Reading’s Internal Medicine Training Program emphasizes competence in:

  • Decision-making skills.
  • Rewarding doctor/patient relationships.
  • Practice improvement/patient safety skills.
  • Clinical inquiry/core research skills.
  • Reflective skills for life-long learning and satisfaction.

Beyond the rotation experience, the program provides year-long experiential training in practice improvement, research inquiry, and personal development through a distinctive portfolio program.

There is significant flexibility in the curriculum, allowing residents to develop the specific skills critical for their future training or practice.

Sample Year Curriculum

Year & Section Sample Curriculum
First Year Categorical Internal Medicine

4 blocks Inpatient Medicine
1 block ICU
1 block Cardiology
2 blocks Ambulatory Care
1 block Night Float
1 block Hybrid Introductory Block

3 months elective (at least 1 elective ambulatory based)

First Year Categorical Osteopathic Internal Medicine

3 blocks HTS
1 block ICU
1 block Cardiology
1 block A4/IMP
3 weeks Night Float
1 block Specialty Ambulatory
1 block Consult Medicine
1 block ER
1 block Women's Health

3 months elective (at least 1 elective ambulatory based)

Second Year Categorical Internal Medicine

2 blocks Inpatient Medicine
1 block ICU
1 block Nephrology
1 block Cardiology
1/2 block Geriatrics
1 block ER
1 block Ambulatory Care
1 block Night Float
1 block Transitions of Care

3 months elective (at least 1 elective ambulatory based)

Second Year Categorical Internal Medicine

2 blocks Inpatient Medicine
1 block ICU
1 block Nephrology
1 block Cardiology
1/2 block Geriatrics
1 block ER
1 block Ambulatory Care
1 block Night Float
1 block Transitions of Care

3 months elective (at least 1 elective ambulatory based)

Third Year Categorical Internal Medicine

2 blocks Inpatient Medicine
1 block ICU
1 block Cardiology
2 blocks Ambulatory Care
1 block Night Float
1/2 block Geriatrics
1 block Neurology

3 months elective (at least 1 elective ambulatory based)