UAMS.EDU

Training Overview – IM

As of July 1st 2016, our program has adopted a 4+1  week block schedule for all interns and residents: a block consists of 4 weeks on an inpatient/elective service followed by 1 week of ambulatory medicine. Rotations are divided into primary patient care on medical wards, ambulatory care and intensive care units (MICU or CCU) over the course of 3 years of training including one month in the Emergency Department and various electives.

All in all, our program has a philosophy of progressive increase in responsibility throughout the training.

Below are rough estimates of what to expect over 3 years of training, which does take the latest ACGME training requirements into account:

Post Graduate Year 1 (Intern)

  • 20-24 weeks of inpatient ward rotations
  • 10 weeks of ambulatory medicine
  • 2-4 weeks of elective rotations
  • 4 weeks of geriatrics and neurology
  • 6-8 weeks of ICU (CCU/MICU)
  • 4 weeks of ER
  • 4 weeks of night float medicine

PGY-2

  • 16-18 weeks of inpatient ward rotations
  • 10 weeks of ambulatory medicine
  • 14-16 weeks of elective rotations
  • 6-8 weeks of ICU (CCU/MICU)
  • 4 weeks of night float medicine 

PGY-3

  • 16-18 weeks of inpatient ward rotations
  • 10 weeks of ambulatory medicine
  • 14-16 weeks of elective rotations
  • 6-8 weeks of ICU (CCU/MICU)
  • 4 weeks of night float medicine