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Vidant Medical Center

Internal Medicine Residency

Curriculum

Available Positions

  • Categorical - 16 positions per year
  • Preliminary - 6 positions
    • 6 positions are offered for individuals seeking one year of internal medicine training in preparation for residency in another discipline (e.g. radiology, neurology, anesthesia, ophthalmology, dermatology).
    • The schedule for interns in the Preliminary Program is parallel to our Categorical Program and Preliminary interns are treated as valued members of our training program.
  Preliminary Categorical
ROTATIONS PGY-1 PGY-1 PGY-2 PGY-3
Cardiology 5 6 3 2
General Internal Medicine
Hematology/Oncology
Nephrology
Neurology
Medical ICU 1 1 1 1
Night Medicine 1 1 ½ ½
Emergency Medicine 1   1  
Director's Month     1  
Pirate Medicine     ½ ½
Geriatrics       1
Ambulatory Medicine 2 2 2 2
Consult Elective 3 3 3 5
Outpatient Elective     1 1
Total 13 Blocks per Academic Year

Note:

  • 1 block = 4 weeks
  • The above schedule is a generic example of an academic year and may be changed based on individual residents' circumstances.

Internal Medicine Services

Cardiology - PGY 1-3
  • 3 interns + 3 seniors + 1 fellow + attending
  • East Carolina Heart Institute - 120 beds
  • Multidisciplinary rounds with Pharmacy
  • Weekly didactics taught by Cardiology fellow
  • Residents will learn to care for patients with NSTEMI, heart failure and arrhythmias along with exposure to CICU patients
Emergency Medicine - PGY-2 or PGY-3
  • Level I Trauma Center that provides interventional medical services for acute, cardiac, and neurologic disease
  • Weekly Tuesday morning conference
  • Direct one-to-one interaction with the attending physician
General Internal Medicine - PGY 1-3
  • 3 interns + 2 seniors + attending
  • Vidant Medial Center - 861 beds
  • Multidisciplinary rounds with Pharmacy and Case Management
  • Residents will learn to care for patients presenting with basic and complex medical pathology on a day-to-day basis.
Hematology/Oncology - PGY 1-3
  • 2 interns + 1 senior + fellow + attending
  • Residents will take care of a wide variety of patients with various cancers; the role is to mainly focus on the medicine aspects while fellows focus more on chemo/radiation regimens
Medical Officer of the Day (MOD) - PGY-2 or PGY-3
  • Internal medicine consults and triage where residents develop their triage skills to determine if patients need to be admitted, observed or can be discharged from the ED.
  • MOD works closely with an assigned Gen Med team
Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) - PGY 1-3
  • 3-4 residents + fellow + attending / team
  • Closed ICU with 24 beds
  • Multidisciplinary rounds with Pharmacy and Nutrition
Nephrology - PGY 1-3
  • 2 interns + senior + fellow + attending
  • Exposure to taking care of ESRD patients however will have the opportunity to deal with nephritic, nephrotic and transplant patients
Neurology - PGY 1-3
  • 2 interns + senior + attending
  • Residents will take care of stroke patients and other conditions including MS, GBS, Parkinson's Disease, transverse myelitis and etc.
  • Multidisciplinary rounds with Stroke Navigator, Case Management/Social Work and Nutritionist
Night Medicine - PGY 1-3
  • 2 interns + 2 seniors + attending
  • 2 weeks of night medicine + 2 weeks ambulatory/Pirate medicine
  • Residents will be exposed to a wide variety of diseases and allows senior residents to increase autonomy
Pirate Medicine - PGY 2-3
  • 2 seniors + attending
  • Residents will be involved with medicine consults and co-management

Elective Rotations

  • Away Rotation - PGY-2 or greater
  • Anesthesia Rotation - can be arranged for interested preliminary PGY-1
  • Cardiology
    • Consults
    • Heart Failure - PGY-2 or greater
    • Intensive Care Unit (CICU) - PGY-2 or greater
  • Dermatology Consults
  • Hematology/Oncology Consults
  • Endocrinology Outpatient and Consults
  • Gastroenterology Consults
  • Hospitalist Rotation - PGY-3 or greater
  • Infectious Disease Consults
  • Medical ICU Elective - PGY-2 or greater
  • Musculoskeletal Outpatient - PGY-2 or greater
  • Nephrology Consults
  • Pulmonary Consults
  • Radiology Rotation - can be arranged for interested preliminary PGY-1
  • Research