COVID-19

For more information on COVID-19 and the visitor restrictions in place at Capital Health, click here.
For information on our advanced safety measures for receiving care during the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.

Curriculum

The number that follows each rotation denotes week(s) duration.

PGY1

Orientation (2)
Health System Management (2)
Family Medicine Service (8)
Admitting Service (4)
ICU (4)
OB (8)
Radiology (2)
Cardiology (2)
Surgery (4)
Pediatric Inpatient (4)
NICU (2)
Newborn Nursery (2)
Adult ED (4)
Vacation (4)

PGY2

Family Medicine Service (8)
Night Float (4)
Geriatrics (4)
Dermatology (2)
Psychiatry (4)
Women’s Health (4)
Musculoskeletal/Sports Medicine (4)
Pediatric ED (4)
Pediatric Outpatient (4)
Health System Management (2)
Research (2)
Community Health (2)
Med or Peds Elective (4)
Vacation (4)

PGY3

Orientation (2)
Cardiology (2)
Family Medicine Service (8)
Night Float (4)
Musculoskeletal/Sports Medicine (4)
Pain & Surgical Subspecialties (4)
Pediatric Outpatient (4)
Adult ED (4)
Research (2)
Community Health (2)
Elective (12)
Vacation (4)

Longitudinal

There are several rotations that are spread out over the course of your three years to optimize continuity of care and learning. The rotations are as follows:

Health Systems Management (HSM)

HSM prepares residents for the business and system aspect of physician practice and its surrounding effects. The longitudinal fashion of this rotation provides residents with time to attend meetings and leadership opportunities throughout their residency. As the resident advances through the years, their exposure will grow with them, starting with basic principles of practice management and advancing to broader system administration within the realm of hospital medicine, patient safety, and quality improvement. Residents will ultimately spearhead their own project in areas like quality, patient safety, and population health.

Geriatrics

Care of the older adult is a marathon not a race. The process of aging occurs over years, and therefore we have built-in exposure to this patient population throughout residency. In the second and third year there is longitudinal exposure to a cohort of patients who reside in a long-term care community. Additionally, four weeks of a dedicated geriatric rotation PGY2 curriculum, which includes exposure to a skilled nursing facility and home visits.

Community Health

As a pillar within our residency’s mission, the community health rotation is designed to expose each resident to the local needs of our community and how we as physicians are well suited to serve. Each resident will work with organizations like Trenton Health Team, dedicated to the health and well-being of the greater Trenton community, and Homefront a local organization which is devoted to end homelessness. We strive to establish a lasting presence within our community, and as such, the residents will be integrally involved over the course of their training.

Research

To encourage lifelong learning, the research rotation is split between PGY2 and PGY3 to encourage continued protected time for learning, research, and growth. Each resident will graduate with a peer-reviewed publication and/or scholarly presentation with faculty mentorship.

Didactics

Our didactic curriculum was designed to provide residents with a comprehensive series of lectures in a variety of formats which can be tailored to different learning types. There will be weekly teleconference lectures which will be recorded and available for at-home use. Additionally, in-person case based discussions will occur weekly on Wednesday afternoons, which will be protected time. Workshops, OSCEs, and simulations will occur once monthly. By splitting didactic topics into teleconferences/recordings and case-based discussions, the residency is able to build administrative time into the residents’ schedule. Examples of Weekly Didactic schedule:

Assigned Material Recorded Noon Lecture (20 min):
1. Antiepileptic drugs
2. How to interview and manage the suicidal Patient
3. Cognitive screening tools
Wed Afternoon (1-5p) Simulation: Status epilepticus
Workshop: Cognitive screening tools
OSCE: Suicide assessment

        Or

Assigned Material Recorded Noon Lecture (20 min):
1. COPD management
2. Shoulder injuries
3. Anxiety diagnosis
Wed. Afternoon (1-5p) Case-based Discussions:
1. Shortness of breath
2. Shoulder pain
3. Pharmacologic anxiety management
Administrative time (1 hour)