Internal Medicine Didactics

Internal Medicine Residency Program

Internal Medicine Didactics

Our didactics include teaching at the bedside, simulation lab and case based discussion. We are focused on providing residents both in the inpatient and ambulatory settings with a broad base of knowledge.

Every week residents are scheduled for 5 hours of lecture with protected time from clinical duties.

Ambulatory Care Curriculum

Residents are provided access to the Johns Hopkins Physician Education and Assessment Center (PEC) ambulatory modules, which has two major components: didactic modules and an evaluation system.

  • Didactic modules: Didactic modules are focused on topics in ambulatory medicine, and cover chronic disease management (e.g., Hypertension; Diabetes), symptom evaluation (e.g., Back Pain; Upper Respiratory Tract Infection), preventive care (e.g., Immunizations; Cancer Screening), Systems-based Care (e.g., Medicare; Home Visits) and healthcare disparities. Didactic modules include a pretest, case-based didactics, and a post test. Program administrators can track individual and group performance on the curriculum. We also provide rank scores on individual resident performance.
  • Evaluation modules: Evaluation modules are rotation-specific and competency-specific modules in which faculty and patients evaluate residents/learners. Each evaluation item on these forms is automatically mapped to a curricular milestone, which is mapped to a sub-competency, which is mapped to a competency, which is mapped to an entrustable professional activity. When an evaluator evaluates a resident, PEAC will automatically compile this at each level of evaluation. These can be used to form an evaluative portfolio on your residents.

Grand Rounds

Formal comprehensive didactic overviews presented by guest speakers with local and national recognition. Areas of content cover both general internal medicine and subspecialty medicine.

Morbidity and Mortality

Monthly interdisciplinary conference which provides an opportunity for residents and faculty to review cases where medical errors occurred. This organized discussion engages faculty to teach residents how to identify systematic errors and develop potential action plans that can improve patient safety and prevent future errors.

Intern Report

Weekly case based review sessions which engage faculty from the department of medicine to focus on teaching case presentation skills and clinical reasoning work up, followed by didactic.

Journal Club

Under the supervision of faculty, residents are taught how to critique medical literature and practice evidence based medicine.

Board Review

Beginning with the first year, residents are assigned a different system every month to read in MKSAP and review board style questions. There are monthly review sessions led by a sub-specialist in the content being covered for the month. The review sessions are aimed at preparing residents for the ABIM board exam at the completion of their training.

Quality Improvement Projects

Residents participate and select from a list of projects which focus on patient safety and quality improvement. All projects are mentored under the supervision of faculty. The resident’s research is designed to change policies and patient care at ORMC, as well as potentially influence national health care policies. Residents are encouraged to present projects at local and national meetings.

Core Curriculum

Weekly lectures and activities lead by faculty from different subspecialties, who review topics most commonly tested on the ABIM boards. Residents also receive additional training in interpretation of ECG and imaging.

Simulation Lab

Residents practice management of mock codes and mock rapid responses during SIM lab before becoming team leader in their PGY-2 and PGY-3 years. Residents may also practice critical care procedures on manikins, such as intubation and central venous catheter insertion.

For More Information & To Apply

Thank you for your consideration of our Internal Medicine Residency Program! If you have questions about the program, please contact our Internal Medicine Residency Coordinator, Christina Diaz, C-TAGME by phone: 845-333-1756 or by email: cdiaz@ghvhs.org


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Applications to Orange Regional Medical Center’s Residency Programs will only be accepted through ERAS, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Electronic Residency Application Service.

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In 2011, Orange Regional Medical Center became the first new hospital in New York State in more than 20 years. Our progress is in maintaining the latest technology and the highest standards - reflected in our accreditations, rankings and awards.

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