Curriculum

Anthony Martinez, MD Ernesto Leon Velarde, MD.

“I appreciate the flexibility of the novel 4+1 schedule utilized in our training,” says resident Ernesto Leon Velarde, MD (right), with faculty member Anthony Martinez, MD.

Our residency program fulfills all American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)/Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requirements, ensuring you get nationally competitive training in internal medicine.

We prioritize the quality of your training as a physician: You’ll have opportunities to work with patients who have conditions across the spectrum germane to internal medicine, training with experienced, attentive faculty. Our system of affiliated hospitals and clinics gives you experience with multiple care environments and patients from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Our scheduling system divides inpatient and outpatient training, commonly known as 4+1: it alternates traditional 4-week rotations with week-long ambulatory blocks. This allows you to focus on the needs of your patients and your training without being distracted by driving from place to place during their day. Our residents and faculty have universally found this system to benefit both impatient and outpatient training.

6/19/14
ACGME requires that you spend at least a third of your time in ambulatory settings and that you get a thorough experience in caring for patients in the hospital and intensive care units.  Our curriculum and schedule ensure that you will feel confident in caring for patients in any setting you might encounter them.
11/15/18
Your core rotations give you a thorough grounding in the full spectrum of treating conditions germane to practicing internal medicine.
9/4/18
We offer a robust set of electives. You can pursue independent research, develop expertise in specialty areas or enrich your coverage of core areas.
10/21/19
Education is the major goal of our residency program. Our curriculum enables you to participate in a variety of conferences that complement the hands-on training you undertake in our rotations.
5/5/17
Our program trains you in all medical procedures required by the ABIM, as well as additional key competencies we require for graduation, through a standardized credentialing process.