The Internal Medicine Residency program's academic year consists of thirteen 28-day blocks. The following is a typical block schedule.
|5||Wards (VA)||CCU||NF or wards||Wards (VA)|
|6||Cards wards||Cards wards||Neurology (VA)||Cards wards|
|7||MICU||NF or wards||Ambulatory||MICU|
|10||Ambulatory||Selective (Endo)||Selective (HemOnc)||Elective|
|11||Selective (Neph)||Selective (Rheum)||Elective||Elective|
Some residents schedule one or more special electives with a focus on scholarly activity (research blocks). Categorical residents may schedule a rotation at another institution during the second year to facilitate fellowship exploration and placement.
Overnight call is every fourth night in the MICU and on Inpatient Medicine at the Salem VAMC. There is no overnight call in the CCU or for Residents on Inpatient Medicine at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital (CRMH). Interns on Inpatient Medicine at CRMH stay overnight every eighth evening.
Categorical Interns and Residents have Continuity Clinic weekly when not on MICU or CCU rotations. PGY-2 and PGY-3 Residents have two Continuity Clinics weekly on elective rotations. Preliminary Interns do not have Continuity Clinic.
After-hours and weekend telephone calls from the resident continuity clinic are handled by the faculty, thereby allowing the residents on-call to focus on inpatient care and learning.