Preliminary Year Residency

As an integral member of the residency team, the preliminary year resident develops fundamental clinical skills on the internal medicine service. This training is augmented by rotations in outpatient medicine, emergency medicine, and three electives. Elective rotations provide the resident with an opportunity to customize the transitional year and build a knowledge base specifically designed to meet his/her future training needs.

The Preliminary Year Residency is unique among residency programs.
It is the only type of residency specifically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to provide a well-rounded, one year internship. In accordance with the ACGME requirements, Eisenhower Medical Center Preliminary Year Residency is designed to meet the needs of medical school graduates who:

  • Have chosen a career specialty for which the Preliminary Year Residency fulfills a prerequisite.
  • Are required to have at least one year of fundamental clinical training prior to entering a career path which does not require comprehensive clinical skills.
  • Have not yet chosen a career specialty and seek a broad-based year to assist them in making a decision.

The Eisenhower Medical Center Preliminary Year Residency is fully accredited by the ACGME for six (6) resident positions. The sponsor for the Preliminary Year Residency is the Eisenhower Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program.

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