Weekly journal club exposes residents to the seminal publications in internal medicine. Most importantly, the hospital entrusts its residents with a legendary degree of autonomy, set against a background of fellows and attending physicians, who provide support at all times. In this way,residents assume real responsibility for their patients and become comfortable making high-stakes decisions.
Our program dedicates tremendous resources to resident education and has a truly exceptional structure: The pod system provides an unparalleled level of support that ensures a comfortable, collegial, and familiar work environment throughout the residency experience. A two-attending system exposes residents to a greater breadth and depth of knowledge and raises the level of discourse about each patient on the team. The 1:1 intern-to-resident ratio enables supervised independence and optimizes resident-to-intern teaching. On rounds, medical students present to a resident who is not familiar with the case, who, in turn, has the opportunity to provide clinical teaching to the team, and receive feedback from the two attendings on service.