The Wright State University Internal Medicine curriculum prepares residents to pass the Internal Medicine board exam and to practice as general internists or pursue subspecialty fellowships. The curriculum is designed to master the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) core objectives. Each month focuses on a certain organ system. Residents attend a “morning report” 30-minute lecture to learn about a fundamental concept. This is followed by a “noon conference” one hour session where residents work in small groups to solve real world cases using information introduced during morning report. Content experts guide the sessions and ensure high yield information is emphasized. Spaced repetition of key high-yield pearls throughout the block is used to further improve material retention. Taken together, this system of introducing material in morning report, applying material in noon conference and reviewing material throughout the block ensures that residents master topics necessary for practicing internal medicine and passing the IM board exam.
The didactic curriculum is augmented by a robust procedural simulation curriculum. Residents use three state-of-the-art simulation centers on a monthly basis to learn point of care ultrasound (POCUS) and advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS). They also have the opportunity to practice basic procedures (arterial line, central line, intubation) and advanced procedures (transesophageal echocardiogram).