Internal Medicine Preliminary Residency (Florida)
The one-year Preliminary Internal Medicine Residency provides a solid foundation for further training in internal medicine or non-internal medicine specialties such as dermatology, radiology, anesthesiology, neurology, radiation oncology and physical medicine.
The core of preliminary medicine is similar to the categorical Internal Medicine Residency PGY-1 experience, with preliminary residents enjoying the same benefits and responsibilities as categorical residents.
There is some flexibility and customization by specialty as shown in the sample block schedule.
The preliminary internal medicine residency is accredited by the ACGME and residents are included within the ACGME complement of the first year of the Internal Medicine Residency.
Residents are not eligible to obtain any board certifications for this one-year program, but the year does satisfy the eligibility criteria of many specialty programs for continued training toward certification (e.g. anesthesia, dermatology, neurology, radiology, radiation oncology).
The Internal Medicine Transitional Year Residency at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville was established in 1993; and changed to the Internal Medicine - Preliminary Residency effective July 1, 2012.
Between 1993 and 2011, approximately 130 residents have completed training in our program. It is anticipated that annually 15 residents will complete training in the Internal Medicine - Preliminary Residency.