Our schedule structure of 4 + 2 + 2 allows for consistent curriculum on our Ambulatory blocks as well as during in-patient months. Each block is roughly 4 weeks long and is represented below.
We pride ourselves in understanding the importance of a work/life balance relationship. All residents and interns are guaranteed one day off each week (typically on weekends) on average while on inpatient services. Our “Block” schedule also increases the number of “golden weekends” during ambulatory rotations and elective time. Residents on elective have weekends off and no night call. Vacation time is divided into two separate blocks totaling four weeks each year, plus one week off for every resident during the Christmas / New Years time frame. In addition, all categorical interns have a 10-day break between their PGY-1 and PGY-2 year.