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Below is the current Transitional Year academic curriculum (rotations). All 2011 ACGME guidelines were followed and exceeded. The curriculum is flexible and provides the ability to customize the curriculum to all currently listed ACGME programs that require a Clinical Based Year. The hospital and residency program have partnered with Infinity Primary Care (IPC) and Freedom Medical for resident education, rounding and ambulatory experience.

Infinity Primary Care provides the education, supervision and teaching for both the IM and FM FCS rotations. Infinity Primary Care is an outstanding group of 40 primary care physicians at 10 locations in the local area. The goal is to make the Transitional year experience an exceptional clinical based year.

Transitional Year Rotations:

  • Fundamental Clinical Skills Rotation 6 blocks (FCS)
  • Internal Medicine floor service 4 blocks
  • Family Medicine floor service 1 block
  • MICU service 1 block
  • Emergency Medicine 1 block
  • Ambulatory 1 block
  • Electives 4 blocks – Within the departments of IM and/or FM with curriculum
  • Vacation/Conference 1 block (See time off policy and contract)

Compensation & Benefits

Typical Daily Schedules for the Internal Medicine Floor rotation - IM FCS Rotation

7-7:30 a.m. - Sign in/out - Case discussion from the prior night
7:30-8 a.m. - Individual teams review patient care services
8 a.m.-12 p.m. - Multidisciplinary patient care rounds, Teaching Rounds Admissions as needed
12-1 p.m. - Daily Academic Noon Conference
1-5 p.m. - New admissions as needed, team rounds
4:30-5 p.m. - Complete all required activities for the day and leave for home

The Transitional Year program is 100 percent incorporated with the sponsoring IM and FM programs. When a Transitional Year resident is on a Fundamental Clinical Skills rotation in FM and/or IM they are regarded identically as a PGY 1 categorical resident. Patient assignments, patient workloads, call schedules and conference schedules are identical for categorical and Transitional on all FCS rotations.

On-call activities will follow the categorical programs for FCS rotations. For example, Internal Medicine on call will include a one-in-five rotation overnight and a short call system for day times. This is identical as the categorical resident. At this time, there is no "night float service" for the Internal Medicine program. Supervision is provided by senior categorical residents and faculty 24 hours a day.

All ACGME work (duty) hours and patient limits are strictly adhered to and monitored during all Transitional rotations. The program will be electronic based (resident portfolio) with all residency information and data transferred using "new innovations". All residents will be "paperless" using the hospitals "Power Chart and Power Notes Electronic Medical Records Documentation." All continuity ambulatory records will be electronic using "NextGen" documentation at the Infinity Primary Care locations.