Overview of Internal Medicine


Our goal is to provide our trainees with experience in all the major disciplines of internal medicine. The program is designed with a system of graded responsibility and differing types of call from the PGY1 to PGY3 years. The PGY1 year is focused mainly on inpatient ward experiences (CTU and Cardiology) but also involves some consult rotations, ER, Airway/ICU training and Community Medicine rotations. The PGY2 residents serve as team leaders on the CTUs, complete their ICU training and consult rotations. The PGY3 residents supervise patient care and teaching on the CTUs and have significant responsibility for the acutely sick patients on the Davies 4 ICU. They also complete GIM peri-op consults and other medical subspecialty consult services. 

 
Sample schedule:

PGY1

PGY2

PGY3

CTU Allergy & Immunology

Elective

Palliative Care

ID Consults

CTU

CTU

Elective

Gastroenterology

Cardiology ward

ICU

Selective

Research

ICU

Hematology Consults

CTU

Rheumatology

Night Float

Research/Quality Improvement

CTU

Nephrology

Community Medicine

Respirology

GIM consults & clinics

ER

CTU

Cardiology / CCU

CTU-E

Medical Oncology

CTU

Elective

CTU-E

Endocrinology

Subspecialty

Elective

CTU

Airway/ICU

CTU

Neurology

PGY4

We guarantee all our trainees 4 years of training in order to be eligible for the Royal College exams. All trainees MUST apply for any subspecialty programs through the nationally run PGY4 CaRMS match.

Research / Scholarly Activity

Queens has many active research programs and residents are encouraged to join with a mentor to complete a research project. Elective or Selective times are available for research blocks. Residents are ALL expected to present at the annual resident research day. Evidence of other scholarly activities (e.g. Grand Round presentations, quality assurance project, case report, abstract presentations at national meetings) are a required part of training.

Benefits

Conference Attendance

Residents have up to 7 days of educational leave each year. The program provides financial assistance for residents presenting their work at conferences.

Vacation & Days off

Residents are entitled to 20 days (4 weeks) vacation per year, plus 5 days off over Christmas or New Year and one floating day. We allow an additional 5 days off for interviews for the PGY3 residents. Holiday days worked can be claimed back as a lieu day within 90 days.