The table shows rotations during the 3 years of training. Our academic year is divided into 4-week blocks, thus there are 13 blocks in each year. A few rotations may be for two weeks and are therefore shown as "0.5" blocks. Please Note: the table below is an approximation for a house officer in a given year. The spectrum for individual house officer's in each year may vary somewhat, though not substantially.
|Ward Rotations||MICU/VA-ICU||CCU||Night Float
||Jeop.||Amb.||ED||Elective||Vacation||Total 4-Week Blocks|
|PGY-1 Categorical||4.5||1.5||0.5||0.5 *
|PGY-1 Prelimimary||6.0||1.5†||1.0 *
|PGY-2 Resident||5.0||1.0||1.0||0.5||3.0||1.5 **
|PGY-3 Resident||4.0 ‡||1.5||0.5||3.0||0.5||2.5 **
* PGY-1 Categorical Interns will do 2 weeks (0.5 block) of night float, which may be at Yale or at the West Haven VA Hospital. PGY-1 Preliminary Interns will do two-to-four weeks (0.5-1.0 blocks of night float, which may be at Yale or the West Haven VA Hospital.
** Traditional Residents (except PGY-1 Preliminary Interns) have additional electives in their subspecialty clinics during each of their ambulatory blocks.
† PGY-1 preliminary interns who will be going on into anesthesia will have the opportunity to have 8 weeks (2 blocks) of ICU training.
‡ PGY-3 residents will spend 2 weeks (0.5 block) at the West Haven VA Hospital on the Medicine Consult Service. Please see Inpatient Education at the VA for more details about this rotation.
^ All house officers receive a total of 4 weeks (1 block) of vacation during each academic year: two weeks (0.5 block) in the first half of the academic year and 2 weeks (0.5 block) in the second half of the academic year.