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Welcome to the Internal Medicine Residency Program Curriculum

Welcome residents, fellows, and faculty to the Internal Medicine Residency Program Curriculum website. Faculty and resident program leaders have created an overall curriculum map for the educational experiences provided throughout the three years of Vanderbilt Internal Medicine Residency Training. On this website you will find the following resources:

  • Guiding documents that helped create and frame this overall curriculum map.
  • Specific goals, objectives, educational strategies and assessment plans for each educational unit.
  • Examples of educational units are: 
    • A two week rotation block in inpatient cardiology
    • The longitudinal experience in continuity clinic
    • A QI quality improvement experience or project
    • The year long didactic curriculum for resident noon conference.

Our goal in creating this educational map is for all residents, fellows, and faculty to have the same mental model or shared expectations of each educational unit.

Here is the full outline of the resources on this IMRPC website.

Program Guiding Documents

  1. VUMC Mission Statement
  2. Vanderbilt Department of Medicine Mission Statement
  3. Vanderbilt Internal Medicine Program Description
  4. Vanderbilt Internal Medicine Program Aims
  5. Vanderbilt Internal Medicine Program goals and objectives
  6. ACGME Internal Medicine milestones
  7. QR code links to other framing documents
    1. ACGME Internal Medicine program requirements
    2. ABIM curricular outline for the internal medicine board examination
    3. Internal Medicine End of Training EPAs
    4. ACGME Milestone Guidebook for Residents
    5. Vanderbilt GME Housestaff Manual

Educational Units: Goals, Objectives, Resources, and Assessments

  1. Inpatient Educational Units

    1. Inpatient ward rotations
      1. Morgan/VA -General Medicine Wards
      2. Cardiology - Harrison
      3. Cardiology - CHF
      4. Oncology
      5. VA BMT
      6. Rogers - Renal
      7. Rogers - Pulm
      8. Rogers - ID
      9. Rogers - Hepatology
      10. Nights
      11. Procedure Service
      12. Geriatrics
    2. ICU Rotations
      1. VU MICU
      2. VA MICU
      3. VU CVICU
      4. VA CCU
    3. Inpatient Consult Electives
      1. Arrythmia
      2. Cardiology
      3. Gastroenterology
      4. Infectious diseases
      5. Palliative care
      6. Pulmonary
      7. Nephrology
      8. Hematology
      9. General Medicine
      10. Oncology
      11. Malignant heme
      12. Sickle cell
  2. Outpatient Educational Units

    1. Continuity Clinic
    2. Subspecialty Clinic Electives
      1. Acute Medicine Practice
      2. Allergy/Immunology
      3. Cardiology
      4. Endocrinology
      5. Geriatrics
      6. Gastroenterology
      7. Hematology
      8. Lipid/HTN Clinic
      9. Oncology
      10. Pulmonary
      11. Rheumatology
      12. Sports medicine
      13. Infectious diseases
      14. Genetics
      15. Dermatology
      16. Women’s health
      17. Vanderbilt walk-in clinic - acute care
    3. Community Clinic Electives
      1. Siloam Refugee Health
      2. Cool springs IM/Peds Practice
      3. Mercury Court
      4. Faith Family clinic
      5. Neighborhood Health
      6. Rural Health - Byrdstown Regional Medical Center
      7. Matthew Walker Clinic
  3. Required educational experiences in other departments

    1. Neurology - inpatient, consults or clinic
    2. Adult Emergency Medicine
  4. Projects

    1. Research - longitudinal experience
    2. Quality improvement
      1. Didactics
      2. Projects
      3. MM&I
    3. International Electives
    4. Physical Exam skills - in the sim lab with rheumatology
    5. Morning Report
  5. Continuity Clinics -Operational Details - Expectations for residents and faculty

    1. North OHO
    2. South OHO
    3. VA
    4. Hillsboro Medical Group
  6. Didactic Education

    1. Conference Curriculum - inpatient curriculum
    2. Academic Half Day - outpatient curriculum
  7. Special tracks

    1. Global Health Track
    2. Certificate in ethics
    3. Harrison Society
    4. Excite Pathway
    5. R38
    6. Narrative Medicine (being created)
  8. Reflection, self-assessment, and life-long learning

    1. Individualized learning plans
    2. Writing learning goals and objectives
  9. People and support -photos, bios and what they can assist you with

    1. Institutional leadership
    2. GME leadership
    3. Program Leadership
    4. IM Chief residents
    5. Clinic faculty/resident/staff groups