SIU School of Medicine

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Department of Internal Medicine


Of the 11 preliminary medicine positions, we offer:

  • 3 linked to the SIU Radiology residency,
  • 2 linked to the SIU Dermatology residency,
  • 3 linked to the SIU Neurology residency, and
  • 1 freestanding position for residents seeking an advanced standing position elsewhere

We offer a solid preliminary medicine residency which will prepare you for any of the advanced standing programs. Our Preliminary Medicine residents are treated similar to those in the categorical medicine track. Their rotations are similar with the possibility of scheduling a 1-month elective to coincide with ultimate career goals.

The first year typically includes:

  1. General internal medicine (5 months)
  2. Intensive care unit (1 month)
  3. Emergency Medicine (1 month)
  4. Inpatient Nephrology (1 month)
  5. Pulmonary, GI, ID (1 month each)
  6. Ambulatory medicine

For those who are interested in one of the linked positions, an ERAS application should be submitted to the “home department”. It is not necessary to interview with the Department of Medicine, but you are certainly welcome to visit the Medicine program on your interview day if you wish. Please discuss this with the Residency Coordinator in the home program in order to coordinate this visit. Applicants interested in the freestanding preliminary medicine positions should submit their ERAS applications to the Department of Medicine.

For more information on our programs send and e-mail to Catherine Brower

Hospitalist Service:
Located at Memorial Medical Center our Hospitalist General Medicine Services consists of 4 teams of 2 PGY-1 residents and a PGY-3 senior resident. Residents are both admitting patients and serving as medicine consultants. Features of our hospital Medicine Service Include:

  • Drip model for admissions and consultations
  • Intern “long” day shifts every 8th day with Senior “long” shift every 4th day.
  • Short shifts start at 6:30 a.m. and end by 5 p.m. generally for interns and Senior’s.
  • Morning and afternoon handoffs are directly observed
  • A six week curriculum has been developed for the 3-4 p. hour Monday – Thursday
  • Dedicated nurses and pharmacists support the hospital service.

Hospitalist Template

Goals for Y Week

  • Enhance ambulatory medicine knowledge and skills through clinical practice, asynchronous online didactic and interactive learning experiences.
  • Participate in outpatient team based care to achieve patient centered goals including access to care and provider continuity while learning effective practice management.
  • Coach and promote your clinical competency towards the goal to become an independent outpatient practitioner in Internal Medicine.
  • 3 main structures

  • Your ambulatory continuity provider and shared practice partners.
  • Your selected longitudinal subspecialty clinics.
  • Tuesday academic half day & Hopkins ambulatory modules as assigned
  • Clinic Week Template

    Why a 3 week inpatient duration?

    • Three week inpatient dwell time provides for 13 rotations each year.
    • Three weeks of a rotation appear to be an ideal amount of time to spend on any given rotation
    • Golden weekends follow every in-patient rotation which allows recovery time before each clinic week.

    Categorical Program

    First Year:

    PGY – 1 residents provide care in inpatient settings directly supervised by senior residents, fellows and clinical faculty. In our developmental progression first year residents are typically identified as early learners to beginning/effective managers.

    Rotations include:

    • 8 Hospitalist
    • 1 Night Medicine
    • 1 Nephrology
    • 1 Pulmonary
    • 1 Gastroenterology
    • 1 Infectious Disease

    Second Year

    PGY – 2 residents are indirectly supervised and obtain advanced training in internal medicine subspecialties and the intensive care unit. Second year residents comprise the night medicine services and the medicine subspecialty night consult service. Typically, second year residents are identified as effective to advanced managers.

    Rotations include:

    • 3 Intensive Care
    • 3 Night Medicine
    • 1 Ambulatory
    • 1 Rheumatology
    • 1 Endocrinology
    • 1 Cardiology
    • 1 Hematology-Oncology
    • 1 Neurology
    • 1 Medicine Psychiatry

    Third Year

    PGY-3 residents assume added responsibility as supervisors and teacher/leaders on hospitalist and intensive care services. Third year residents are capable of oversight supervision and typically are identified as advanced managers or teacher-leaders.

    The senior year schedule includes:

    • 4 Hospitalist
    • 1 Night Medicine
    • 2 Intensive Care
    • 1 Emergency medicine
    • 1 Hematology/Oncology
    • 1 Gastroenterology
    • 1 Cardiology
    • 1 Rheumatology
    • 1 Endocrinology