Curriculum

The Curriculum is Competency Based and it is comprehensive, competitive and flexible. As shown below a balanced mix of ICU rotations, wards and specialty rotations provide an outstanding academic program. Electives are introduced early in the program enabling candidates interested in fellowship training to have early exposure. The program is dedicated to research and scholarly activity and a rotation with detailed clinical research training curriculum embedded in the first and second year. The General Medical Inpatient Service at Southeast Alabama Medical Center is designed to enable residents to evaluate and manage patients with a broad range of medical problems in the intensive and non-intensive care settings. The resident teams are afforded the opportunity to manage patients admitted to SAMC from a variety of different settings including the Emergency Room, offices of private practitioners and transfers from outside institutions. The rotations are structured to ensure that each resident team has first contact with patients who are admitted to the hospital. The teams work collaboratively from admission to discharge, under the supervision of the attending physician. The resident will attend morning report and noon conferences. Minimum 70 percent attendance is mandatory.

Curriculum and Rotations:
Number of 4 week rotations in each training year

PGY-1 PGY-2 PGY-3
2 ICU 1 ICU 1 ICU
5 Wards 4 Wards 4 Wards
1 Research 1 Research 1 Consult
1 Cardiology 1 Night Float 1 Night Float
1 GI* 1 Pulmonology* 1 Nephrology*
2 Electives 1 Heme/Onc* 2 Ambulatory Electives
1 Geriatrics 2 Electives 1 Elective
1 Clinic 1 ID*
1 Emergency Med 1 Clinic

The months with the * may be interchanged to tailor desires for getting an early start for fellowship.

Electives:
Available electives to be chosen are Cardiology, Pulmonology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Neurology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Hematology, Oncology, Palliative Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine, Otorhinolaryngology, Sleep Medicine, Infectious disease. Neurology is a mandatory elective.

Continuity Clinic:
Each resident will have a half day continuity clinic when on wards each week. When in research or elective, they will have two half days of clinic per week. There is no clinic during ICU, Night Float or Emergency Medicine.

Ambulatory Electives:
Ambulatory Primary Care, Dermatology, Allergy/Immunology, Medical Ophthalmology, Non Operative Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Office Gynecology

Call Schedule:
Call is every fourth night and there is no night float in the first year.