Training Overview: Combined Programs

Training Overview: Combined Programs

Combined Emergency Medicine-Internal Medicine Program

VCU Medical Center, in partnership with the Richmond VAMC offers a combined five-year Internal Medicine-Emergency Medicine training for two residents per year. For more information about this program, visit the EM-IM Web site.

Combined Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Residency Program

The Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Program is a four-year program integrating internal medicine and pediatrics, with excellent training in both fields through hospital and ambulatory experiences, leading to dual board eligibility and numerous career options. For more information about this track, visit the Med/Peds Web site.

Combined Internal Medicine Residency and Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program (NRP Program Code: 1743140C3)

The Internal Medicine Residency and Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program is a total of four years – three years of training in the categorical Internal Medicine residency before advancing into the one-year Geriatric Medicine Fellowship.  This program offers excellent training in both Internal medicine and Geriatric Medicine.  The Internal core Medicine curriculum is not altered, but residents are offered additional elective time in geriatrics, with a structure similar to that of other pathways.

Residents in the IM-Geriatrics program have early exposure to geriatric medicine with additional clinical rotations and mentorship. Additional rotations for residents in this program replace some elective and/or pathway rotations in the categorical training curriculum.

IM-Geriatrics Curriculum

PGY 1

  • Emphasis on integrating into residency as a categorical intern
  • Will establish geriatric mentor to develop a QI project
  • Will complete a 2-week outpatient geriatric faculty practice rotation

PGY 2

  • Will complete two-week outpatient geriatric faculty practice rotation (required for all categorical and combined program residents)
  • Will complete a two-week rotation in unique geriatric care settings
    • 1-week home-based primary care
    • 1-week nursing home rotation

PGY 3

  • Will complete a 2-week week Geriatrics Consult and Co-management rotation- required for all categorical and combined program residents
  • Will complete a supplemental 2-week Geriatrics Consult and Co-management rotation

PGY2 and PGY3 residents are invited to participate in Tuesday noon Geriatrics conferences when their schedule allows.

Following the three-year Internal Medicine residency training, trainees are board-eligible in Internal Medicine. On completion of the Geriatric Medicine fellowship in the fourth year of this program, individuals will be eligible to take the geriatric medicine board exam.

How to Apply: Please see the main residency page for information on the application process. The IM-Geriatrics NRMP Code is 1743140C3.

 

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