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Program Overview

The residency training program in Internal Medicine is thirty-six (36) months in duration, with the first year consisting of an American Osteopathic Association (AOA)-approved internship or its equivalent in an institution in which an AOA-approved Internal Medicine residency exists and which meets the criteria for approval by the American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI) and the AOA.

This program will train six (6) osteopathic internal medicine residents enrolled in the program during each training year for a total of eighteen (18) residents. This program is structured to provide an osteopathic resident with advanced and concentrated training in internal medicine and to prepare him/her for examination leading to board certification in this discipline.

Program Curriculum
The general structure of the Internal Medicine Residency Program is as follows:

Post-Graduate Year 1:

  • 6 months of General Internal Medicine
  • 1 month of Cardiology
  • 1 month of Emergency Medicine
  • 1 month on Night Float
  • 1 month of Women’s Health
  • ½ month of Radiology
  • ½ month of Anesthesiology
  • 1 month of Electives
  • All residents attend a half-day continuity clinic every week

General Surgery (Perioperative Medicine) block requirements for PGY-1 will be completed within the General Internal Medicine block.

ICU/CCU units are considered “open.” The ICU 4 week requirement will be completed during the General Internal Medicine block.

Post-Graduate Years 2 and 3:

  • 12 months of General Internal Medicine
  • 1 month of Pulmonology
  • 1 month of Endrocrinology
  • 1 month on Gastroenterology
  • 1 month of Hematology/Oncology
  • 1 month of Infectious Disease
  • 1 month of Nephrology
  • 1 month of Rheumatology
  • 1 month of Neurology
  • ½ month of Otolaryngology (Outpatient)
  • ½ month of Dermatology (Outpatient)
  • 3 months of Electives
  • All residents attend a half-day continuity clinic every week


Acceptable electives are as follows:

  1. Any Internal Medicine Subspecialty
  2. Additional General Internal Medicine
  3. Palliative Medicine
  4. Neurology
  5. Psychiatry
  6. Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  7. Dermatology
  8. Any non-medical ambulatory surgical specialty, such as:
     Orthopedic Surgery
     Otolaryngology
     Urology
     Ophthalmology

Rotations are subject to review and modifications by approval of GMEC.