Rotation Fact Sheet - Internal Medicine Residency

General Medicine Wards:  

  • Teams consist of 2 interns, 1 resident, 1 attending (hospitalist or internist) 
  • At the start of the year, each intern is paired with 1 resident for their first rotation 
  • NO overnight call, night float rotation present 
  • Census up to 10 patients 

     Lemuel Shattuck Hospital  

  • 4 week rotation in Jamaica Plains State Hospital  
  • Team of 4 interns from different hospitals, 1 Tufts PGY-3 resident, 1 attending 
  • Provide care to inmates and underserved populations of the city 


  • Combined resident subspecialty services 
  • Liver Team consists of 1 liver intern, 1 GI fellow, liver attending 
  • Oncology/Hematology Team consists of 1 intern, 1 senior resident and oncology/hematology attendings 

Junior Hospitalist-Early in PGY2 Year  

  • PGY-2 resident working one to one with hospitalist or GIM attending 
  • Allows resident to consolidate clinical knowledge and managerial skills 

CCU/Cardiology Service  

  • Team consists of 2 interns, 2 residents, 1 Cardiology fellow, 1 Cardiology attending 
  • CCU unit + general cardiology floor 
  • NO overnight call, night float resident present 


  • Team consists of 2-3 interns, 2 residents, 1 PCCM fellow, 1 PCCM attending 
  • Closed ICU unit 
  • NO overnight call, night float rotation present.  

Ambulatory Subspecialties 

  • Categorical residents rotate through all required 
  • Prelims can rotates as an elective 
  • Outpatient rotations in medical subspecialities including cardiology, pulmonary, endocrinology, gastroenterology, etc. 


  • Many electives available within Lahey consortium to be chosen by discussion with Chief Residents. Availability list with Ellen Cummings.  
  • Away electives can be arranged, including international electives (Bolivia) 

Elective Jeopardy  

  •  Elective rotation that is also designated as sick call. One day off a week.   

Continuity Clinic in a “4 + 1” Schedule  

  • Categorical residents only  
  •  Work together with a designated group of preceptor for duration of training every 5th week. Week also includes surgical subspecialty experiences., other experiences related to general medicine, quality improvement, half day per week that can be used for research, scholarship and QI and a simulation half day.  

Emergency Medicine  

  • 4 weeks for prelim interns and 2 weeks for categoricals (PGY2/PGY3) residents 

Night float  

  • 6pm to 6am shift 
  • 2 intern night floats cross covers day teams inpatients 
  • 1 resident night floats admits overnight to housestaff teams 
  • Separate CCU/ICU night float to cover units 


  • Bedford VA Hospital and outpatients neurogeriatrics 

Medicine Consult  

  • Inpatient and outpatient consult service, providing care in periop medicine 
  • Co-manage patients with surgical subspecialty services 


  • Outpatient neurology  
  • Work directly with various attendings who specialize in different fields (movement disorder, epilepsy, stroke, etc)