Core Curriculum Overview - Internal Medicine Residency

A Competency-Based Curriculum

The Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program is committed to a longitudinal, competency-based curriculum outlined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The ACGME general competencies include:

  1. Patient Care
  2. Medical Knowledge
  3. Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  4. Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  5. Professionalism
  6. Systems-Based Practice

For additional information on any of the above competencies, please refer to ACGME General Competencies: Working Definitions.

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center's Internal Medicine Residency Program curriculum has been collaboratively produced by the residency director, associate program directors, residents within the program and specific individuals within each subspecialty. The curriculum is a dynamic resource that is continually revised in an effort to keep abreast of advances in medicine and changes in resident education.


A competency-based curriculum has been written for each rotation. Each curriculum defines the learning environments and evaluation methods used to determine the successful achievement of each competency. Residents are evaluated at the end of every rotation.  The faculty are expected to provide verbal and written feedback.

In addition to rotation-specific learning venues, regularly scheduled didactic sessions include Morning Report, Intern Report, Noon Conference Core Curriculum Lecture Series, Journal Club, Morbidity and Mortality Conference, Ambulatory Care Conference, Evidence-Based Medicine Conference and Grand Rounds.


For information regarding the longitudinal educational goals of the residency program, by PGY level, for each of the six ACGME general competencies, please refer to the Longitudinal Educational Goals table.

Rotation-Specific Core Curricula

Ambulatory Medicine  Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) 
Cardiovascular Medicine  Nephrology 
Critical Care Unit (CCU)  Neurology 
Dermatology  Oncology 
Emergency Medicine  Opthalmology 
Endocrinology  Orthopaedic Surgery 
Gastroenterology  Otolaryngology 
Geriatric Medicine  Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine 
Gynecology  Pulmonary Medicine 
Hematology  Rheumatology 
Infectious Disease  Ward Medicine 
Medical Consultation