Curriculum & Conferences

First Year Curriculum

The first year is a traditional intern year. The resident will spend one half-day per week in ambulatory Continuity Clinic on all rotations other than Medical Intensive Care Unit and night float rotations. Each rotation period is based on a per month basis and includes the following rotations:

  • Internal Medicine (four rotations)
  • Cardiology
  • Night Float (two rotations)
  • Emergency Room
  • Geriatrics
  • Medical Intensive Care
  • Neurology
  • Continuity Clinic at IMA-Tupelo

Second Year Curriculum

In the second year rotations, the resident gains increased knowledge and skills working with in the hospital and clinic settings. The resident will spend one half-day per week in ambulatory Continuity Clinic on all rotations other than MICU and night float rotations. Each rotation period is based on a per month basis and includes the following rotations:

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine (four rotations)
  • Pulmonology
  • Nephrology
  • Medical Intensive Care
  • Night Float
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Continuity Clinic at IMA-Tupelo
  • Elective

Third Year Curriculum

In the third year the resident gains a greater wealth of knowledge in working with our core faculty and subspecialty physicians in a variety of electives. The resident will spend one half-day per week in ambulatory Continuity Clinic on all rotations other than MICU and night float rotations. Each rotation period is based on a per month basis and includes the following rotations:

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine (four rotations)
  • Cardiology
  • Night Float
  • Infectious Disease
  • Medical Intensive Care
  • Endocrinology
  • Continuity Clinic at IMA-Tupelo
  • Elective

Conferences

There will be dedicated daily didactic conferences based on the MKSAP curriculum. Faculty lecturers will ensure that all residents are presented ABIM’s learning objectives annually and these lectures will be archived for individual study. In addition to the dynamic structured curriculum there will be daily faculty directed case presentations to help learners translate medical knowledge into clinical competence. Furthermore, each month the following conferences will be given and archived:

Internal Medicine Journal Club:  an opportunity to hone skills in critical appraisal of medical literature and to gain tools needed for lifelong learning

Morbidity and Mortality Conference: case presentation to encourage consideration of differential diagnosis and opportunity to improve management options

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds:  an opportunity for scholarly pursuit of a topic relevant to internal medicine and to learn presentation skills

Quality Improvement and Scholarly Activity Projects: each resident completes a research project during the second and third years, and the results are shared in a formal presentation. This project is intended to be a creative, individualized effort in an area of special interest to the resident. Technical and scholarly support is provided.