Curriculum and Schedules

What You Will Learn

4+2 Schedule

Piedmont Athens Regional’s Internal Medicine Residency Program has adpoted the 4+2 schedule.  With the schedule, residents typically complete 4 weeks of an inpatient rotation (Wards or ICU) followed by 2 weeks of Ambulatory Clinic.  During their inpatient rotations, they are not required to attend continutity clinic. This schedule allows residents to focus on their patients, either inpatient or outpatient, without having to attend continutity clinic.  

PGY-1 Schedule

Wards: 16 Weeks

Ambulatory: 12 Weeks 

Night Medicine: 4 Weeks

ICU: 4 Weeks

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement: 2 Weeks

Infectious Disease: 4 Weeks

Electives: 4 Weeks

Vacation: 4 Weeks

PGY-2 Schedule

Wards: 12 Weeks

Ambulatory: 12 Weeks

Office Ambulatory: 2 Weeks

ICU: 4 Weeks

Night Medicine: 4 Weeks

Patient Safety & Quality Improvement: 2 Weeks

Emergency Medicine: 4 Weeks

Neurology: 4 Weeks

Electives: 4 Weeks

Vacation: 4 Weeks

PGY-3 Schedule

Wards: 10 Weeks

Ambulatory: 12 Weeks

Office Ambulatory: 2 Weeks

Business of Medicine: 2 Weeks

ICU: 4 Weeks

Night Float: 4 Weeks

Geriatrics: 4 Weeks


Electives: 8 Weeks

Patient Safety & Quality Improvement: 2 Weeks

Vacation: 4 Weeks

PGY-1 Year

During the year residents learn data collection and synthesis and how to accurately present it in a meaningful way to others on the team.  They learn how to prioritize the care of sick patients and identify those who require additional interventions.  During the year they are exposed to inpatient, outpatient, critical care, and infectious diseases.

How to Survive

PGY-2 Year

During this year, residents are expected to correctly perform the aPGY-1 tasks more consistently and with a greater level of efficieny and accuraty.  PGY-2 residents begin to lead teams and learn how to diagnosis diesease in new patients, as well as how to develop care plans that they reivew with their suprvising physician.  PDuring the year, they are exposed to new rotations in office ambulatory, neruolgoy, and emergency medicine.  

How to Lead

PGY-3 Year

During this year, residents are expected to correctly perform the aPGY-2 tasks with increasing independence.  They must proficiently and effectively managet he complex meidcal patient and understand when there is a need for an appopraite referral.  They will further improve their skills in communication and health promotion by teaching their peers and other members of the healthcare team.  They are expected to display the entrustable professional activitys (EPAs) of medicine consistently.  Senior residents gain leadership experience through the consult rotation, hospitalist rotation, and Business of Medicine rotations.

How to Succeed

At the of 3 years of training, our physicians will be:

  • Able to provide patient-centered, high-value, cost-effective care
  • Embrace diversity and understand the impact health disparities have on medical care
  • Adept at using health information technology to improve the care and education of their patients and the community
  • Committed to life-long learning and professional development
  • Demonstrate compassion, integrity and respect for others
  • Function effectively as leaders or member of high functioning health care team.

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Sample Ward Daily Schedule

Sample Ambulatory Schedule

Sample Conference Schedule

Red: Required for ALL residents

Orange: Required unless patient care emergency

Green: Only Ambulatory Residents

Purple: ICU Residents

Sample Ward Schedule

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