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.