At a Glance:
- Riverside Community Hospital/University of California, Riverside School
of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program
- 45 Categorical Internal Medicine Residents
- 10 Preliminary Residents
- Orientation Dates: Last 2 weeks in June.
- Start Date: July 1st
- Primary Training sites: Riverside Community Hospital (Inpatient), and Borrego
Health (outpatient continuity clinic).
- Academic affiliation with the recently accredited medical school in California,
the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine
- Highly qualified faculty from both academic and community settings, providing
a unique training experience in a variety of practice settings and patient payer mix
- Rotations in Cardiology, Critical Care, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology,
Geriatrics, Hematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Neurology,
Pulmonary Disease, Rheumatology, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine
- All rotation sites conveniently located in Riverside
- Highly competitive resident salary, benefits and perks
Philosophy: The core competencies of ACGME which include patient care, medical knowledge,
professionalism, systems based practice, interpersonal and communication
skills and practice based learning and improvement are the cornerstones
of our residency program. With these competencies in mind, we have established
a curriculum that draws on clinical experiences and encompasses case based
discussions, web based learning, simulation, and lectures. We are confident
that with these tools, you will become excellent internists and lifelong
self-directed learners to adjust to the constantly changing skyline for
Education: The learning environment will include both inpatient and various outpatient
venues thus giving you a flavor of different practice styles and a diverse
patient base. The designed curriculum puts emphasis on education over
service and includes, Hopkins Modules, daily morning reports, daily noon
conferences, monthly tumor board/morbidity and mortality conference, monthly
journal club, weekly grand rounds, monthly on-going lecture series including
specialty presentations and Friday school, which is a weekly Internal
Medicine Board review session. We also encourage scholarly development
through poster presentations, case reports, case presentations at local,
regional and national conferences and we have a focused subspecialty education
curriculum. Resident update and feedback sessions, career preparation
and practice management sessions are held on a regular basis to complete
your educational experience.
Rotations: You will rotate at Riverside Community Hospital (RCH) for your inpatient
rotations and provide continuity of care in your outpatient clinic at
Borrego Health. Within our program, we have instituted the “4+1”
system. The year is divided into 10, five-week blocks. The first four
weeks of your block are devoted to wards, electives or ICU/ER rotations.
The last week (5th week or the +1 week) of the block is devoted solely to outpatient/ambulatory
clinics (i.e. your continuity clinics). There are five teams in our program,
and each team shifts blocks on a staggered basis. This means that one
team will always be on their “+1 week”… the other four
teams will be in their “4 week block rotations.” As one team rotates
off of their “+1 week” another team rotates
onto their “+1 week”. Please note there is “NO NIGHT FLOAT”
rotations during the first year of residency (i.e. 2016-17 academic year).
Please see below a sample rotation schedule.
The “4” week blocks
During the first four weeks of a block, you will do wards, electives,
ER, ICU, etc. just like you would in most programs. The difference with
our program is that
there is NO CLINIC DURING THESE BLOCKS. Each day you will arrive on the rotation (wards, electives, etc.) and
be able to truly focus on that rotation. Since neither you nor your resident
will have clinic, you will have the focus you need to engage in the management
of your patients.
The “+1” Week
During the fifth week of each block (i.e., every 28 days), you will rotate
onto your “+1 clinic week.” It is during this time that your
continuity clinics will occur. The ten half days of this week (mornings
and afternoons, Monday - Friday) are divided in the following proportions:
5 to 6 half days devoted to your general medicine continuity clinics,
1 to 2 half-days devoted to a longitudinal subspecialty clinic of your
choice, and two half days of devoted education/didactics out of which
one will be focusing on Internal Medicine Board review.
As you can see we have devised our program keeping in mind our resident’s
professional and academic goals. All residents will experience a very
friendly and supportive environment where we balance academic needs with
professional and personal achievements.
IM Categorical Rotation Schedule PGY-1*
IM Categorical Rotation Schedule PGY-2*
IM Categorical Rotation Schedule PGY-3*
*Sample schedule subject to change
Preliminary Internal Medicine Residency Program
Our Preliminary Medicine residency program is available for residents seeking
a yearlong training experience within Internal Medicine prior to pursuing
other specialties. The Preliminary Medicine residency program is similar to the 1st year categorical residency program. Our preliminary residents will NOT
rotate through outpatient continuity clinics (i.e. + 1 week). In exchange
for continuity clinic, our preliminary residents will have additional
weeks of electives and inpatient medicine wards. Internal medicine preliminary
residents act in the same capacity as categorical residents, and are also
involved in teaching of medical students.
A sample preliminary resident schedule is outlined below.
IM Preliminary Resident Rotation Schedule*
*Sample schedule subject to change
NOTE: We plan to structure the Preliminary Medicine resident schedules
in such a way so that they can finish earlier easing their transition
to their advanced programs.
In addition to clinical rotations, preliminary Medicine residents will
actively participate along with categorical residents in daily morning
reports, daily noon conferences, monthly tumor board/morbidity and mortality
conference, monthly journal club, weekly grand rounds, and on-going monthly
lecture series (i.e. specialty presentations).