Yearly Schedule (X+Y System)

Twenty-six, 2 week blocks

First Year

4 blocks/8 weeks ICU
12 blocks/24 weeks Floor
2 blocks/4 weeks Outpatient Medicine
2 blocks/4 weeks Elective
2 blocks/4 weeks Vacation
4 blocks/8 weeks Nights

Second Year

2-3 blocks/4-6 weeks ICU
6 blocks/12 weeks Outpatient Medicine
6 blocks/12 weeks Elective
2 blocks/4 weeks Vacation
2-3 blocks/4-6 weeks Nights
6-8 blocks/12-16 weeks Floor

Third Year

2 blocks/4 weeks ICU
5-6 blocks/10-12 weeks Floor
2 blocks/4 weeks Nights
7 blocks/14 weeks Outpatient Medicine
8 blocks/16 weeks Elective
2 blocks/4 weeks Vacation

On-Call/Weekend Schedule

PGY I

All non-elective inpatient rotations including ICU: 4-week average of two “golden” weekends with no patient care responsibilities, one Saturday overnight shift and one weekend of 2 consecutive day-shifts. Sunday to Friday overnight shifts covered by the Night Team interns.

PGY II / III

Per each academic year, an average of six Saturday overnight shifts and six weekend day-shifts for PGYII residents, and an annual average of four Saturday overnight shifts and four weekend day-shifts for PGYIII residents. Sunday to Friday overnight shifts covered by the Night Team senior resident.

*Vacation

Two-or four-week vacation blocks (total four weeks/year).

*Emergency Medicine

Four weeks of emergency medicine taken in two-week blocks from elective time any year (categorical only).

*Geriatrics

Four weeks of Geriatric medicine taken in two-week blocks from elective time any year (categorical only).

Sick Call

One to two residents and one intern at a time are designated as the “backup” or “sick call” resident during one or two of their elective blocks.