The AU/UGA Medical Partnership Internal Medicine Residency Program utilizes a 13-block schedule.
Rotations for the PGY I year consist of several blocks of inpatient medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital, along with experiences in cardiology, critical care. Possible rotations in inpatient neurology, nephrology, and gastroenterology. PGY I residents also complete at least one block of outpatient medicine at the residency continuity clinic.
PGY II residents assume more responsibility for patient care, including leading inpatient teams. Rotations for PGY II residents span the discipline of medicine, including emergency medicine, endocrinology, pulmonology, infectious disease, and hematology / oncology. These rotations are completed in addition to the inpatient medicine, cardiology, ambulatory, and critical care blocks. Opportunities to complete away electives are also provided to our PGY II residents in the second half of the year.
Rotations for PGY III residents provide them with final experiences to prepare them for independent practice. In addition to the core rotations of ICU, cardiology, ambulatory, and inpatient, PGY III residents complete a block of night medicine and additional elective time. A unique experience is provided to PGY III residents, as they complete two blocks of rural care medicine in Greensboro, Georgia: providing inpatient care at Good Samaritan Hospital, a critical access hospital, and outpatient care at the TenderCare Clinic, a federally qualified health center. PGY III residents also have the opportunity to complete away electives.
The preliminary medicine track is designed for individuals seeking only one year of internal medicine training. Preliminary year residents are provided with clinical experiences designed to prepare them for anticipated careers in other disciplines such as radiology, neurology, and anesthesiology.
Academic Half-Day and Core Conferences
Our residents participate in interactive sessions at an Academic Half-Day, led by our Internal Medicine faculty. The sessions are held every Wednesday afternoon. The Academic Half-Day topics are based upon the core curriculum of Internal Medicine and are presented in interactive sessions including lectures, case presentations with discussion, web-based content, and podcasts.
The Internal Medicine Residency Program schedules educational conferences throughout the year. These include the following:
- Morning Report
- Grand Rounds
- Journal Club
- Morbidity and Mortality / Quality Improvement Conference
Sub-I opportunities with the Internal Medicine Residency Program may be available to 4th year MD and DO medical students. For information on availability and the application process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and use the subject line “Sub-I Opportunity Inquiry.”