Internal Medicine Residency Program Schedule

Clinical rotations, training pathways and more

Year One Internship, Residency Schedule & Training Pathways

The first year of training is an internship, followed by the two-year residency. Residents have the option of selecting a training pathway at any time.

Internship Year (PGY-1)

The inpatient teaching service is a major focus of PGY-1. First-year residents (interns) develop essential medical and patient communication skills as they focus on inpatient service.

Residency Years (PGY-2 and PGY-3): Teaching Rounds and Conferences

Throughout your residency, you’ll benefit from a wide range of formal and informal teaching activities at Mount Auburn Hospital.

Teaching Service

The teaching service provides opportunities to discuss, review and plan patient care with the Mount Auburn Hospital medical team in the inpatient and ambulatory care settings.   


Conferences are an opportunity to review cases, discuss medical problems, ethics and more. The Internal Medicine residency conference schedule includes the following: 

  • Board review course 
  • Cardiac catheterization conferences
  • Clinical pathologic correlation conferences 
  • Friday ambulatory conferences
  • Intern report 
  • Journal Club  
  • Noon conferences
  • Medical intensive care unit morbidity and mortality (M&M) conference 
  • Monthly resident-as-teacher conference  
  • Pre-clinic conferences  
  • Primary care conferences  
  • Tumor board  


Residents work with their faculty advisors and mentors to design elective experiences that align with their intended career objectives. Our pathways in fellowship training, hospitalist medicine and primary care medicine provide guidance in designing the overall experience for each individual resident.  

How these flexible elective opportunities are structured for residents is limited only by the educational needs of the resident and the requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine. There is no fixed requirement that these months be spent at Mount Auburn Hospital. Therefore, residents have often taken advantage of training opportunities beyond our institutional campus at other greater Boston area, national and international training sites.  

Training Pathways

Training pathways allow residents to focus on their interests and career goals. You’ll receive the most benefit if you indicate a preference when you join our program, but you can request to join a pathway at any time during your residency training experience. This flexibility gives you the option to change focus and meet your evolving needs if you discover a new interest during your residency. 

All pathways are part of our categorical program. No matter which you choose, you’ll qualify for the same American Board of Internal Medicine certification exam and complete our residency program with the same credentials.  

We offer three training pathways: 

Get Started

Visit the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to apply for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Mount Auburn Hospital.