Preliminary Year

A one-year program is available for candidates who require Internal Medicine training prior to starting another specialty.  We treat our preliminary residents the same as we do our categorical residents.  Our prelims participate in the same orientation as our categorical residents, they are invited to all of our didactic conferences, and all of our residency’s social events outside of the hospital.  The year culminates with a graduation ceremony that celebrates the 3rd year categorical residents’ graduation and also our prelims graduation as they move on from the IM program to their respective specialty of choice.

We also work with our prelims to individualize their schedule as much as possible to maximize the applicability of their rotations to their future career specialty.  The major difference between the prelim schedule and the categorical schedule is there is no Y-week, only 4 week blocks of rotations.

For more information on our prelim year, please reach out to