Curriculum

The academic year is divided into thirteen, four week blocks. Rotations are typically two or four weeks per block. Primary sites include Rush University Medical Center, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and The Rush Adult and Pediatric Primary Care clinic, where residents experiece longitudinal ambulitory care. Tailored to resident interest, rotations may also take place at various nonprimary locations.

The “Guidelines for Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Training Programs,” jointly approved by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics, provide guidance for Med-Peds Programs.

The Rush Med-Peds curriculum is carefully designed to meet these guidelines while striking a balance between experiences in primary and tertiary care and between inpatient and outpatient settings. Flexibility is maintained to allow residents to pursue special interests.

Rotations

The Med-Peds Residency strives for this balance. Residents rotate between internal medicine and pediatrics at least every three months. Some intern-level rotations may be scheduled in the PGY-2 academic year.

  • Intern year is 12 months 
  • The academic year is divided into thirteen, four-week rotations.
  • Residency schedules are 2 or 4 week blocks including 4 weeks of vacation.
  • During the first 2 years of training residents typically switch every 3 months between internal medicine and pediatrics.
  • In the last 2 years of training residents switch as often as every 1-2 months depending on requirements and individualized schedules.
  • Research Blocks and away rotations (4 weeks of each total over the course of the last 2 years) are also available to those that are interested.

PGY 1

Internal Medicine Pediatrics
2 floor 2 floor
1 MICU 1 GCN
1 CCU 1 NICU
1 ER Adolescent medicine
N/A 1 Development and behavior

PGY 2 - 4

Internal Medicine Pediatrics
4-5 floor (hem-onc, HIV, general floor) 2-3 floor
1 MICU or CCU 1 PICU
4-6 electives 2 NICU (3 total)
N/A 4 electives
N/A 3 ER/acute care/CORE

Education

Internal Medicine

  • Noon Conference 
  • Grand Rounds 
  • Board Review
  • Afternoon report
  • Research grand rounds
  • Patient safety conference
  • Residents as teachers series
  • Residents as scholars series
  • Clinicopathology case (presented by resident)
  • Intern report (for interns on medicine)

Pediatrics

  • Noon Conference 
  • Grand Rounds 
  • Board Review
  • Simulation Lab Series
  • Case Conference
  • Patient Safety & Quality Conference
  • Ethics Conference
  • Behavior & Development Conference
  • Journal Club
  • House Staff Meetings

 

Med-Peds

  • Monthly Meeting
  • Journal Club
  • Steering Committee
  • Switch Party
  • Annual Retreat

 

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