Transitional Year Internship Program


The one-year internship program at Broward Health is designed to give graduate medical students a strong foundation and support as they enter the next phase of their medical training.

Transitional Year Internship Program

The one-year internship program at Broward Health is designed to give graduate medical students a strong foundation and support as they enter the next phase of their medical training.

Coordinator:

Katherine Seide

Phone:

954-355-5180

About the Program

The leadership and faculty of the Graduate Medical Education Department help medical students adjust to and prepare for residency through a robust Transitional Year Internship Program at Broward Health Medical Center.

Program Highlights

  • Intellectually stimulating didactic curriculum
  • Large diverse patient population
  • Exposure to extensive medical pathology
  • Programmatic support to meet future career goals
  • Cohesive and friendly working environment

Curriculum

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Following are detailed descriptions of the rotations for each post-graduate year of training in the transitional year internship program.

PGY-1 Rotations

Inpatient Ward Rotation 

The general medical ward rotation is the most intense learning experience during residency. Direct care of hospitalized patients is the cornerstone of developing a resident’s skills as an internal medicine physician. Residents will receive a broad introduction to the evaluation and management of a wide variety of diseases related to general internal medicine. In addition to the routine case mix for general internal medicine wards, the rotation provides a unique opportunity for residents to consider the complex relationships between health status and poverty including in depth clinical experiences with substance abuse, co-morbid medical and psychiatric disease, geriatrics, HIV/AIDS, homelessness, international and immigrant health.

The inpatient service functions on the premise of shared responsibility between house officers and attending staff.  Interns (and acting-interns) will admit and manage patients completely, calling upon the resident and attending staff for consent and guidance when indicated. House officers write all orders. The attending, who may or may not have ongoing relationships with the patients, have legal responsibility for patient care. Residents, as trainees, and attending as teachers will collaborate to guarantee their patients the best medical care, the best learning experience, and the most collegial and satisfying work environment possible.

Family Medicine Inpatient Service Rotation 

The family medicine inpatient service provides care for patients from the Sanford L. Ziff Clinic and local Broward community who require hospitalization. This service is composed of two first-year residents and two senior residents who are supervised by Family Medicine and Internal Medicine attendings. While on family medicine inpatient service, residents participate in morning report, noon-time didactics and interact with a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare providers. This service provides an opportunity for residents to care for a diverse patient population with a wide array of medical conditions. With the team structure residents develop leadership skills, gain confidence in patient care management and have the opportunity to teach medical students.

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Rotation

Residents work with the Pediatrics Department at the Salah Foundation Children's Hospital at Broward Health to develop skills to care for acutely ill children in a hospital setting. On this rotation they participate in daily morning report and teaching rounds, where cases are discussed in entirety to provide complete medical care to Broward Health’s youngest patients. Residents work with the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Department at the Salah Foundation Children's Hospital at Broward Health to develop skills to care for acutely ill children in a hospital setting. On this rotation they participate in daily morning report, and teaching rounds, where cases are discussed in an informal setting. The goal is to provide an environment that allows the resident to feel comfortable managing common conditions associated with hematology/oncology.

Emergency Medicine Rotation

Our EM department at BHMC is a Level 1 Trauma Center and exposes our residents to large volume and exposure to emergency situations in all levels of acuity. The residents gain an exciting hands-on opportunity to care for adults and pediatric patients. With Broward Health Medical Center being a safety net hospital, residents are exposed to a fast paced environment with a variety of medical conditions, levels of acuity, opportunity to be involved in procedures, as well as contributing to patient and family care needs.

Pediatrics Emergency Medicine Rotation

The Pediatrics Emergency Medicine department at Broward Health Medical Center is a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center and exposes our residents to large volume and exposure to emergency situations in all levels of acuity. The residents gain an exciting hands-on opportunity to care for pediatric patients. With Broward Health Medical Center being a safety net hospital, residents are exposed to a fast paced environment with a variety of medical conditions, levels of acuity, opportunity to be involved in procedures, as well as contributing to patient and family care needs.

Ambulatory Medicine

Residents spend four weeks in an outpatient primary care office with either a family medicine or internal medicine physician. The experience provides as an opportunity for residents to function in an outpatient setting, developing the skills to provide evidence based comprehensive care to a diverse population of patients. This setting allows residents to hone their office medicine skills and provide care with an emphasis on patient education, health promotion, and disease prevention. 

Pulmonary Medicine

On the Pulmonary medicine rotation, residents will be exposed to a variety of common pulmonary disorders that are frequently seen inpatient.  Residents will actively participation in the diagnosis and management of patients with pulmonary disease. Conditions that may be managed on this service include but are not limited to: pneumonia, interstitial lung diseases, asthma, lung cancer, respiratory failure, COPD, and pulmonary hypertension. Residents will also be exposed to the variety of procedures performed by pulmonologists and interpret tests appropriate to the resident’s level of training. 

Medical Intensive Care Unit Rotation

The Intensive Care Unit is a dynamic environment that provides valuable experience needed to complete your medical residency. Critical Care Medicine is a discipline that involves patients with a host of medical problems and is characterized by a multidisciplinary approach to management.

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Meet our Residents

Meet our residents from across the country and abroad, representing the diverse culture of South Florida. Broward Health takes pride in its training programs with broad perspectives that enrich the residents' learning experience. 

Transitional Year