Year 1

Year 1

pgy1.jpgThe schedule of your first year will depend on your track: categorical, primary care, or preliminary. Our program moved to a “3+1” scheduling model. The year is broken up into thirteen 3 week rotations paired with thirteen 1 week ambulatory weeks. Below is brief breakdown of what the year looks like for each training track.

Your first year is an exciting time, as you learn to apply the concepts you have learned in medical school to clinical practice. You will rapidly expand your knowledge base and acquire practical skills needed to successfully practice medicine. As an intern, you will be the primary physician for your patients, both inpatient and outpatient, and will be delivering outstanding care with the guidance of upper level residents and world-class attending physicians.

Categorical Track Primary Care Track Preliminary Track

Inpatient — 13 rotations which include a combination of: Coronary Care Unit, Acute Cardiology Service, Neurology, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Digestive Health, Hematology-Oncology, and General Medicine

Outpatient/Ambulatory — Experiences in continuity clinic, geriatrics, and various subspecialties during thirteen 1 week blocks (the +1 weeks)

Inpatient — 11 rotations which include a combination of: Coronary Care Unit, Acute Cardiology Service, Neurology, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Digestive Health, Hematology-Oncology, and General Medicine

Outpatient/Ambulatory — 3 weeks of Women’s Health, 3 weeks at Northridge Primary Care, and thirteen +1 weeks with experiences in continuity clinic, geriatrics, and various subspecialties

Inpatient — 7 four-week rotations including a combination of: Digestive Health, Acute Cardiology Service, Neurology, Medical Intensive Care Unit, and General Medicine.

Outpatient/Ambulatory — 6 four-week rotations in electives.

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