To prepare residents to become general internists, subspecialty fellows or medical researchers, Cedars-Sinai offers a well-rounded, flexible training program in internal medicine.
There are three key pathways in internal medicine that residents may take: categorical, primary care and physician-scientist training program. We also offer a one-year preliminary program.
Our traditional categorical pathway offers balanced training in the inpatient and outpatient settings and prepares residents to have successful careers as general internists, hospitalists, and subspecialists. Our categorical pathway employs an X+Y (4+1) model of training which allows residents to have consistent and protected ambulatory time every fifth week of their training. This training model also allows residents to focus on their inpatient duties when they are on inpatient services. In the hospital setting, residents will spend a large portion of time in the general wards and ICUs, and will also rotate on subspecialized services such as the heart failure/heart transplant service and the hematology/oncology wards. Rotations through inpatient subspecialty consult services provide experience with acutely ill patients and complex cases. In the outpatient setting, in addition to continuity clinic every fifth week, residents will rotate through a variety of community-based clinics and have ample exposure to subspecialty clinics.
Categorial residents have 12 weeks of elective time over 3 years, allowing schedules to be tailored to an individual resident’s career interests and needs. Residents may use their 12 weeks of elective time to participate in research projects.
The Internal Medicine Physician-Scientist Training Program (PSTP) is intended for those graduates who wish to extend their clinical education to include research training. The PSTP focuses training in clinical, translational and/or basic science research and is comprised of two main tracks—general internal medicine or subspecialty. At the successful completion of the PSTP training, candidates who have successfully completed the requirements of the training program will have the opportunity to become a faculty member and continue to develop their careers, eventually establishing an independently funded research program.
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.