CMU College of Medicine
Internal Medicine Department
Block Schedule for Rotations by Year of Training

PGY-1 Level
​Institution
​Rotation Name
​Timeframe
​% Outpatient
​% Research

​Site 1
​ICU
​3 blocks
​0


​​Site 1
​Floors 1 and 2
​4 blocks
​0


​​Site 1
​Night Float
​1 block
​0


​​Site 1
​Anesthesia
​1/2 block
​0


​​Site 1 or 2
​Edu Experiences
​1 block
​100%


​Site 4
​VA
​1/2 block
​100%


​Site 3
​Ambulatory Clinic
​3 blocks
​100%

​​PGY-2 Level
​​Institution
​​Rotation Name
​​Timeframe
​% Outpatient
​% Research

​Site 1
​ICU
​1 block
​0


​Site 1
​Floors 1 and 2
​2 blocks
​0


​Site 1
​Night Float
​1.5 block
​0


​Site 4
​VA
​1 block
​100%


​Site 1 or 2
​Electives/Selectives
​4.5 blocks
​33%


​​Site 3
​Ambulatory Clinic
​3 blocks
​100%

PGY-3 Level
Institution
​Rotation Name
​Timeframe
​% Outpatient
​% Research

​Site 1
​ICU
​1 block
​0


​Site 1
​Foors 1 and 2
​2 blocks
​0


​Site 1
​Night Float
​1 block
​0


​Site 4
​VA
​1 blocks
​100%


​Sites 1 or 2
​Electives/Selectives
​4 blocks
​33%


​Sites 1 or 2
​Emergency Medicine
​1 block
​50%


​Site 3
​Ambulatory Clinic
​3 blocks
​100%

Site 1= St. Mary's Hospital of Michigan, Saginaw                                    1 Block=28 days
Site 2= Covenant Hospital, Saginaw
Site 3= Central Michigan University Clinic, Saginaw
Site 4= VA Hospital, Saginaw

Vacation:

  • Residents are allowed to take vacation on inpatient medicine assignments (floor teams, ICU, Back up, night float, 4th call)
  • PGY 1 residents are allowed 15 business days (3 weeks) of vacation and PGY 2 and PGY 3 residents are allowed 20 business days (4 weeks) of vacation which they may take as:
    • Maximum of 5 business days on a one-month rotation.
    • 1-2 days on a 2-week elective provided the elective is more than 10 days.
    • The maximum time off allowed at a time is 2 weeks (10 business days) block in place of a 2-week elective slot.

Required Electives:

PGY-1 Educational Experiences
​Geriatrics/Palliative Care
​Emergency Medicine

​Endocrinology
​Sports Medicine
​Anesthesia
​Neurology/ Psych

​Gynecology
​VA - Urology



​Rheumatology
​VA - Podiatry, Infectious Disease
Electives/Selectives:



​Endocrinology
Cardiology​



​Rheumatology
​Infectious Disease



​Hematology/Oncology
​Gastroenterology



​Nephrology
​Allergy/Immunology

​Pulmonary/ Sleep Med
​Hospital Floor Covenant




SS2 (subspecialty 2 rotation):
Physical Medicine and Rehab/Otolaryngology/Allergy/Dermatology/Endocrine

Didactics:


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

They include:

Daily
  • Morning Report
  • Subspecialty Conferences
  • Bedside Teaching Rounds
Weekly
  • Board Review Conferences
  • Grand Rounds
Monthly
  • Morbidity and Mortality Review
  • Journal Club and Ambulatory Clinic Lectures
  • Critical Care Lectures
  • Tumor Conference
  • Psychosocial Conferences
  • Clinical Pathological Conferences
Bi-Monthly
  • Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program