Internal Medicine Residency Curriculum 

Comprehensive critical care training that connects to fellowships

The schedule and curriculum of The Christ Hospital Internal Medicine Residency is designed to develop excellent clinical skills while fostering strong relationships with attendings to support each resident’s professional goals. 

We are committed to your success. The outstanding reputation of our institution and program along with away-elective options contribute to our proven ability to match residents in fellowships. Through our alumni and professional networks, you’ll be able to make connections for fellowships across the country.

Your curriculum during your internal medicine residency at The Christ Hospital includes ongoing hospitalist rotations, critical care and clinic training and research opportunities. 

Hospitalist and Geriatric Care Training

Residents in our program work with our hospitalists throughout their rotations. You’ll learn from and work with some of the nation’s most competent and skilled hospitalists. Four of our hospitalists have additional training as geriatricians, which is one reason The Christ Hospital geriatric care ranked as high performing by U.S. News & World Report for 2020-2021.

In addition, you’ll work within our hospitalist consultation service where you can gain valuable experience in hospital consultative medicine. If you wish to specialize in this area, elective time is available.

You’ll also have individualized instruction and directed reading in our simulation lab

ICU Training

You’ll also have comprehensive training in our medical intensive care unit, where you gain experience in medically complex cases. During the rotation, you’ll join one of our critical care specialists who not only leads multidisciplinary rounds on the ICU but also a formal curriculum of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. You’ll develop increased diagnostic and clinical skills that allow you to effectively treat patients with conditions from routine to life-threatening.

Clinic Experience

To enhance your experience during your internal medicine residency, you’ll rotate through clinical sites that include The Christ Hospital and The Christ Hospital Outpatient Clinic. All rotations are in house, so there is no walking between rotations.

Research Opportunities

In addition to your hands-on clinical experiences, you’ll find opportunities for multidisciplinary research with active clinical trials. Research center partners include the Carl and Edyth Lindner Center for Research and Education, The Christ Hospital Cancer Center, and the James Gamble research facility . While in our residency program, we expect and encourage you to participate in and publish research.

Electives to Fulfill Your Interests

Elective specialties and subspecialties allow you to fulfill your personal interests, broaden your experience and become the outstanding physician you know you can be.

Medical Subspecialties  

  • Allergy/Immunology

  • Alternative/Integrative Medicine

  • Away-elective  

  • Cardiology 

    • Women's Cardiology

    • Interventional Cardiology

    • Electrophysiology

  • Custom elective 

  • Endocrinology 

  • Gastroenterology 

  • Geriatrics 

  • Hematology/Oncology 

  • Hospice/Palliative Care 

  • Hospitalist Medicine 

  • Infectious Disease 

  • International Medicine 

  • Nephrology 

    • Interventional Nephrology

    • Transplant Nephrology

  • Primary Care 

  • Pulmonology research 

  • Rheumatology 


  • Addiction Medicine 

  • Anesthesia

  • Dermatology

  • ENT

  • Emergency Medicine 

  • Medical Informatics

  • Neurology

  • Nutrition 

  • Occupational Medicine 

  • Ophthalmology 

  • Orthopedic Surgery

  • Physical Medicine &Rehabilitation (PM&R) 

  • Podiatry (nonoperative) 

  • Psychiatry 

  • Radiology 

  • Sports Medicine 

  • Urology (nonoperative) 

  • Women’s Health


Intern Daily Schedule 

​7:00am - 8:00am
Morning report​
​​8:00am - 10:00am
​Patient care
​​10:00am - 11:30am
​Team rounds
​​11:30am - 12:00pm
​Patient care
​​12:00pm - 1:00pm
​Noon conference
​​​1:00pm - 3:30pm
​Patient care
​​​3:30pm - 5:00pm
​Intern checkout

Block Schedule

The Christ Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Block Schedule