Curriculum and Schedule
At Augusta Health, our physician mentors have expertise in all aspects of general and subspecialty internal medicine, providing residents with abundant and meaningful educational and patient care experiences.
We pledge an uncompromised commitment to clinical medicine and exceptional resident training.
3+1 Block schedule
The Augusta Health Internal Medicine Residency schedule is a 3+1 block schedule. Resident physicians will complete 3 weeks of each rotation followed by 1 week of outpatient clinic. Residents will have 13 blocks each year. The schedule enriches both the rotations (inpatient, subspecialty, and elective) as well as the ambulatory training because there is dedicated time to focus on each experience.
*All rotations are on-site except for 1 offsite rotation during PGY3 year with housing provided.
|Intern||PGY2 and PGY3|
|Inpatient internal medicine||Inpatient internal medicine|
|Night float||Night Float|
|2 Electives Per Year||Pulmonology|
|Geriatrics and Palliative Care|
|Addiction Medicine and Pain Medicine|
|2 Electives Per Year|
Residents serve as the primary physician for a panel of patients, with responsibility for chronic disease management, management of acute health problems, and preventative care for their patients. Attending physicians in continuity clinic help direct residents as they provide patient care and practice evidence-based medicine.
Each week a half day of continuity clinic is dedicated to a robust curriculum including outpatient morning reports, evidence-based medicine lecture series, outpatient journal club, and quality improvement projects. In addition to ambulatory internal medicine, topics will include wellness, health policy, cultural competency, population health, jobs and contracts, billing, and coding. Residents can also challenge their skills in medical jeopardy.
All subspecialties listed above as a rotations are offered as electives, as well as:
- Physical Medicine and Rehab
- Population and Rural Health Clinic
- Occupational Medicine
- Wound Clinic
- Weight Management Clinic
Our internal medicine residency program offers a dynamic inpatient and outpatient curriculum, including Grand Rounds, Clinical Medicine Conference, noon conference, inpatient and outpatient morning report, and board review.
The Clinical Medicine Conference (CMC) occurs weekly and includes a rotating schedule of journal club, morbidity and mortality, population health, and complex case report.
The Noon Conference curriculum advances through a progressive lecture series during the year. (Sample lectures in parentheses):
- Introduction to Internal Medicine (Sepsis, Inpatient diabetes management, GI Bleed)
- Emergencies and Critical Care (Metabolic acidosis, Ventricular Arrhythmia and Sudden Cardiac Death, Shock)
- Preventative Medicine (Hyperlipidemia, Colonoscopy, Smoking Cessation)
- Chronic Diseases (CKD, Valvular Heart Disease, Osteoporosis)
- Advanced Internal Medicine Topics (Giant Cell Arteritis, Disparities in Minority Care and Access, Tuberculosis)
- Intern Education Week and Orientation, Last week of June
- Simulation training, quarterly
- Rapid response and medical emergency simulation
- Resident Development Retreat, Winter, Saturday and Sunday
- Intern Spring Retreat, Friday, Saturday, Sunday