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About the Residency

 

The "4+1" Block Schedule

  • Our block schedule design completely separates inpatient "service" rotations from outpatient clinic experiences
  • Interns and Residents spend 2-4 weeks on service rotations and electives with the 5th week at their continuity clinic site.
  • More balanced distribution of service rotations throughout the year.
  • Allows for a better integrated focus on ambulatory medicine with patient care sessions each afternoon during the week.ahmed surprise
  • PGY 1
    4 weeks vacation
    16 weeks of Ambulatory Medicine (includes continuity clinic,* selectives and electives)
    32 weeks Floors/Night Float/Critical Care
  • PGY 2
    4 weeks vacation
    18 weeks of Ambulatory Medicine (includes continuity clinic,* selectives and electives)
    30 weeks of Floors, Night Float, Oncology, Intermediate Care Unit and Critical Care
  • PGY 3
    4 weeks vacation
    22 weeks of Ambulatory Medicine (includes continuity clinic,* selectives and electives)
    26 weeks of Floors, Night Float, Oncology, Intermediate Care Unit and Critical Care
  • 60% of inpatient service rotations are assigned to RWJUH.
  • Vacations are assigned in two week blocks at the PGY1 level and in one or two week blocks at the PGY2/3 level.
  • Selectives include Emergency Medicine, Geriatrics, Psychiatry, and clinical exposure to Neurology and outpatient HIV management.  All of these required rotations are free of weekend or night call.
  • *5 half day afternoon clinics with AM sessions dedicated to education, geriatric medicine and selectives.

Please see "Ambulatory Experience" page for further details.