Curriculum

Program Description:Curriculum


The curriculum provides a breadth and depth of clinical educational experiences in ambulatory and inpatient settings that prepare residents for careers in primary care, general internal medicine and subspecialty training.

The program utilizes a “3+1” block scheduling model, whereby residents are assigned to inpatient rotations or consult services for three weeks at a time, followed by a week dedicated to ambulatory practice. This minimizes scheduling conflicts between inpatient rotations and the ambulatory experience.

All Residents have a dedicated educational session for one half-day on Wednesday afternoons (see section on didactics for more information).


Sample “3+1” Schedule:

Resident 1 Resident 2 Resident 3 Resident 4
Amb Block ER Cards Amb Block
Amb Block ER Cards Amb Block
Amb Block ER Cards Amb Block
Clinic Clinic Clinic Clinic
Wards Wards Endo Wards
Wards Wards Endo Wards
Wards Wards Endo Wards
Clinic Clinic Clinic Clinic


Sample Continuity Week Schedule:

Clinic Week (+ 1): PGY-1 & 2

Monday AM Tuesday AM Wednesday AM Thursday AM Friday AM
Clinic Clinic Clinic Clinic Acute Care
Monday PM Tuesday PM Wednesday PM Thursday PM Friday PM
CQI/Res* Geriatrics Education Half-Day Geriatrics Admin Half-Day

Clinic Week (+ 1): PGY-3

Monday AM Tuesday AM Wednesday AM Thursday AM Friday AM
Clinic Clinic Clinic Clinic Acute Care
Monday PM Tuesday PM Wednesday PM Thursday PM Friday PM
Acute Care CQI/Res* Education Half-Day CQI/Res* Admin Half-Day

*CQI / Res: Continuous Quality Improvement Projects / Research
 

Rotations and Teaching Sites:


The primary in-patient teaching site is Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Other training sites include:

  • Sarasota Memorial Internal Medicine Practice at Newtown: Residents follow their continuity panel of patients throughout the three years of training
  • Pines of Sarasota: Residents develop a longitudinal panel of geriatric patients during the first two years of the program
  • Intercostal Medical Associates: Residents obtain training in endocrinology
  • Florida Cancer Specialists: Residents obtain training in hematology / oncology
  • Sarasota Arthritis and Research Center: Residents obtain training in rheumatology


Number of Rotation Weeks:

Rotation   PGY-1  PGY-2 PGY-3  Total 
 Ambulatory Block Elective  3  3  3  9
 Cardiology  3  0  3  6
 + 1 Week Continuity / Geriatrics  13  13  13  39
 Emergency Medicine / Internal Medicine  0  0  3
 Endocrinology  3  0  0  3
 Emergency Medicine  3  0  0
 Gastroenterology  0  3  3
 Hematology / Oncology  0  3  0  3
 Infectious Diseases  0  0  3  3
 Intensive Care Unit  0  6  9  15
 Nephrology  0  3  0  3
 Neurology  0  3  3
 Night Float  0  0  3  3
 Procedural Rotation / Radiology  0  3  0  3
 Pulmonary Medicine  0  0  3  3
 Rheumatology  0  0  3  3
 Wards  24  12  0  36
 Elective  0  3  3  6

Simulation Training:

SMH has an on-site Simulation Center. Residents will participate in a series of multidisciplinary team simulation exercises (mock codes, rapid response scenarios) using high fidelity simulation equipment, coupled with Standardized Patients. In addition, FSU College of Medicine provides on-site simulation training and assessments for residents.
 

Educational & Leadership Retreats:

Intern Retreat: In May residents who are about to begin their PGY-2 year participate in a full-day retreat that focuses on their clinical teaching skills (based on the Stanford Faculty Development Program on Clinical Teaching) and leadership skills with team building exercises.