The Typical Schedule for the Year
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/V.A. ICU||CCU||Night Float||Jeop.||Amb.||ED||Elective||Vacation|
|PGY-2 Resident||4.5||1.0||1.0||0.5||2.0||3.0||1.0 ^
|PGY-3 Resident||3.5||1.5||0.5‡||0.5||2.0||0.5||3.5||1.0 ^
* PGY-1 interns, both categorical and preliminary, 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 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.