Sample Categorical Schedule & Rotations by PGY Year

PGY1

During the first year of training, you will serve as patients’ primary physician under the supervision of an upper-level resident and attending physician.

Rotations typically include:

  • Inpatient medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the St. Louis VA Medical Center
  • Inpatient session in cardiology, MICU and CCU services
  • Night float rotations
  • Experience with the procedure team
  • Four to six weeks of elective time
  • Reading week with jeopardy call
  • Three weeks of vacation

PGY2

As a second-year resident, you will play an important management and teaching role at the hospital. Residents undergo teaching seminars to facilitate the transition from internship into residency.

Rotations typically include:

  • Inpatient medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the St. Louis VA Medical Center
    Continuity clinic
  • Experiences in MICU and CCU services and emergency medicine
  • Night float rotations
  • Elective experiences in internal medicine subspecialties
  • Reading week with jeopardy call
  • Three weeks of vacation

PGY3

As a third-year resident, you will continue to expand your skills on core inpatient services (inpatient medicine, CCU, MICU, cardiology) and take advantage of numerous elective and selective opportunities in medicine and non-medicine subspecialties.

Rotations typically include:

  • Inpatient medicine and/or cardiology ward service
  • Continuity clinic
  • Rotations in a critical care setting
  • Experiences in internal medicine and non-medicine subspecialties
  • Reading week with jeopardy call
  • Three weeks of vacation