Typical Schedules

Sample schedule

Throughout all three years of categorical residency, each resident has one half-day per week dedicated to an ongoing continuity clinic.

First Year Resident (PGY1: Categorical and Preliminary)

  • 6-7 blocks of general and subspecialty inpatient services.
  • 2-3 blocks of cardiac care unit and medical intensive care unit experience.
  • 2-3 blocks of non-inpatient experience in the ER, ambulatory medicine clinics or consult services.
  • 4-6 weeks of night float.
  • 0-1 overnight shift weekend calls per inpatient block on general medicine and subspecialty wards at KU Med and KCVA only.
  • 7-8 blocks will be at KU Med, 3-4 blocks at the KCVA and 0-1 blocks at the Leavenworth VA.
  • No call while on non-inpatient blocks.
  • Preliminary year residents can expect 2-3 blocks in which two-week blocks can be done within their field of future sub-specialization.

Second and Third Year Residents (PGY2 and PGY3)

  • 6-8 blocks of inpatient supervising, which involves guiding two PGY1s and 2-3 medical students in the care of inpatients.
  • 4-6 weeks of night float.
  • 3-5 blocks of cardiac care unit and medical intensive care unit experience.
  • 1-3 blocks (total for all three years) of elective time: International Rotations, Board Review, Research, or other specialty rotations (radiology, anesthesia, etc.)
  • 1 block (total for all three years) of geriatrics.
  • 1 block (total for all three years) of neurology.
  • 1 block (total for all three years) of emergency medicine.
  • 1-2 overnight 12-hour shifts per non-inpatient rotation.

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