Electives and Non-Call Rotations
The amount of time assigned to electives increases from 3 months in the first year to 6 months in the third year. Residents may serve on traditional consultation services such as cardiology, gastroenterology, pulmonary, nephrology, hematology-oncology, infectious diseases and other medicine subspecialties. In addition, residents are required to complete neurology and medical consult rotations. Additionally, residents are encouraged to choose three ambulatory based electives such as dermatology, endocrinology or rheumatology.
Electives are also available in community medicine, occupational medicine, rehabilitation medicine, gynecology, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, anesthesiology, orthopedics, radiology and pathology. Other rotations, including research projects and electives in Medical Education or Quality Improvement, can be arranged to meet the needs and interests of residents.
Medical Consult (PGY-3)
On the medical consultation service, you will perform medical consults for the non-medicine services for a period of two weeks. You will participate in an interdisciplinary approach to patient care while you co-manage patients with several other non-medical services. From this work, you will learn the basic tenets of liaison work, master pre-operative patient evaluations, and review relevant literature.