First-year residents can be expected to have approximately 9 months of inpatient Internal Medicine exposure to provide broad introduction to general medicine. This includes 2 months of night float. PGY-1 residents have a full day of continuity clinic every other week along with 2 months of elective rotations during your first year. Interns serve as the primary physicians responsible for the patients under their care. You will provide initial assessment of the patient with support from a member of the teaching team who will supervise your care.
Residents in their second year are responsible for the supervision of first-year residents, students and the overall operation of clinical service. You provide instruction to students and first-year residents. You can expect to spend time in elective sub-specialty rotations, including ambulatory medicine, and will continue to attend ongoing outpatient clinics.
During your third year, you'll spend additional time on elective rotations. You may be involved in supervision of ward services as well. PGY-3 residents will continue to be active in the ambulatory clinic and perform a mentoring role for younger residents. Senior residents may also elect to spend time involved in one of the many research opportunities available at Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center during elective time. Residents will be encouraged to prepare scholarly presentations for regional or national meetings.
Elective options include Adolescent Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Endocrinology, Geriatrics, Hematology, Infectious Disease, Occupational Medicine, Demonology and Sleep Medicine, Rheumatology and more.
Residents should expect to attend at least 80% of the numerous teaching conferences held on a regular basis at St. Vincent Medical Center. Core curriculum conferences have been developed to cover important clinical topics. These teaching sessions help prepare residents to efficiently manage various medical emergencies in the clinical setting.
Morning report occurs 3 days per week, with mandatory attendance from residents and medical students. During this time, residents select and present patient cases, providing a full description of the clinical work-up, diagnosis and treatment. A faculty member is always present to guide and supervise the discussion.
Weekly x-ray and cardiology conferences are held for residents to gain knowledge and learn skills from faculty in these specific areas of care. On a monthly basis, residents will attend Journal club to discuss, critique and learn from medical articles and literature. Faculty and residents from Internal Medicine, Radiology and Pathology will also participate in a CPC and morbidity conference each month.