The year consists of 13 modules, each 4 weeks long.
Preliminary residents typically work as part of a health care team which includes a supervising second or third-year resident, an attending physician, and medical students. Preliminary residents spend the majority of the year providing primary care for Internal Medicine patients admitted to one of the geographic medical units. Preliminary residents have elective time to do non-Internal Medicine rotations such as Radiology or Pathology. Preliminary residents also rotate through the Emergency Department.
- General Medicine Services: 3 modules
- Subspecialty Services: 4 modules
- Cardiology Inpatient
- GI/Hepatology (Green)
- Hematology/Oncology Inpatient
- Electives: 2 – 3 modules
- Emergency Department: 1 module
- Vacation: 1 module, includes a float week