PGY3 Year

ebersThe third year schedule is similar to the second year schedule, with the exception of rotating through the Emergency Department. Many residents use elective time during this year for a research elective to ensure additional time for completion of academic projects. This is also an opportunity to obtain additional experience in areas of interest or to explore areas that you might never experience after graduation.

Third year residents set the tempo for the educational excellence that defines our program. During your final year of training, you will continue your role as team leader on the inpatient services and will serve as a role model for second year residents learning how to transition from intern to upper level resident. You will be looked to by many for advice in difficult patient care decisions and your comfort level with a wide array of clinical problems will be vastly improved from just one year prior.

Categorical Track

Inpatient – 8-9 inpatient rotations comprised of a combination of General Medicine, Digestive Health, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Coronary Care Unit, Acute Cardiology Service, and Hematology/Oncology.

Outpatient – Thirteen +1 weeks which include 4-5 half-days of continuity clinic, 2-3 half-days of subspecialty clinic, and 2 half-days for research and administrative time.

Elective – Choose 4-5 rotations from an expansive list of electives in outpatient medicine clinics and inpatient consult services, as well as off-service clinics (see complete list »).

Primary Care Track

Inpatient – 7-8 inpatient rotations comprised of a combination of General Medicine, Digestive Health, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Coronary Care Unit, Acute Cardiology Service, and Hematology/Oncology.

Outpatient – Thirteen +1 weeks which include 4-5 half-days of continuity clinic, 2-3 half-days of subspecialty clinic, and 2 half-days for research and administrative time. One 3-week rotation at the Central Virginia Community Health Center about 50 minutes from Charlottesville.

Elective – Choose 4-5 rotations from an expansive list of electives in outpatient medicine clinics and inpatient consult services, as well as off-service clinics (see complete list »).