The Aurora Health Care Internal Medicine Residency is a dynamic program that offers a nurturing, challenging learning environment. Resident roles and responsibilities are based on educational goals and career aspirations, not hospital service needs.
Our large, diverse patient base, strong clinical and research resources, and outstanding faculty will prepare you for whatever career you choose, be it primary care, hospitalist medicine or a subspecialty.
The mission of the Aurora Health Care Internal Medicine Residency program is to promote a patient-centered, outcome-based approach to health care. Learning, scholarly activity and quality care are integrated within an educational framework, which serves as the foundation for any career in internal medicine.
There are resident-based critical care and general ward medicine services at both Aurora Sinai Medical Center and Aurora St. Luke's Medical. Consultant specialty services are also located on both campuses, giving residents exposure to a much more diverse population of patients, as well as different facilities, areas of expertise and a wide range of faculty.
An intern night-float system and electronically based sign-out system (I-PASS) meet ACGME duty hour requirements, providing effective and safe transitions of care.
The ward-based Morning Report is held on both the Aurora Sinai and Aurora St. Luke’s campuses. In addition, there are noon conferences every day on each campus, many of which use video-teleconferencing and audience response systems and cover the didactic core of the Internal Medicine curriculum. There’s also a monthly Academic Half-Day focusing on important issues involved in health care.
Specific conferences and learning experiences have been developed to address all major ACGME core competencies. They are often multidisciplinary and include Journal Club, Unexpected Outcomes Conference, Core Competencies Case Conference and specialty case conferences, among others.
Aurora Sinai and Aurora St. Luke's act as off-site campuses for the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and our involvement in training students of the University of Wisconsin urban-based TRIUMPH (Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health) program has expanded significantly over the last few years.
Additionally, students from the Medical College of Wisconsin regularly rotate on Aurora St. Luke's services. Residents also interact in an interdisciplinary team approach with PA students, pharmacy residents and trainees from other health care professions and residency programs.
Aurora Health Care sponsors outstanding postgraduate fellowship training in Cardiology, Gastroenterology and Geriatrics.
The internationally recognized Department of Cardiology offers a basic three-year Cardiology Fellowship, as well as further specialized training. The Gastroenterology Fellowship is designed for both the clinically oriented and the academically oriented gastroenterologist, while the Geriatrics Fellowship stresses both clinical and research skills and provides access to Aurora’s Geriatrics Institute and Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) unit.