Primary Care

During this first-year rotation, faculty and senior residents will supervise you in an inpatient setting that gives you opportunities to work with a variety of patient populations.

You will see patients in one of three services—internal medicine, family medicine or pediatrics—taking on a diverse caseload to maximize your educational benefit.

Most residents are assigned to an internal medicine or family medicine service, with those on the specialized child and adolescent psychiatry track assigned to pediatrics. At your request, you may also work one month of this rotation in emergency medicine or in an intensive care unit.

Each week, you will attend six to eight hours of departmental seminars, conferences or rounds.

Year Taken

PGY-1

Length of Rotation

Four months

Caseload

The clinical population varies depending on clinical placement. Caseloads vary with the type of service and clinical demand but average approximately:

  • five to eight patients in family medicine
  • six to 14 patients in internal medicine
  • six to nine patients in pediatrics

You may encounter acute and chronic illnesses of all kinds during this rotation.

Clinical Sites