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Curriculum & Rotation Schedule

Our Curriculum

Morning Report is held Tuesday through Thursday from 8:00-9:00 a.m. during which a resident presents a case with teaching pearls. Conference is attended by medical students, sub-interns, interns and residents with the addition of Primary Care Physicians, Hospitalists and Sub-specialists. Various attendings participate in morning report and proctor morning report including Hospitalists, Primary Care Physicians, Endocrinologists, Cardiologists, Gastroenterologists, Oncologists, Hematologists, Radiologists and others.

Noon Conference is held daily from 12:30-1:30 p.m. The presented topics include training didactic lectures from sub-specialists, hospital and government policy, simulation training, Resident Journal Club, Resident Ambulatory Care Talks, Resident Peer Review, Grand Rounds, Resident Wellness and others

Preclinic Conference is held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 1:30-2:00 p.m. This conference is dedicated to outpatient topics and serves as a review for frequently encountered questions or chief complaints seen in the clinic. We use the Yale Curriculum as a basis of discussion.

Inpatient Rounds teaching rounds are held daily by ward team attendings and are incorporated into work rounds. Ward teams round daily starting at 9:30 a.m. This is dedicated time for the ward teams to discuss the patients and any formal teaching that is prepared by either the attending or team. Rounds are a combination of bedside and table discussions.

  • Allergy Clinic
  • Behavioral Medicine/Psychology
  • Breast Clinic
  • Chemical Dependency Recovery Program
  • Chronic Conditions Management
  • Continuity Clinic
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes rounds in the hospital
  • ENT Clinic
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Training
  • Geriatrics Clinic
  • HIV Clinic
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Indian Health Clinic (community clinic treating underserved populations)
  • Musculoskeletal/Sports Medicine Clinic
  • Neurology Clinic
  • Opthalmology
  • Podiatry
  • Procedure clinic
  • Psychiatry
  • Treadmill Stress Test Training
  • Urgent Care Clinic
  • Urology
  • Wound care clinic

Rotation Schedule

Intern and Resident time is split between Core Rotations and Elective time. Core rotations include Inpatient Wards, ICU, Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Santa Clara Valley Infectious Disease (1 month spent during the PGY 2 year), Hematology/Oncology, Nephrology and Neurology. In all three years, residents alternate inpatient and outpatient rotations every two weeks.

Residents in the CHOICE Program have a schedule tailored to enable them to have enriched outpatient training. Find out if CHOICE is right for you.

Below is a sample of our residents’ schedule. Remember that not all schedules are identical and are subject to change.

PGY Standard Categorical CHOICE Schedule
R1 Wards: 16 weeks
ICU: 6 weeks
NF: 4 weeks
ED: 2 weeks
AC: 4 weeks,
Elective: 17 weeks
Vacation: 3 weeks
Wards: 16 weeks
ICU: 6 weeks
NF: 6 weeks
ED: 2 weeks
AC: 4 weeks
Elective: 17 weeks
Vacation: 3 weeks
R2 Wards: 16 weeks
ICU: 4 weeks
NF: 3 weeks
Santa Clara Valley ID: 4 weeks
AC: 8 weeks
Elective: 17 weeks
Vacation: 4 weeks
Wards: 9 weeks
ICU: 4 weeks
NF: 3 weeks
Santa Clara Valley ID: 4 weeks
AC: 6 weeks
Elective: 26 weeks
Vacation: 4 weeks
R3 Wards: 14 weeks
ICU: 4 weeks
NF: 3 weeks
ED: 2 weeks
AC: 8 weeks
Elective: 17 weeks
Vacation: 4 weeks
Wards: 4 weeks
ICU: 2 weeks
NF: 3 weeks
ED: 2 weeks
AC: 12 weeks
Elective: 25 weeks
Vacation: 4 weeks
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