The Internal Medicine residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin offers training programs in the following areas:
- Traditional/Categorical 3-year program: 25 positions per year
- Primary Care 3-year program: 2 positions per year
- Preliminary Medicine 1-year program: 9 positions per year
- Medicine-Pediatrics Combined 4-year program: 6 positions per year
- Medicine-Geriatrics Combined 4-year program: 2 positions per year
- Research Pathway (Clinician Investigator MD-PhD) 5-year program: 1 position per year
Each of the training tracks utilize components from a general curriculum structure. The curriculum includes clinical and educational programs in the following:
A major focus of the residency curriculum is General Internal Medicine (GIM). Activities include:
- Direct patient care and GIM consultation on inpatient units
- Urgent Care general medicine
- Private Practice clinic rotations
- General medicine care of the geriatric patient
- Continuity Care Clinic with faculty / resident group practice model.
Residents and patients are assigned to a group practice. Patient care, continuity, and resident education are optimized by a single faculty member acting as the sole clinic attending physician for their resident group practice.
The proper balance between inpatient general medicine and subspecialty rotations has been emphasized in our residency program. Residents need focused time on a select number of subspecialty inpatient rotations to learn about the care of acutely ill patients with major organ disease.
Our curriculum provides subspecialty inpatient rotations in:
- Medical Intensive Care
- Transplant Medicine
A comprehensive program in the medical subspecialties is offered to all medical residents. Each subspecialty offers a structured block rotation utilizing inpatient and outpatient consultative activities, ambulatory clinics, and educational conferences to provide an intensive introduction to the subspecialty area.
- General Medicine Consults
- Infectious Disease
- Palliative Care
- Pulmonary Medicine
- Private Practice
- Procedures rotation
- Women’s Health
In addition, during each year of the program, residents can rotate through the urgent care clinics at Froedtert, the VA and primary outpatient centers during ambulatory blocks to enhance their urgent care experiences.
Recognizing the importance of a broad training in primary care, we have developed a wide array of primary care rotations. These rotations, available to all medical residents, have been developed into thematically-organized, multi-disciplinary block rotations. Each block includes a combination of clinical activities, special conferences, specifically designed curriculum and study materials. Each is under the direction of a coordinating faculty from the Division of General Internal Medicine. These block rotations include the above subspecialties and in addition:
- Behavioral Medicine/Neurosciences
- Procedures clinic
- Sports Medicine