Internal Medicine Core Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to give residents exposure to all aspects of inpatient and outpatient internal medicine. Residents will have the opportunity to rotate in all of the internal medicine subspecialties as well as other specialties such as allergy and dermatology. This curriculum fulfills all the requirements for board eligibility in Internal Medicine.

Intern Year

  • 4 months Inpatient General Medicine Wards (UHATS service)
  • 1 month Emergency Medicine
  • 1 month Night Float
  • 1 month Neurology (inpatient)
  • 1.5 months Medical Intensive Care Unit (1 month days, 1 month nights)
  • 1 month Intern Ambulatory Rotation (AIR)
  • 1 month Specialty Rotation (see below)
  • 1 month Cardiology
  • 2 weeks of Hospice and Palliative Care

Second Year Residents

  • 2.5 month General Medicine Ward Supervisor/Senior
  • 1 month Senior Triage and Admitting Team (STAR)
  • 1 month Resident Research Rotation
  • 1 month Medical Intensive Care Unit Senior
  • 1 month Night Float Senior
  • 1 month Senior Outpatient Ambulatory Rotation (SOAR)
  • 2 weeks of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Consult and Procedure Service
  • 4 months Specialty Rotation (see below)

Third Year Residents

  • 1.5 months General Medicine Ward Supervisor/Senior
  • 1 month Senior Triage and Admitting Team (STAR)
  • 1 month Medical Intensive Care Unit Senior
  • 1 month Senior Outpatient Ambulatory Rotation (SOAR)
  • 1 month of Geriatrics
  • 2 weeks of Night Float
  • 6 months Specialty Rotation (see below)

Specialty Rotations

  • Cardiology (1 month required)
  • Endocrinology (1 month required)
  • Gastroenterology (1 month required)
  • Geriatrics (1 month required)
  • Hematology/Oncology (1 month required)
  • Infectious Diseases (1 month required)
  • Nephrology (1 month required)
  • Pulmonary (1 month required)
  • Rheumatology (1 month required)
  • Anesthesiology
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • College Health
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Radiology
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Procedural month
  • Others with approval of the program director
  • Residents are allowed away/outside rotations, pending program director approval

Ambulatory clinic is 1 full day every 2 weeks. In addition, residents will have 1 month every year dedicated to outpatient medicine.

All residents rotate through a night shift month every year. Night float provides overnight coverage for the medicine wards without requiring additional call shifts.

New Curricular Developments

Clinician Educator Track

This is a two-year longitudinal track that residents can apply to in order to deliberately practice skills used by a clinician educator:

  • Establishing learning climate
  • Giving feedback
  • Teaching on the wards, in the clinic, in the simulation center
  • Preparing for a career in academic medicine
  • Getting involved in medical education research and curriculum design


Procedural/Consult Inpatient Service with Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Our residents have the opportunity to rotate through an inpatient consult service to highlight the expertise we learn as internists and to practice being effective consultants.

We also perform ultrasound-guided bedside procedures such as thoracenteses, paracenteses, lumbar punctures, skin biopsies, and arthrocentesis.

Additionally, through the use of simulation and in POCUS rounds, we practice bedside evaluation of patients with the help of point-of-care ultrasound.

Contact Us

Internal Medicine Residency Program Coordinator
OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center
530 NE Glen Oak Ave
Peoria, Illinois 61637
(309) 655-2730