In your second and third years of residency, you will begin focusing more on specialty, critical and ambulatory care.
You will switch programs every two to three months as you continue to build your caseload of patients at your continuity clinic sites. You will continue to be the principal providers of continuity of care to your patients.
There is a strong emphasis on preventive medicine which include initial and periodic health assessments, pre-employment and preparticipation physicals and preoperative clearances.
You will be expected to see 72 adult patients and 72 pediatric patients during your PGY-2 year.
You will be expected to see 90 adult patients and 90 pediatric patients during your PGY-3 year.
You will attend monthly med-peds conferences, as well as any conferences required of internal medicine and/or pediatrics residents depending on which rotation you are on. These will include didactic sessions on core medical knowledge topics, case-based discussions, journal clubs and grand rounds.
Senior residents are often responsible for the supervision and teaching of junior residents and medical students. On inpatient rotations and units, you are sometimes assigned the supervisory resident role and become the team leader for that module.
Senior residents also present on one core knowledge topic per year at the med-peds monthly conference, such as jaundice, COPD or hyperlipidemia.