Second Year Curriculum


Core Rotations
The three PGY2 COREs are designed to enhance residents' outpatient clinical competencies as a continuation of the longitudinal CORE structure begun in intern year. Residents in second year COREs focus on developing their addictions medicine, practice management, and ENT knowledge and skills. Behavioral science, scholarship, and community outreach activities are threaded throughout the three COREs, allowing residents to build on knowledge and skills developed in prior rotations and to immediately apply it in the outpatient clinic setting. Second year residents on COREs also have the opportunity to staff the majority of our FMC specialty clinics, including the respiratory, pain management, procedure, and ultrasound clinics.

Family Medicine Inpatient
There are three FMI rotations during the PGY 2 year. The rotation description is the same as PGY 1 rotations, but with an increased level of supervision of PGY 1 residents and medical students.

The required Geriatrics rotation includes didactics and clinical care, with home visits and nursing home visits made with supervising faculty. During this month, time is spent with multiple providers of care for geriatric patients: rehabilitation providers, podiatrists, geriatricians, home hospice nurses, etc.

The gynecology rotation averages 24 half days of GYN office experience with OB-GYN physician preceptors. These experiences occur in an FQHC setting with ample opportunities for hands on procedural experience. In preparation for these activities, the residency holds a colposcopy workshop every 18 months and a office gynecology workshop yearly (IUD insertion, endometrial biopsy, pelvic ultrasound, saline sonchysterogram, Implanon, Essure, Novasure, Adina, LEEP, ward catheter placement, cervical cryotherapy).

Intensive Care
The ICU rotations are completed at Eskanazi Hospital, a Level 1 trauma center.  While on call, residents are responsible for all necessary procedures including intubation, ventilator management, central lines, arterial lines, thoracentesis and Swan-Ganz catheter placement. Residents care for an average of 2-5 critically ill patients a day. Most patients remain in the ICU for 2-3 days and the medical critical care beds are consistently full.

There is one OB rotation in the 2nd year. The rotation description is the same as for the PGY 1 rotation, but with increased level of responsibility with supervision of PGY 1 residents.

Pediatrics Inpatient
Pediatrics Inpatient during the PGY 2 year is completed at Indiana University Riley Hospital for Children, where residents perform as upper levels alongside Pediatrics residents, fellows, and faculty.

Pediatrics Outpatient
Pediatrics Outpatient is a concentrated rotation in an outpatient pediatrics clinic alongside pediatricians and family medicine preceptors, focusing on:

  • Developmental Screenings
  • Well-Child Exams
  • Acute Care
  • Asthma Treatment
  • ADHD Management

In the second year of training, residents complete one block of electives. Residents may:  1. repeat an experience in one of the required rotations; 2. choose from templated existing electives (examples below); or 3. customize a rotation to accommodate his/her clinical interest and/or future practice needs.

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Casting
  • Colonscopy
  • Colposcopy
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Developmental Pediatrics
  • Endocrinology
  • Ethics
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease
  • International Medicine
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Palliative Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Research/Scholarship
  • Rheumatology
  • Underserved Medicine
  • Wound Care

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