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Internal Medicine Residency Curriculum – Norton

Norton Community Hospital

The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Norton Community Hospital is a traditional track three-year training program.

R1 year

  • Four inpatient medicine
  • One night medicine float
  • One MICU
  • One cardiology
  • One pulmonology
  • One emergency medicine
  • One nephrology
  • One infectious disease
  • One elective/anesthesia (non-med)
  • One elective (amb/med)

R2 year

  • Three inpatient medicine
  • One night medicine float
  • One rehabilitative/geriatrics
  • One MICU
  • One block continuity clinic
  • One cardiology
  • One gastroenterology
  • One neurology
  • One addiction
  • One hematology/oncology
  • One elective (med)

R3 year

  • Four inpatient medicine
  • Two medicine night float
  • One rehabilitative/geriatrics
  • One MICU
  • One MICU/pulmonary
  • One block continuity clinic
  • One endocrinology
  • One rheumatology
  • One elective (med)

Didactic Schedule

  • Guidelines – Review of Society Guidelines (i.e. IDSA, ACC, CHEST) pertinent to Internal Medicine
  • Ambulatory Medicine Series – Review over clinical pearls and developing framework for common problems encountered in the outpatient setting.
  • Board Review – Using available, high yield, resources in preparation for the board exam (New England Journal, MKSAP, MedStudy, ACP Board Review, and/or Harvard Board Review)
  • ABIM Topic – Outlined topic based upon the ABIM Blueprint
  • More than Medicine – Topics covered outside of traditional medicine (billing, note writing, financial planning, hospice, resources, etc.)
  • Zebra Club – Similar to Harrison’s Club with question based discussion over rare diagnosis

Didactic overview [PDF]

Additional Educational Opportunities

  • Morning Report – Case based “chalk talks” every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning.
  • ICU Didactics – Online modules providing case based questions, readings, and listening material to enhance your learning experience. (further subjects under construction)
  • Backup Boot Camp – intense review of common occurrences within the hospital
  • Annual Board Review
  • Quality Improvement Project Education and Support
  • Medication Assistant Treatment certification

Resources Provided by the Program: IHI (Institute of Healthcare Improvement), MKSAP, New England Journal Knowledge Plus, Up-to-date, PubMED and Library access.