Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to build a solid foundation in the vast array of topics that encompass the practice of internal medicine. The curriculum is presented in various formats ranging from online self-paced courses to regularly scheduled conferences. The majority of conferences will be case-based, interactive, hands-on sessions designed to enhance the resident’s knowledge base.

Conferences

Afternoon Case Conference

The afternoon conference is on cased-based teaching session focusing on patients being managed by the inpatient teams. Held four times a week.

Noon Conference

Listed below are the various sessions integrated noon conference sessions:

  • Internal Medicine Core Conference
  • Journal Club
  • Evidence Based Medicine Case Conference
  • Patient Safety and Quality Conference
  • Jeopardy Competition
  • M&M
  • Skill Workshops
  • Board Review
  • Research
  • Tumor Board
  • Grand Rounds

Ambulatory Case Conference

During Clinic week there are two afternoons dedicated to covering the core ambulatory curriculum. Having two half-days of protected time provides significant flexibility in how material can be presented.

Evaluating Your Progress Toward Independent Practice

As a resident it is important that it is clear what is being evaluated and how that evaluation is being done.

Let's start with what is being evaluated. The Internal Medicine Milestone Project, which is a joint initiative between the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Board of Internal Medicine, introduced a set of milestones that are used to evaluate how residents are progressing toward being able to practice independently. The milestones describe observable behaviors that become more sophisticated as the resident advances.

We recognize that each resident brings their own strengths and experiences to a residency program and not all residents learn and progress in the same way. The benefit of using the milestone based evaluations is that it will facilitate earlier identification of residents who are either not progressing or are excelling in one or more areas, and allows the program to intervene in their training in a more timely fashion in order to enhance the performance of those residents. All your evaluations come from faculty, staff, and patients that have work with you and have had ample opportunity to observe your progress.

Scholarly Activity

The West Florida Division of HCA prides itself in having a comprehensive research roadmap for ensuring medical residents attain the skill sets necessary to conduct research while effectively meeting their clinical schedule. The research curriculum is built on a system engineering approach to maximize research output by ascertaining the medical resident's clinical obligations. It builds on the scholarly activity requirements set forth by ACGME for medical residents.

Rotations

The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Citrus Memorial Hospital offers the contemporary 4 + 1 rotation schedule that consists of 10 (4 - week) inpatient / subspecialty elective rotations throughout the academic year with 1 – week outpatient rotation between each inpatient rotation.

Sample Rotations PGY 1 PGY 2 PGY 3
IM Floors 5 2 to 3 2 to 3
ICU 1 to 2 1 to 2 1 to 2
Float* 1 to 2 1 to 2 1 to 2
Geriatric 1 0 0
Cardiology 1 0 0
ER 0 1 0
Neurology 0 1 0
Subspecialty 0 to 1 4 5
Clinic 10 Weeks 10 Weeks 10 Weeks