Residency Years 2 & 3
Residents have approximately eight months each year of inpatient service divided as follows: one or two MICU months; one or two cardiology months; two or three general medical months; and two or three months of float services. There is one month in each year dedicated as an ambulatory service month. The remaining months of each year is dedicated to ambulatory or flexible "elective" time.
Residents work with their faculty advisors and mentors to design elective experiences during the flexible time that are congruent with their intended career objectives. Our pathways in fellowship training, hospitalist medicine, primary care medicine, and medical education are used to provide guidance in designing the overall experience for each individual resident.
How these flexible elective opportunities are structured for residents is limited only by the educational needs of the resident and the requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine. There is no fixed requirement that these months be spent at Mount Auburn Hospital. Therefore, residents have often taken advantage of training opportunities beyond our institutional campus at other greater Boston area, national, and international training sites.