Curriculum

As a resident, you enjoy a curriculum that offers a wide variety of clinical and hospital-based experiences as well as incorporated simulation center curriculum and didactics presented by residents, fellows and consulting staff. The schedule is well-balanced and allows electives early in your training process as well as research opportunities during your intern year.

Clinical training

Your training takes place in state-of-the-art clinic and hospital facilities that serve patients with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, including local, national and international patients.

You are very active in providing care for the underserved. All of our residents rotate through Mission House in Jacksonville Beach, which offers a free medical clinic for individuals affected by homelessness.

You may also pursue elective rotations in underserved international communities through the Mayo International Health Program.

During the ambulatory rotations, you rotate through the University of North Florida Student Health Services clinic. The geriatrics rotation includes rotating through hospice and several local nursing homes. As a senior resident, you have the opportunity to rotate through the Veterans Affairs' Jacksonville Outpatient Clinic.

Rotation schedule

Beginning in 2017, the Internal Medicine Residency is transitioning from a 12-block schedule to a 13-block schedule, which allows for additional electives and for all rotations to be four weeks in length.

Electives

Mayo Clinic offers a variety of elective opportunities in Florida.

Rotations are also available at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Minnesota and Arizona with approval from the Graduate Medical Education Committee.

Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Residency trainees and faculty in Jacksonville, Florida

Didactic training

The Jacksonville campus of Mayo Clinic offers a variety of didactic lectures and conferences, from an introductory Intern 101 series to highly specialized topics in all areas of medicine.

Case-based learning is achieved through dedicated ambulatory and primary care morning reports, as well as traditional hospital-based morning reports. We have regularly scheduled evidence-based medicine, journal club, and morbidity and mortality conferences. Unique integrated ultrasound curriculum and training of procedures and patient encounters are offered at the Multidisciplinary Simulation Center.

Mayo Clinic's Medical Grand Rounds are weekly continuing medical education (CME)-accredited conferences in which you routinely present case reports and clinical images. As a PGY-3 resident, you attend board review one protected half day a week. This is a yearlong course designed and directed by a staff physician.

Research training

The Jacksonville campus of Mayo Clinic has extensive research opportunities in basic, translational and clinical research.

The Internal Medicine Residency offers a unique academic mentoring program starting in your PGY-1 year that creates opportunities and connections for future career success. Mentorship is tailored to your individual interests and goals.

In addition to traditional academic scholarship, residents are active in quality improvement, safety initiatives and curriculum development. Our residents are very successful in producing peer-reviewed publications and national presentations. Mayo Clinic provides up to five trips (10 weekdays) a year per resident for trip time, in addition to regular vacation time, for you to present your research at national and regional meetings. Mayo also provides $1,750 per trip to cover costs in addition to registration fees.

All residents become bronze certified in Mayo Clinic Quality Academy with formal teaching of quality metrics, and have the opportunity to become silver and gold certified. Over the last two years, 100 percent of our graduating classes have published one or more research papers during the residency, and all have participated in quality studies during residency.

Teaching opportunities

Opportunities are available for you to teach medical students.

All teaching faculty and senior residents undergo training to improve their teaching skills and become more effective educators. The interactive sessions are held periodically through the year and incorporate concepts related to learning climate, evaluation and feedback, and learner assessment.

Evaluation

To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop the appropriate technical skills to meet program expectations, your performance is monitored carefully during the Internal Medicine Residency. You are formally evaluated by supervising faculty members on a regular basis and meet with the program director to review these evaluations. In addition, you regularly evaluate the faculty to confirm that your educational needs are being met.

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