TRANSITIONAL INTERNSHIP

Schedule and Example of Schedule

Schedule

  • 7 fundamental clinical blocks, 4 weeks each: 2-3 blocks of either surgery, OB, or pediatrics and 4-5 blocks of internal medicine
  • ICU optional to replace an internal medicine block
  • One block each of ED, ambulatory (adult, pediatric, or surgery)
  • 2 elective blocks (choices open and flexible)
  • One block vacation broken up into 2-two week blocks
  • There are 1-2 weeks of medicine nightfloat, and 1 week of nights on general surgery. If you do the OB rotation, there is usually 2-4 night shifts assigned.

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    Examples of Schedule​​​

    BLOCK

    INTERN 1

    ​INTERN 2

    ​1

    ​ED

    ​Surgery

    ​2

    ​Medicine wards

    ​Elective 3 wks renal, 1 week nightfloat

    ​3

    ​ID 3 weeks, 1 week nightfloat

    ​OB

    ​4

    ​Elective - 2 wks coroner's office, 2 wks vacation

    ​2 wks vacation, 2 wks pulmonary

    ​5

    ​In patient general surgery

    ​Medicine wards

    ​6

    ​Surgery ambulatory

    ​Pediatrics ambulatory

    ​7

    ​Medicine wards

    ​Medicine wards

    ​8

    ​Pediatrics wards

    ​ED

    ​9

    ​Elective - research 4 weeks

    ​Medicine wards

    ​10

    ​2 wks Heme, 2 wks vacation

    ​2 wks vacation, 2 wks ID

    ​11

    ​VA Medicine wards

    ​VA Medicine wards

    ​12

    ​Elective - 2 wks radiology, 2 wks Medicine wards

    ​Away elective - 4 wks UCLA

    ​13​

    ​Medicine wards

    ​Medicine wards

    • 12-16 weeks of medicine wards
    • 1-2 weeks night float
    • 2-6 weeks medicine subspecialty
    • 2-3 weeks of the following 4 week rotations: OB, Pediatrics, Surgery
    • 4 weeks ED
    • 8 weeks elective
    • 4 weeks ambulatory block
    • 4 weeks vacation (3 weeks vacation, 1 week GME time)