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Primary Care Specialties

Internal Medicine

Internal medicine is the branch and specialty of medicine concerning the diagnosis and non surgical treatment of diseases in adults, especially of internal organs. Doctors of internal medicine, also called "internists," are often referred to as the "doctor's doctor" because they are often called upon to act as consultants to other physicians to help solve puzzling diagnostic problems. Internal medicine doctors treat the whole person, not just internal organs.

Medical rotation schedule

One of the personal touches that the UMMC program offers is the way our residents are scheduled. Done with each individual resident’s interests in mind, our chief residents still make out the master schedule by hand every year. While our program has looked at a number of automated databases, we feel that the best fit for the program we want to foster is a hand-made schedule. Our chiefs take into account what each individual resident wishes to pursue long-term, and while they can’t guarantee a specific rotation at a specific time, they do their best to ensure a tailored schedule that fits the personality and desires of each resident.

Typical Schedules for UMMC Residents
RotationNo. of monthsCall frequency
PGY-1

UMMC medicine wards
VA medicine wards
Cardiology wards
UMMC MICU
VA MICU
Ambulatory care
Emergency medicine
Subspecialty wards
Elective
TOTAL

2
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
12

Q4
Q8
Q4
Q3
Shifts
3-4/month
Shifts
3-4 times a month
3-4 times a month
1 call in 6-7 days

PGY-2 year

Medicine/cardiology wards
Medicine consults
UMMC MICU
VA MICU
Subspecialty wards
Electives/ambulatory
TOTAL

2
1
1
1
2
4
12

Q4
2-3/month
Q3
Shifts
2-3 times a month
2-3 times a month
1 call in 7-8 days

PGY-3 year

Medicine/cardiology wards
Medicine consults
UMMC MICU
VA MICU
Community medicine
Subspecialty wards
Electives
TOTAL

2
1
1
0-1
1
1
5-6
12

Q4
1-2 times a month
Q3
Shifts
1-2 times a month
1-2 times a month
1-2 times a month
1 call in 10 days

Subspecialty ward service options

  • Cardiology
  • Hematology
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology

Consult service options

  • Allergy/immunology
  • Cardiology
  • Digestive diseases
  • Endocrinology
  • General medicine
  • Hypertension
  • Infectious diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Pulmonary
  • Rheumatology
  • Critical care service options
  • UMMC medical intensive care unit
  • VA medical intensive care unit

Other mandatory rotations

  • Emergency medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • UMMC ambulatory care
  • Community ambulatory care
  • Elective rotations

Adolescent medicine

Ambulatory non-invasive cardiology

Cardiac care unity - day shift

"Day float" - third-year UMMC house day shift

Hypertension service

Internal medicine research elective

Neurology ambulatory

Neurology ward

Sleep medicine

VA hematology