Curriculum

We have implemented an organ system based didactic curriculum that is based on ABIM blueprint.

Month Organ System
JulyCardiology
AugustNephrology
SeptemberInfectious Disease
OctoberEndocrine
NovemberPulmonology/Critical Care
DecemberHematology/Oncology
JanuaryGastroenterology
FebruaryNeurology
MarchRheumatology
AprilDermatology/Geriatrics
MayPsychiatry/Women’s Health
JuneOphthalmology/Medical Ethics

We have an extensive board review series that utilizes NEJM (+), NEJM Resident 360, MKSAP, Decker, and have weekly board review within our organ system based didactic curriculum.

Every Friday, we have simulation in which residents improve their skills with running a code, managing in-flight emergencies, doing procedures, and leading difficult conversations.

Finally, we place a strong emphasis on resident wellness and resilience. We are committed to preventing burnout of our residents. Our Wellness Committee is led by a resident and faculty member and hosts on- and off- campus events monthly.

Rotation Schedule

Our Internal Medicine Residency Program offers residents an immersive rotation schedule designed specifically to help familiarize them with the ins and outs of a career in Internal Medicine.

The internal medicine program is structured as a 4+1 academic year where residents participate in four weeks of clinical care to an assigned rotation followed by one full week in the continuity clinic.

The scholarly pursuits residents follow in the program are essential to their growth, and that combined with nearly 270 continuity clinic half-days provide a solid academic and practical foundation for our residents to use as they set out to better the lives of thousands of future patients.

Our ACGME accredited three-year program is offered at HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood where residents have access to both inpatient and outpatient facilities, clinics and ambulatory centers.

In addition, residents have access to a fully developed and technically designed simulation center through the University of Houston.

PGY1

Rotation Duration (weeks)
Inpatient Medicine 20
MICU 6
Night Float 4
Cardiology 4
Gastroenterology 4
Neurology 4

PGY2

Rotation Duration (weeks)
Inpatient Medicine 12
MICU 4
Night Float 4
Pulmonary 4
Hematology/Oncology 4
Nephrology 4
Infectious Disease 4
Elective 6

PGY3

Rotation Duration (weeks)
Inpatient Medicine 12
MICU 4
Night Float 4
Geriatrics 4
Emergency Department 4
Rheumatology 2
Electives 12