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

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.

Research Project – 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.