Selected Elective Rotations
- Cardiology Inpatient
- Cardiology Outpatient
- Focused Ambulatory Care
- Focused Administration
- Transitions of Care, Disease focus
- Additional time within any of our required rotations
- Additional outside expierience may be arranged through our relationship
with other residency programs.
At Southwest General, we pride ourselves on customizing our program to
the professional goals and aspirations of our residents. We offer a large
degree of flexibility in rotation scheduling and encourage residents to
adapt their future schedule as their long term goals become clearer throughout
the residency. To accomplish this, we allow our residents about
5 months of elective time throughout the year. We have created the following “tracks”
as examples of the flexibility offered by our program.*
Example Electives by Focus
General Experience Focus
- Required rotations plus: Cardiology inpatient, Psychiatry, focused Ambulatory
Care, and Critical Care II.
Critical Care Focus
- Required rotations plus: Critical Care II, Infectious Disease II, Cardiology
I, Cardiology II, Emergency Department II.
Infectious Disease Focus
- Required rotations plus: Infectious disease II, Emergency Department II,
Internal Medicine III
Ambulatory Care Focus
- Required rotations plus: Cardiology Inpatient, Cardiology Outpatient, Psychiatry,
focused Ambulatory Care, Transitions of care II
Transitions of Care Focus
- Cardiology Inpatient, Cardiology Outpatient, Psychiatry, Transitions of
Care II, Transitions of Care Disease focus
- Required rotations plus: Teaching Certificate, Academia rotation, Transitions
of Care II, Critical Care II. Internal Medicine III
*All tracks fulfill ASHP accreditation standards for PGY-1 programs. Generalized
rotations are recommended for residents who want a broad range experiences.
Specialized tracks help residents concentrate on future career goals by
including focused rotations in addition to core electives. All rotations
can be adjusted to changing interests and goals as the year progresses
as long as all ASHP requirements are met.