Education and Training

Grand Rounds

Medical Grand Rounds are held each Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 AM.


Fellowship, Training and Education Programs

The Department of Medicine Residency Program

For information on the General Internal Medicine Residency Program, click here.


Continuing Medical Education

For information about Continuing Medical Education events, please click here.


General Internal Medicine Education Programs

Educational programs in the Department of Medicine include strong residency training programs in internal medicine. In addition, fellowships are available in many other areas such as Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Infectious Diseases, Hematology/Oncology, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine.

Our medical student programs include both junior and senior year clerkships through the University of California, Los Angeles, as well as an extremely popular visiting student program for senior students interested in surgical careers.

All programs are organized to promote the evidence-based patient centered culture of Cedars-Sinai and incorporate a broad exposure to our faculty and excellent voluntary physicians on-site.

For additional information on how to apply for our programs, please click here.
 

Internal Medicine Residency Training Program Curriculum

The Department of Medicine offers a well-rounded training program in Internal Medicine. Because we are committed to preparing residents to become general internists, subspecialty fellows or medical researchers, our curriculum is flexible and individually tailored. Moreover, the clinical training occurs in diverse outpatient and inpatient settings so residents can experience a wide variety of patients and practices. Residents will spend at least one half of their rotations in the inpatient setting and at least one third of their rotation in the outpatient setting. The remainder of the program is a mix of clinical and research experiences, which vary depending on an individual resident's career goals.

Clinical Rotations

Each year is divided into 13, four-week rotations. Because our program trains residents for such a wide variety of careers, we offer different schedules depending on individual preferences. The PGY-1 year is basically the same for either categorical or preliminary program trainees (except as indicated). A sample schedule appears below.

PGY-1 year

2 blocks* of inpatient ward medicine at CSMC
1 block of inpatient ward medicine at West LA VA
1 block of inpatient ward medicine at OVMC /or 3rd block at CSMC
1 block of Heme/Onc service at CSMC (Categorical residents only)
1 block of Medical ICU at CSMC
1 block of Cardiac ICU at CSMC
1 block of Emergency Medicine at CSMC or WLA VA
1 block of PACE clinic at the Sepulveda VA
2 blocks of subspecialty consultation service at CSMC/WLA VA
1 block of vacation (can be divided into two 2-week blocks)
0.5 blocks of clinical skills at CSMC (Categorical residents only)
1 block of Saban Community Clinic, formerly the Saban Free Clinic (Preliminary residents only)
0.5 blocks of VA night float

PGY-2 year

1 block of inpatient ward medicine at CSMC
1 block of inpatient ward medicine at West LA VA
2 blocks of ICU at CSMC/WLA VA
2 blocks of subspecialty consult service at CSMC/West LA VA
1 block of Geriatrics at West LA VA
1.5 blocks of Elective/Research
1 block of Vacation (may be divided into two 2-week blocks)
1.5 blocks of Ambulatory Medicine at West LA VA
0.5 blocks of Acute Cardiology Service
0.5 blocks of Night float at CSMC/WLA VA
0.5 blocks of PACE
0.5 blocks Ambulatory Selective

PGY-3 year

2 blocks of inpatient ward medicine at CSNC/WLA VA
0.5 block of Emergency Medicine at CSMC/WLA VA
2 blocks ICU at CSMC/WLA VA
2 blocks of subspecialty consultation service at CSMC/WLA VA
1.5 blocks of Research/Elective
1 block of Gen. Int.Med. consultation service at CSMC/WLA VA
0.5 blocks of night float at CSMC or West LA VA
1 block of vacation (may be divided into two 2-week blocks)
1.0 blocks of PACE at Sepulveda VA
0.5 blocks Ambulatory Selective
1 block at Venice Family Clinic/Clinica Oscar Romero
 
*note: blocks are 4 weeks long

Key:
OVMC = Olive View Los Angeles County Medical Center
CSMC = Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
West LA VA = West Los Angeles Veteran's Administration Medical Center

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