Our residents enjoy a balanced curriculum and a wealth of educational opportunities. The conference schedule below highlights some of the formal conferences that are attended by each resident.
The most important teaching and learning involves direct patient care coupled with immediate access to faculty as well as a robust free online library.Our rotation schedule and curriculum span the wealth of diversity in internal medicine and patients cared for by internists.
Highlights of our curriculum include fundamental training that is balanced between inpatient and outpatient settings as well as between general medicine and subspecialty medicine.Each resident has a research/career elective in the first year which allows direct career and research mentoring to begin formally early in training.
Each resident is directly exposed to each subspecialty area within the first two years of training while having ample elective time to pursue other career-oriented rotations and/or research. Residents are competitive and well-trained for any career path they choose.
|Wards Intern*||6 months|
|Emergency Department||1 month|
|Infectious Diseases||1 month|
|Career Planning/Research**||1 month|
*one month occurs at Maricopa Medical Center
**allows one month of supervised career mentoring, planning and research based upon needs of intern
|Wards Senior||2 months|
|Wards Senior||4 months|
|Night Float/Consults||2 months|
|Arizona State University|
Adolescent or Sports Medicine
|Acute Illness (Urgent Care) ||1 month|
|Allergy/Ambulatory Med||1 month|
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m., led by chief resident. Staff, interns and residents on hospital rotations attend and discuss interesting cases and associated topics. Morning Report meets twice a month in the Simulation Center.
Monday through Friday, noon, attended by staff and all interns and residents on every rotation. Staff physicians lecture on area of expertise in internal medicine, practice or research.
Morbidity and Mortality
Monthly Department of Medicine where interns, residents, fellows and specialty staff discuss 1-2 cases led by an intern or resident, with expert commentary from various fellows and staff.
Monthly Department of Medicine evidence-based medicine conference with clinical question posed and searched by a resident or fellow under the supervision of evidence-based expert staff. Includes questions and answers regarding evidence-based medicine principles and practice as well as clinical experts on topics.
Weekly Department of Medicine conference where all staff, fellows, residents and other guests attend, with a variety of intramural and invited expert speakers.
Monthly noon conference led by cardiology fellows aimed at teaching residents and students ECG interpretation and pattern recognition.
Issues in Medicine
Quarterly conference with all Mayo Clinic Arizona residents and fellows aimed at common issues that cross into all programs.
ACP Quarterly Journal Club
Residents and staff participate with other internal medicine programs in the Phoenix area in journal club in a social and collegial atmosphere.
Led by staff, intern or resident, from formal to casual settings. Required, if during regular work hours on a specific rotation. Optional, if more casual after-hours setting.
Usually led by staff or fellows. Can be topic based, research based, or a formal journal club format.