Curriculum and Academics

Nazareth Hospital offers a categorical (three-year) residency in Internal Medicine. Our academic year is broken down to four week blocks on average. Every rotation is supervised by a member of the faculty.

Curriculum

In our categorical residency program, we strive to train young physicians who are interested in pursuing careers in hospital medicine, outpatient medicine, or a medical subspecialty. Program leaders and faculty work with residents to develop individual learning paths.

Our three-year program includes dedicated time in patient floors, ICU, ambulatory clinic, and transitional care unit. Residents in teams consisting of a faculty member, senior resident, PGY1, and student have primary responsibility over the care of patients on their service. Before graduating from the program members of the team progressively assume more responsibility in patient care, teaching and leadership until they reach the skills of a seasoned clinician.

Academics

Nazareth Hospital supplements its clinical teaching with a rich series of structured daily conferences. These conferences provide residents with ample opportunity to discuss clinical cases, review evidence-based guidelines, and learn from various other faculty members.

Morning Report

Occurs daily from 7 to 8 a.m. Housestaff present interesting and complex cases, guided by the Chief Resident and one of our senior faculty.

Board Review

Board review occurs weekly as all members of the residency participate, with utilization of MKSAP, the chief resident, and senior faculty members.

Grand Rounds

Housestaff and faculty attend weekly Grand Rounds Wednesday afternoon.

Didactics

The didactics series occur weekly, which cover basic clinical topics and progressing to advanced disease processes led by senior faculty members.

Journal Club

Journal Club occurs biweekly, where residents present groundbreaking articles in a particular field of medicine, which is precepted by various senior faculty members.

Tumor Board

Led by our oncologists, radiologist and surgeons, tumor board occurs biweekly and provides a multidisciplinary approach to various case presentations and approach to patient care.

Continuity Clinic

Throughout your three-year residency at Nazareth Hospital you will also participate in a continuity clinic. At continuity clinic you will be responsible for the care of and have the opportunity to develop a professional relationship with a group of patients that you will be following throughout your residency.