The faculty and fellows educate the house staff on many levels throughout their training experience. The internal medicine residents are required to complete 1-2 rotations in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) as well as one selective month on the pulmonary inpatient consultation service. One month electives are individualized for residents on a one-to-one basis and range from basic laboratory experiences to the ambulatory care setting.
The MICU is a busy closed bed system where three separate MICU teams round daily on 25-35 patients. Each MICU team consists of a faculty member, fellow, 2 upper level residents, 2-3 interns and 1 medical student. These teams are interdisciplinary with house officers from internal medicine, emergency medicine, anesthesia, family practice and neurology residency programs. A didactic lecture series occurs daily.
A dedicated faculty member and fellow staff the inpatient consultation services with 2 upper level internal medicine residents. Housestaff participate in the consultative process including evaluation of patients, interpretation of radiographic and physiologic studies (pulmonary function testing) and performance of procedures such as bronchoscopy. Residents take part in weekly radiology and pulmonary conferences, as well as, small group lectures on pertinent topics of interest.
Residents from other Internal Medicine training programs are welcome to arrange elective rotations on our consultative services. Full details are available from our Office of Graduate Medical Education. It is important to note that a letter of insurance coverage from your home institution and a NC residency training license (RTL) or NC unrestricted medical license (UML) are required. Please note that an RTL or UML may take as much as 4 months to obtain.