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Categorical 4+1 Program Schedule: year at a glance

The schedule adopted by the University of Iowa Internal Medicine Residency is a 4+1 model. Residents rotate for 4 weeks on an inpatient rotation or consult service followed by a 1 week ambulatory experience. The ambulatory week consists of 5 half days of continuity clinic, 2 half days of specialty clinics, an educational half day focused on ambulatory medicine, ultrasound, teaching skills, and quality improvement. This dedicated ambulatory week enhances the outpatient experience through patient continuity and educational opportunity.

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Program schedule

Watch this brief overview by Chief Reisdent, Dr. Nick Arnold

Click here for a more in-depth explanation of how a resident’s time is scheduled, including information about how QI projects, vacation, our new teaching skills rotation, and research can all be built in.