Curriculum/Didactics

Curriculum/Didactics

Rotation schedule

 

The academic year consists of 13 blocks which are each four weeks in length. A sample of the internal medicine curriculum is listed below.

 

Block

PGY 1

PGY 2

PGY 3

1

Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

2

Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

3

Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

4

Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

5

Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

ICU

6

Internal Medicine

ICU

Rheumatology

7

ICU

Emergency Medicine

Cardiology

8

Emergency Medicine

Cardiology

Nephrology

9

Cardiology

Dermatology

Neurology

10

Pulmonary Medicine

Infectious Disease

Hematology/Oncology

11

General Surgery

Anesthesia/Radiology

Endocrine

12

Inpatient Psychiatry

Gastroenterology

Allergy/Immunology

13

Women's Health

Elective

Elective


Out rotations: ICU in PGY 1 is completed at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Ore., and endocrine in PGY 3 is completed at the Portland VA and Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Ore.  
 

Didactic Components

The clinical experience will be supplemented by a structured didactic program comprised of daily morning report, daily noon conference, grand rounds, Harrison's Club, and OMT clinics and workshops.

Daily morning report (monthly template schedule below)   

 

Week

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1

Journal Club

Inpt Medicine Case

Psychiatry Case

Inpt Medicine Case

Outpt Medicine Case

2

Sub Specialty Case

Inpt Medicine Case

EKG Rounds

Inpt Medicine Case

Outpt Medicine Case

3

OMT Case

Inpt Medicine Case

Tumor Board

Inpt Medicine Case

Outpt Medicine Case

4

MKSAP Review

Inpt Medicine Case

Psychiatry Case

Inpt Medicine Case

Outpt Medicine Case

 

Daily noon lectures

Lectures cover a wide variety of topics and sub specialties aimed at creating a well-rounded learning experience. The noon lecture curriculum series consists of the following areas:

  • General Internal Medicine
  • Sub-Specialty Medicine
  • Outpatient Medicine
  • Pharmacy Medicine
  • Business, Law and Ethics of Medicine
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conferences


Grand rounds

  • Occur each Friday with all members of the medical staff


Harrison's Club

  • Occurs monthly over dinner hosted by the program director


OMT clinic and workshops

  • All internal medicine interns will work a minimum of three shifts in the OMT clinic during the academic year
  • Procedure training sessions include: mock codes, mega codes, sonosite and lumbar puncture