Curriculum

Curriculum

Each block is a four (4)-week rotation. Each half (½) block is a two (2) week rotation.

Post Graduate Year (PGY) 1

Rotation Length
Inpatient Medicine Service 6 blocks
Intensive Care Unit 2 blocks
Ambulatory 1 block*
Cardiology 1 block
Emergency Medicine 1 block
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation ½ block (2 weeks) at Westlake Hospital**
Palliative Care ½ block (2 weeks) at Westlake Hospital
Vacation 2 half-blocks (1 block total)

Post Graduate Year (PGY) 2

Rotation Length
Inpatient Medicine Service 2-3 blocks
Intensive Care Unit 1 block
Night Medicine 1-2 blocks
Ambulatory 2 blocks*
Infectious Disease 1 block
Nephrology 1 block
Pathology at Westlake Hospital 1 block**
Elective at University of Illinois at Chicago 1 block
Nephrology 1 block
Endocrine 1 block
Vacation 2 half-blocks (1 block total)

Post Graduate Year (PGY) 3

Rotation Length
Inpatient Medicine Service 2-3 blocks
Intensive Care Unit 1 block
Night Medicine 1-2 blocks
Ambulatory 1 block*
Geriatrics 1 block
Cardiology ½ block (2 weeks)
Infectious Disease ½ block (2 weeks)
Rheumatology 1 block
Hematology/Oncology 1 block
Elective 1 block**
Pulmonary ½ block
Gastroenterology ½ block
Vacation 2 half-blocks (1 block total)

* Residents will do two (2) continuity clinic sessions per week during certain Ambulatory rotations
** "Elective" rotation – 3 months total

Ambulatory
(Each is two (2) weeks and will be paired into a one (1) month block)

  1. Pain Management
  2. Behavioral Health
  3. Otolaryngology/Audiology/Vascular
  4. Ortho/Occupational Medicine
  5. Allergy/Immunology
  6. Dermatology/Wound Care
  7. Urology/Nephrology
  8. Ophthalmology

Electives

  • Anesthesia
  • Medical Spanish
  • Palliative Care (at MacNeal Hospital)
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (at MacNeal Hospital)
  • Radiology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Surgery

Continuity Clinic numbers for 36 months

  • Blocks without clinic: Night Medicine, Vacation, Emergency Medicine
  • 32 blocks with clinic x 4 clinics/block = 128 clinics.
  • Four (4) additional clinics/week during Ambulatory x 4 blocks = 16 additional clinics.

Curriculum rotation and length is subject to change.