8-10 patients.  Call for inpatient wards is every fifth night. 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.

    Months

    Rotations  No. of Rotations  Long Call Admissions
    Wards 6-7 Q5 & Q10 overnight calls
    Subspeciality rotation 2 No calls
    Ambulatory 1 No calls
    ICU 2 Q3 or Q4 calls

    PGY-1 ­Preliminary Program

    Residents in the PGY ­1 Preliminary Program are assigned six (6) months of general medical inpatient wards. The other six (6) months may include elective experiences in individual medical subspecialties 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 subspecialty medicine. Thirteen (13) block rotations of four (4) weeks each form the backbone of scheduled assignments. Each PGY­2 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, 1 - 2 third-year MSM medical students, and a patient load of 16 - 20. Long call is scheduled Q5. PGY­2's also are assigned one (1) block of ICU/CCU and one (1) block of Night Float. Subspecialty rotations in Cardiology and Gastroenterology are also assigned.

    Outpatient: The PGY ­ 2 year outpatient experience is an expansion of first year activities. A three­ month Ambulatory Medicine Block rotation includes first contact patient experience in the Urgent Care Clinic and outpatient exposure to ENT, office orthopedics, GYN, ophthalmology, and medicine subspecialties. 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
    Subspeciality 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 subspecialty 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 1-­2 interns, 1-­2 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: The PGY-3 outpatient experience is an expansion of first and second year activities. Two (2) blocks of Ambulatory Medicine, one two-week emergency medicine rotation, and one (1) block Geriatric experience at the Tuskegee VA are offered.  Subspecialty rotations in hematology/oncology are also assigned. Other subspecialty electives are also available.

    Blocks

    Rotations  No. of Rotations
    Wards 3
    Subspeciality Rotation 3
    Ambulatory 2
    Stockbridge (CBOC) 1
    ICU 1
    Emergency Medicine 0.5
    Night Float 0.5
    Geriatrics (Tuskegee VA) 1
    Hematology/Oncology 1