Internal Medicine Curriculum and Schedule

Learn more about the Internal Medicine Residency program curriculum.

PGY-1 - PGY-3 Curriculum


In addition to the primary care curriculum and research opportunities, other medical conferences and teaching experiences are held daily. 

These include: 

  • Peer-Education Model Board Review.
  • Case Discussion Hour.
  • Subspecialty Conferences.
  • Grand Rounds.
  • Morbidity and Mortality Review.
  • Journal Club.
  • Critical Care Lectures.

Our internal medicine program has a strong educational curriculum. We have noon conference three days per week that incorporate general internal medicine, subspecialty topics, morbidity and mortality, clinical pathological conferences, journal club, safety and quality, research topics, and a full structured board review curriculum.

Case discussion hour takes place once per week where interesting floor and ICU cases are discussed with emphasis on management. All residents attend conferences, aside from those on night float, swing shift, and emergency medicine rotations.

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds take place every Friday and once per block the College of Medicine hosts Multidisciplinary Grand Rounds for topics of interests to the general medical community in Saginaw with outside speakers

Ambulatory educational program

Friday during the 2 week ambulatory block is Academic Day for the residents. The academic program consists of didactics sessions in the morning. The didactics encompass an ambulatory topic for the first half of the morning followed by ambulatory case discussion hour. 

The afternoon program of the ambulatory block is held in the simulation lab every afternoon. The first half of the afternoon, residents are in Code Leadership where they practice running codes and other emergency scenarios. The second half of the afternoon, the residents are doing a patient centered simulation course that runs linearly throughout the year. (See template below) 

Other activities that occur in the Simulation lab throughout the year include: 

  • FCCS course-fundamentals of critical care course for getting certified in caring for critically ill patients.
  • Sensitive Issues Day- simulation training for male and female genital and breast exams.
  • Procedure Day-simulation training for procedures such as arterial line, central lines, intubations.
  • GTA-gynecological teaching associate-live model training for breast and gyn exams.
  • MUTA-male urogenital teaching associate-live model –live model training for male urogenital exams.
  • OSCE- Observed structured clinical examination-for each PGY year.
  • Practice for procedural training.

Ambulatory block Fridays

All residents attend Grand Rounds on Fridays from 8:00-9:00 a.m. Residents on their ambulatory block continue with the following Friday schedule. 

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.Ambulatory Didactic Topic
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Simulation Case or Code Leadership
After Simulation or Code Leadership,
additional education may include:

Procedure training
Procedure practice
Procedure testing