Sanford School of Medicine Residencies

Internal Medicine Rotation Schedules

The Internal Medicine Residency consists of 36 months of training leading to American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Board Certification.

Ambulatory care training accounts for approximately 30% of overall residency training, which includes one half-day per week in a continuity ambulatory internal medicine clinic, emergency medicine, subspecialty medical clinics, a block rotation in ambulatory care at the VA Medical Center, and a primary care medicine rotation. Rotations are four-week blocks beginning on Monday and ending on Sunday.

Variations may occur according to changes in accreditation guidelines, previous individual residency training, and personal resident preferences.

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In- patient training

7 rotations

Electives 3 rotations
Research 1 rotation
Primary care medicine 1 rotation

In-patient training                 5 rotations
Electives 3 o 4 rotations
Emergency medicine

1 rotation

Neurology 1 rotation
VA ambulatory care 1 rotation
Critical care 1 rotation

In-patient training 4 rotations
Electives 5 rotations
Critical care 1 rotation
VA ambulatory care 1 rotation
Geriatrics 1 rotation
General IM consultation

1 rotation

* Sanford USD Medical Center night float rotation is required in either PGY2 or PGY3.

To complete the program, residents are required to take 7 of the 10 subspecialties listed below:

  • Allergy
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology/oncology
  • Infectious disease
  • Nephrology
  • Pulmonary
  • Rheumatology
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