The 48-month Med-Peds program at VCU leads to board eligibility in both specialties. Time is equally divided between the departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.
Residents switch between the two disciplines about every four months. Over four years, you will assume increased responsibilities with the ultimate goal of independent practice. The curriculum is built in 16-month consecutive blocks called the “learner,” “manager” and “leader” stages.
The schedule is modeled on a tandem block (A/B) schedule and subdivided into two blocks that allow residents to fully immerse in the clinical experience while maximizing work-life balance.
Clinical rotations are designed to provide a strong clinical skills base in internal medicine and pediatrics in both inpatient and ambulatory settings. Elective time is provided so residents can tailor their rotations to their individual career and academic goals.