The preliminary medicine program is designed for students desiring only a year of internal medicine. The program is thoroughly integrated into the three-year residency program. Residents are offered several months of elective rotations so that they may prepare themselves for anticipated careers in other disciplines such as ophthalmology, radiology, anesthesiology, psychiatry, etc. The structure of this elective period is arranged with the program director in accordance with the needs and wishes of the resident. For undecided students, the first-year resident's rotation can be identical to that of the three-year program or designed in a fashion which permits experience in anticipated areas of interest.
Students who enter the preliminary program may elect to remain in internal medicine and complete the three-year program.
Preliminary Track Curriculum
Postgraduate Year I
3-4 Months Inpatient Service
4-5 Months Inpatient Service
JCMC, HVHMC or BRMC
4 Months Elective Rotations *
HVHMC-HolstonValleyHospital and Medical Center
On-Call Schedule: Inpatient Services and ICU-Every 4th night
Senior Resident Subspecialty Electives and ER- 1-2 per month (pool)
* No On-Call Responsibilities.