Our Training Program

Our training program balances a broad variety of inpatient and outpatient experiences providing residents with increasing levels of responsibility and independence. While we offer a comprehensive portfolio of learning experiences we additionally encourage residents to make choices that foster their individual career paths.

All residents in their second and third years of residency are given protected time to engage in scholarly projects along any one of four possible tracks. Residents can choose between a clinical/basic science research track which allows them to engage in longitudinal research projects. A primary care trackproviding them with an in-depth exposure to primary care and experience with quality assurance projects. A public health track allows residents to work within the District of Columbia on projects aiming to improve the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention.  Finally, residents engaged in the global health track participate in structured global health curricular activities as well as overseas rotations in a variety of countries depending on the resident’s interests. Travel costs for international rotations are typically assisted by the program.

Teaching rounds are conducted daily by dedicated teaching faculty on all services, and resident–to-patient ratios are kept between 1:5 and 1:10 in order to optimize resident education. In accordance with the new ACGME regulations, a work system has been structured to provide residents with a desirable balance between clinical experiences and personal time. As a result residents will only spend 4 weeks on nightfloat in each year. 

Sample Schedule

PL-1

  • General inpatient at Georgetown (2 months)
  • General inpatient at Fairfax Hospital (1 month)
  • NICU at Georgetown (1 month)
  • GI transplant at Georgetown (1 month)  
  • Community peds/advocacy (1 month)
  • Well baby at Virginia Hospital Center (1 month)
  • Heme/Onc at Georgetown (1 month)
  • Adolescent medicine at Georgetown (1 month)
  • Neurology at Georgetown (1 month)
  • Sedation/procedures at Georgetown (2 weeks)
  • Elective (2 weeks)
  • Vacation (1 month)

PL-2

  • NICU at Georgetown (1 month)
  • Step down nursery at Georgetown (1 month)
  • General inpatient senior at Virginia Hospital Center (1 month)
  • General inpatient night senior at Virginia Hospital Center (1 month)
  • PICU at Georgetown (1 month)
  • GI transplant senior at Georgetown (1 month)
  • Urgent care at Georgetown (1 month)
  • Emergency medicine at Fairfax Hospital (1 month) 
  • Cardiology at Childrens National Medical Center (1 month)
  • Elective (2 months)
  • Vacation (1 month)      

PL-3

  • NICU senior at Georgetown (1 month)
  • PICU senior at Georgetown (1 month)
  • General inpatient senior at Georgetown (2 months)
  • Emergency medicine at Shady Grove Hospital (2 months)
  • Child psychiatry at Georgetown (1 month)
  • Heme/Onc senior at Georgetown (1 month)
  • Urgent care at Georgetown (1 month)
  • Elective (2 months)
  • Vacation (1 month)

Subspecialties

Subspecialty services available for resident rotations include:

  • Adolescent medicine
  • Adolescent GYN
  • Allergy/immunology
  • Anesthesia and sedation
  • Cardiology
  • Critical care
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genetics
  • Hematology/oncology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Transplant GI