Curriculum & Didactics
Clinical training takes place in diverse outpatient and inpatient settings, so residents are exposed to a wide variety of practice models and patient populations.
Internal medicine residents at Cedars-Sinai—more than 880 beds tertiary care hospital—rotate through inpatient and ambulatory services, across a wide variety of settings.
Broad exposure to diverse and unique inpatient rotations allows residents to become highly skilled at caring for both common and complex medical issues.
This 32-bed ward is staffed by 3 interns, 1 resident and nurse practitioners. Residents care for patients undergoing allogenic and autologous bone marrow transplants and learn how to manage complications such as neutropenic fever, tumor lysis syndrome, and severe electrolyte derangements. Patient care is supervised by a fellow and an attending hematologist/oncologist.
Ambulatory training consists of both continuity clinic experiences every fifth week, as well as additional block rotations across a variety of ambulatory settings.
Residents will be able to choose to do their continuity experiences at one of three different site, allowing them to pick a site that most closely aligns with their career interests. During the continuity clinic week, residents will rotate through primary care and subspecialty clinics for a well-rounded ambulatory experience. During the additional block rotations residents will experience rotations in geriatrics and urgent care, and will have the opportunity to work at a variety of our FQHC partners: AIDS Project Los Angeles, Venice Family Clinic, Korean Health Education Information and Research Clinic, and the Los Angeles Christian Health Center.
Residents care for indigent patients at a large Federally Qualified Health Center in a Patient-Centered Medical Home model.
Didactic sessions are conducted as a series of lectures and conferences, to which are essential to the educational experience for Internal Medicine residents.
- General Internal Medicine and subspecialty topics
- Morbidity and Mortality Conference
- Clinical Pathologic Correlation Conference
- Journal Club
- A weekly ambulatory lecture series
The Department of Medicine hosts grand rounds every Friday morning. Medicine grand rounds features internal, local, and national experts discussing cutting-edge clinical and basic science research and updates in clinical practice.
Daily morning reports are built into all inpatient services and are moderated by the medicine chief residents or full-time faculty.