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What is 4+1?

  • Block scheduling that helps to separate inpatient and outpatient duties and minimize conflicts between inpatient responsibilities and outpatient clinical work. Residents will spend four weeks in a consult or inpatient setting including general medicine, subspecialty medicine, and critical care exposure. They will then spend one week in a primarily ambulatory setting wtih increased didactic time.
  • Allows for longitudinal clinical experiences in sub-specialty training sites.
  • Increases exposure to a variety of ambulatory experiences.
  • Allows for a longitudinal board prep experience.

Sample schedule showing 4+1 pattern for 5 teams:

Last modified: Oct 02, 2018